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Associate Director Omics Data Science, Bioinformatics and AI-driven Precision Medicine

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Sanofi is a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people we serve throughout the continuum of care. From prevention to treatment, Sanofi transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions, in human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions and consumer healthcare. More than 110,000 people in over 100 countries at Sanofi are dedicated to make a difference on patients' daily life, wherever they live and enable them to enjoy a healthier life. As a company with a global vision of drug development and a highly regarded corporate culture, Sanofi is recognized as one of the best pharmaceutical companies in the world and is pioneering the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the R&D organization including drug discovery, chemical manufacturing and control, translational research, clinical development, and regulatory document management and submission. Details of the organization and the company's mission and goals can be found on our website ().


Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms can significantly speed up drug discovery and shorten drug development and identification of patients for clinical trials thereby creating better medicines that save lives. AI and Deep Analytics (AIDA) is a critical group in Data and Data Science (DDS) organization at Sanofi R&D focused on applications of AI/ML and Deep Learning (DL) in drug design, multi-omics diseases modeling, drug development, and analysis of outcomes of clinical trials.

Our existing research and development areas include Omics Data Science applied to single-cell RNA sequences, multi-omics data integration, and real word data (RWD); Biologics Drug Design; Natural Language Processing (NLP); Deep Learning-based Imaging and bioimaging for digital pathology and Spatial Biology; digital signal processing (DSP) and machine learning applied to digital health and patient-generated data from wearables. The 30 Scientists in our group come from diverse backgrounds in computational sciences and engineering with deep expertise in AI/ML, deep learning, biostatistics, and algorithms.

We are seeking a Director of Omics Data Science specializing in Bioinformatics and AI-driven Precision Medicine to lead a team within the Omics Data Science (ODS) group. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Director of Omics data science group, will manage a team of AI-driven precision medicine scientists, and will work closely with all Precision Medicine groups at Sanofi R&D.

The position is available in multiple locations (Germany, France, USA), but doesn't sponsor work authorization and immigration visas.

The responsibilities of the Director of Omics data science will include:
  • Managing a team of omics data scientists with expertise in AI-driven precision medicine
  • Setting up, optimizing, or developing methods to advanced projects from the R&D portfolio
  • Integrating large omics data sets using different approaches (combined matrices, matrix of graph, ) for simultaneous analysis.
  • Applying AI/ML algorithms to tasks such as classification, clustering, prediction, dimensionality reduction, data visualization, relationship discovery...
  • Evaluating external opportunities in the field AI-driven precision medicine as well as setting up and leading external collaborations in the field.
  • Closely interacting with other data scientists as well as scientists in immunology, oncology, and precision medicine groups, in an international context (US, Europe, China).
  • Updating and reporting relevant results to interdisciplinary project teams and stakeholders.
  • Maintaining a keen awareness of recent developments in data science and bioinformatics and state-of-the-art of AI/ML/DL algorithms and research results.
  • Actively engaging in evaluation and coordination of both academic and startup collaborations.
  • A PhD degree (and preferably a postdoc) in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Engineering Sciences, and Applied Mathematics
  • years of industry experience with a strong record of accomplishments and project experience in AI-driven precision medicine
  • Strong familiarity with core concepts in Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Statistical Analysis applied to omics data analysis and integration
  • Familiarity with Data Visualization and dimensionality reduction algorithms
  • Proficiency in Python and/or R
  • Ability to develop, benchmark and apply predictive algorithms to identify novel biomarkers, dissect gene/disease relationships and generate hypotheses
  • A change agent with a combination of business, science & technology, and diplomatic skills
At Sanofi R&D North America, we deliver meaningful solutions for patients. We transform science into breakthrough, best-in-class and first-in-class medicines and vaccines. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce - and workplace - which brings together the collective brainpower of over 2,000 colleagues and provides you with an exciting place to grow and develop. We set the bar high, and we deliver. Join us and together we will build on our trusted legacy of breakthroughs for society.

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.

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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