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Group Head & Senior Immunologist, Immune tolerance and autoimmunity - All Genders



Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024

Le contenu du poste est libellé en anglais car il nécessite de nombreuses interactions avec nos filiales à l’international, l'anglais étant la langue de travail.

Job title: Group Head, Senior Immunologist, Immune tolerance and autoimmunity

  • Location: Vitry

About the job

Are you ready to shape the future of medicine? The race is on to speed up drug discovery and development to find answers for patients and their families. Your skills could be critical in helping our teams accelerate progress. Join our Immunology and Inflammation Research Center of Excellence on Immune Regulation and Autoimmune Diseases (AID) at the Vitry site as a Group Head and you’ll lead Immunology research activities within an immune tolerance and autoimmunity cluster.

The activities of your team will concentrate on the identification of novel therapeutic concepts in immune regulation and tolerance with the potential to lead to transformative treatments of autoimmune diseases. Your team will encompass activities spanning from the identification of nodal targets and pathways that can be manipulated to intercept the pathogenic immune cells in AID, the exploration of innovative and disruptive modalities supporting transformative therapeutic development, as well as the development of translational assays for screening of the chemical and biological space.

We are an innovative global healthcare company with a focus on immunology that extends to innovation in diabetes and transplant medicine. Across different countries, our talented teams are determined to deliver a best-in-class customer experience using the best of digital, artificial intelligence and personal know-how. With a focus on immunology that extends to innovation in diabetes and transplant medicines, we pursue progress to make a real impact on millions of patients around the world.

Main responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership and Motivation: Inspire and motivate the team of scientists and technicians. Provide guidance and set common objectives
  • Project Management and Immunology Expertise: Supervise research projects related to immune tolerance, immune regulation, and autoimmunity. Identify promising targets and innovative therapeutic approaches. Lead their advancement through Sanofi’s governance processes
  • Innovative Approaches and Immune Tolerance Assays: Develop novel in vitro and ex vivo methods to support portfolio programs. Design and execute assays to elucidate mechanisms of action and understand disease biology
  • Productive Environment and External Collaborations: Create an environment where scientific excellence and innovation in immunology thrive. Establish collaborations with key opinion leaders and external research centers

Remember that effective communication, adaptability, and a passion for advancing immunology research are critical for success in this role!

About you

  • Experience Highlights: Industry and/or academic research in immunology and drug discovery. Bringing molecules into development. Expertise in inflammation, immune regulation, and autoimmune diseases. Proven track record of collaboration with CROs, academic groups, and industrial partners. Successful leadership of multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Soft and technical skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Proficient negotiation abilities. Strategic planning and foresight. Adaptability in dynamic environments. Recognized scientific expertise (inventorship, peer-reviewed publications)

Cellular immunology and immunological assays. Strong knowledge of adaptive and innate immunity. Experience in immunology and inflammation disease areas.

  • Education: PhD-level in Immunology, Cellular immunologist with biopharmaceutical industry experience
  • Languages: English (French desirable)

Why choose us?

  • We are redefining immunology, from science to treatment. Our ambition is to become the world’s leading immunology company. To achieve this, we are pushing scientific boundaries to better understand the immune system. This allows us to develop revolutionary medicines and vaccines that prevent or alter the course of chronic, autoimmune and infectious diseases
  • Bring the miracles of science to life alongside a supportive, future-focused team
  • Discover endless opportunities to grow your talent and drive your career, whether it’s through a promotion or lateral move, at home or internationally
  • Enjoy a thoughtful, well-crafted rewards package that recognizes your contribution and amplifies your impact
  • Take good care of yourself and your family, with a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits including high-quality healthcare, prevention and wellness programs and at least 14 weeks’ gender-neutral parental leave

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, ability or gender identity.

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