Offers “Sanofi”

days ago Sanofi

Senior Viral Technician

  • Internship
  • Swiftwater, USA
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

Job description


Who We Are

Industrial Operations (IO) at our Swiftwater, Pennsylvania site, the largest vaccine manufacturing facility in the US, continues to develop its manufacturing assets to produce existing and new vaccines and biopharmaceuticals. Sanofi Pasteur provides associates in IO a variety of opportunities to develop and enhance their career through the ability to work in diverse roles across functions, resources for continuous learning, and assistance for those wishing to further their education.

The Position

The Senior Viral Technician, within the Manufacturing Technology (Mtech) function of Industrial Operation ensures the proper and timely execution of studies. The mission of MTech function is to deliver robust and efficient process & testing with associated know how transfer to Manufacturing and QC. MTech’s function also provides daily support for manufacturing and QC, toward industrial performance excellence.

At Swiftwater, we are currently engaged in developing reassortants for influenza viruses. We are getting ready with the reassortment process and preparing for Building 78, the new seed manufacturing facility, to become functional by 2022. SP’s plan is to officially use our own influenza virus reassortants developed at Swiftwater site in seed manufacturing which will favor Time to Market advantage over our competitors.

 Also, we are engaged in developing influenza virus antisera and reference antigens from potential northern and southern hemisphere candidate vaccine viruses. These reagents will then be used for potency testing of monovalent drug substance and there by timely release of drug products. We are responsible for both Fluzone and Flublok reagent development activities.

The individual in this position will be involved in cross –functional teams from various functions in IA to deliver the following:


Execution of small scale experiments and working with eggs and with flu virus reference antigen and antisera.   

Running hemagglutination testing, SDS-PAGE, SRID and chromatography.

Ordering and maintaining supplies and materials and shipping materials as needed.

Writing Standard Work Instructions and internal development protocols and reports.

Sample management between reassortant lab, seed lab, manufacturing buildings, FSL and analytical sciences.

5S and lab maintenance.

Flexibility to work on weekends as needed.

Focus on Site Safety


Working in a fast paced team environment requiring multitasking ability

Possessing the following competencies:

Interpersonal skills

Communication skills

Teamwork skills

Organizational skills

Detail Oriented

Who You Are

Sanofi Pasteur’s IO mission is to improve worldwide human health, as a reliable manufacturer, by delivering high quality, innovative, and affordable products to our customers. You would fit in well with our Sanofi values of innovation, solidarity, confidence, respect, and integrity and our ways of working (Focus, Agility, Accountability and Simplicity). 

Education and experience


Bachelor’s degree in life sciences.

2+ years of laboratory experience, cGMP preferred.

Preferred influenza viral work experience on hemagglutination assay, infectivity assay, HPLC, SDS-PAGE, SRID, chromatography and working with eggs.

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.