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Computational Scientist - Digital R&D Large Molecule Research Team

Sanofi

Sanofi

Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2023
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Computational Scientist - Digital R&D Large Molecule Research Team

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Reference No. R2713383

Position Title:Computational Scientist – (Machine Learning) Digital R&D Large Molecule Research Team 

Department:Data Strategy Program Management

Location: Cambridge, MA

About Sanofi:

We are an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: chasing the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.

Sanofi has recently embarked on a vast and ambitious digital transformation program. A cornerstone of this roadmap is the acceleration of its data transformation and of the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions to accelerate R&D, manufacturing and commercial performance, and bring better drugs and vaccines to patients faster, to improve health and save lives.

In alignment to our digital transformation, we have launched a new major strategic initiative in 2023: the Biologics x AI Transformation. This is positioned to be a unique data-driven team, with expertise in AI platforms, data engineering, ML operations, data science, computational biology, strategy, and beyond. We are working as one to identify, design, and scale state-of-the-art AI capabilities targeted to truly transform how we research biologics.

Who You Are:

You are a dynamic Computational Scientist who will work with other scientists to apply cutting-edge computation, Machine Learning/Deep Learning approaches to revolutionize our large molecule computational tools by contributing to accelerating and improving the process of design and engineering of novel biologics drug candidates.

Job Highlights: 

  • Apply and develop artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) approaches (e.g. classification, clustering, machine learning, deep learning) on pharma research data sets (e.g. activity, function, ADME properties, physico-chemical properties, etc.)

  • Building models from internal and external data sources, algorithms, simulations, and performance evaluation by writing code and using state-of-the art machine learning technologies.

  • Close interactions with other Computational scientists, data engineers, software engineers, UX designers,as well as research scientists in core scientific platforms focusing on protein therapeutics, in an international context (US, Europe, China)

  • Update and report relevant results to interdisciplinary project teams and stakeholders

Key Functional Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (e.g. M.Sc., PhD)in a field related to AI/ML or Data Analyticssuch as: Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Biophysics, Computational Biologyor Engineering Sciences.

  • Ideally 1+ years of industry experience, new grads will also be considered. Should havea track record of applying ML/Deep Learning (DL) approaches to solve molecule-related problems. 

  • Familiarity with protein structure or sequence featurization/embeddings.

  • Familiarity with advanced statistics, ML/DL techniques including various network architectures (CNNs, GANs, RNNs, Auto-Encoders, Transformers, PLM etc.),regularization, embeddings, loss-functions, optimization strategies, or reinforcement learning techniques.

  • Proficiency in Python and deep learning libraries such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, Scikit-learn, Numpy, Matpilotlib.

  • Familiarity with data visualization and dimensionality reduction algorithms

  • Ability to develop, benchmark and apply predictive algorithms to generate hypotheses

  • Comfortable working in cloud and high-performance computational environments (e.g. AWS)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong tropism for teamwork

  • Strong understanding of pharma R&D process is a plus.

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.

Sanofi is committed to welcoming and integrating people with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retainhighly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request. 

Thank you in advance for your interest. 

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

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. 

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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.

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