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Sanofi Group Senior Lead, GMU Scientific Communications in Waltham, Massachusetts

Senior Lead, GMU Scientific Communications will play a vital role with unique accountabilities to foster scientific excellence for the GMU. She/he will lead the implementation and execution of publication strategy for portfolio projects and technology platform applications and be an integral member of cross-functional project teams by participating with preclinical contributions for regulatory filings. In this role, the Senior Lead will also advise postdoctoral fellows on publications, as a member of the postdoctoral fellow committee, consulting with legal department for publication strategy to ensure success of their tenure at Sanofi. In addition, the candidate will oversee GMU scientific integrity and audit of electronic records.

Candidates need to have solid capabilities in communication, a strong background in science; publication authorship in peer reviewed journals; experience with regulatory documentations and regulatory document writing; and experience using digital communication platforms. The ideal candidate possesses excellent written and oral communication, scientific data people skills, rigorous organization capabilities, and a strong attention to detail.

Key Accountabilities

Develop and promote scientific publications from GMU research teams

  • Provide support to the GMU leadership in implementation of scientific communication strategy for the unit

  • Develop a program specific publicationstrategy working closely with each program team and other stakeholders such as legal.

  • Ensure presentation of Scientific communication plan for each project at the therapeutic working group of the unit. Prepare a slide summarizing the scientific communication plan for the project at key project transitions, showing progress on the plan and risk / risk mitigation strategies

  • Support teams in drafting manuscripts and finalize manuscripts into a definitive version for submission. Lead any efforts for editing post manuscript review by journal

  • Lead the identification and selection of abstracts for public forum and major global scientific conferences. Drive a general calendar of meetings ensuring we have representation for both new and encore abstracts as needed. ·Attend monthly meetings with legal to ensure strategy for scientific communications is advanced

  • Ensure a timely internal manuscript review and oversee approvals through internal publication tools

  • Conduct periodic audits of internal tools for publications

  • Maintain internal publication SharePoint and communicate GMU publications and patents to global research community

Lead the GMU regulatory filings preparations

  • Develop firsthand knowledge of the programs nearing IND enabling study stage and have a thorough understanding of key data that will be submitted in regulatory materials for leadership review.

  • Work with the teams to develop a timeline for a document preparation plan that aligns with regulatory benchmarks and data availability

  • Draft and finalize SPR and preclinical pharmacology reports needed for briefing book, IND and BLA submissions (or other agency filings),

  • Review data integrity and make risk and risk mitigation strategy recommendations to GMU leadership

  • Working with regulatory team and cluster heads, ensure standardization of genomic medicine preclinical contributions across different projects

Postdoctoral program

  • Lead the GMU Postdoctoral Program, working closely with the cluster heads and group heads involved in postdoc projects. Ensure cross communication of postdoc activities within GMU clusters.

  • Ensure publication strategy, and partner with legal on postdoc publications. Ensure cross communication with global research program

Research integrity

  • Conduct periodic and ad-hoc research data integrity audits for the unit.

  • Assist in the operationalization of any cross functional projects that need to be implemented for addressing rigor and risks to research data integrity

Coordination of academic collaboration efforts

  • Oversee the full cycle of academic collaborations review process

  • Coordinate budget requests for academic collaborations

  • Support teams in organizing sites for data sharing and oversee data integrity from collaborations

  • Liaise with scientific relations on ad-hoc events for academic collaborations

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced Scientific degree (PhD, or MSc with 5+ or 10+ years of experience), and a minimum of 2 first author publications

  • Persuasive communication skills and a prominent level of comfort when interacting with members of senior management and external KOLs

  • Ability of navigating and performing in highly dynamic and complex working environment

  • Ability of multitasking while maintaining high quality outputs

  • Superior communication skills; eloquence / fluent level of proficiency in English (written and oral)

  • Ability to formulate and present scientific narratives. Formal experience with scientific writing/editing

  • Strong organization skills

Preferred Requirements

  • PhD preferred

  • Ability to work independently, and transversally, incorporating and unifying ideas from diverse team members

  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

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.

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

According to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.



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