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Senior Principal Scientist



Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023

Senior Principal Scientist – Medicinal Chemistry


Integrated Drug Discovery (IDD) is the small molecule drug discovery platform within Sanofi. IDD is an international, interdisciplinary group that spans medicinal chemistry, structural biology, screening, biochemistry, biophysics, cellular pharmacology, delivery technologies, sample management and more. Our vision is to deliver valuable, high quality synthetic drugs of varying modalities to improve the lives of patients. Our mission is to provide innovation and key enabling technologies to drive the discovery of synthetic small molecules and emerging synthetic modalities as drug candidates in the Sanofi Research Portfolio; to deliver high quality science and innovative approaches to drug discovery, and to perform as a highly collaborative flexible and forward-looking organization with broad impact across the Sanofi pipeline. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced medicinal chemist to join our Cambridge, MA-based team as a Senior Principal Scientist.


The successful candidate is a proven, experienced team leader with a track record of success in medicinal chemistry and multidisciplinary drug discovery. A Senior Principle Scientist is responsible for applying deep scientific expertise and judgement to initiate, design, and direct medicinal chemistry in support of research goals; is an expert in analyzing, interpreting and communicating scientific content to teams and stakeholders; demonstrates continuous growth in depth and breadth of scientific knowledge and understanding of strategic goals of group, team and company; successfully works as an impactful contributor, and as a leader of project teams and transverse initiatives; is an experienced and supportive manager and mentor of other medicinal chemists; has an established and growing reputation in the external scientific community through high impact publications, productive scientific collaborations and active participation in conferences.


  • PhD in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry with 7+ years of experience in a pharmacuetical/biopharmapharmacuetical environment; or Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry with 9+ years of experience in a pharmacuetical/biopharmapharmacuetical environment; or Bachelor’s degree with 12+ years of experience in a pharmacuetical/biopharmapharmacuetical environment

  • Exceptional technical skills and demonstrated ability to work and thrive in a collaborative cross-functional team setting; proven ability to analyze complex data sets, draw conclusions, and design follow-on experiments

  • Experience in all phases of the small molecule discovery process from hit ID to candidate nomination

  • Demonstrated track record of intellectual contributions in drug discovery as evidenced by impactful peer-reviewed publications, presentations, patents, and project achievements

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Experience in managing, coaching, and developing less experienced chemistry team members

  • Experience working with CROs and external collaborators

  • Comfortable and efficient in fast moving complex global environment

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.


At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.