Lab Head, Degrader Technologies

Sanofi Institute for Biomedical Research
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Closing date
5 Nov 2023

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Biomedicine, Health Science, Life Science
Job Type
Bioinformatician, Director, Head of Department
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Job Details

Sanofi Institute for Biomedical Research (SIBR) is seeking a highly motivated individual with extensive knowledge and research experience in degrader technologies (i.e. molecular glue, Protac, etc.) to join our institute located in Suzhou, China.

Position Overview & Key Responsibilities 

1. Build and lead a team of scientists and technical staff at various levels to establish a degrader technology platform to enable small molecule drug discovery;

2. Conceptualize and execute research plans of target identification and validation, lead compound discovery/diversification/optimization, in vitro and in vivo preclinical studies, IND filing.

Basic Qualifications 

1. PhD, MD, or MD-PhD in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or relevant background;

2. 5+ years of research experience in the biopharmaceutical industry;

3. 5+ years of experience as senior scientist, principal scientist, or (associate) director in a renowned biotech and/or biopharmaceutical company, working on small molecule drug discovery enabled by degrader technologies;

4. Previous experience of bringing projects from target identification/validation to successful IND filing is a plus;

5. Be able to effectively communicate and function in a highly multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse environment;

6. Fluent in English and Chinese.


sanofi Lab

We are as a leading global healthcare company. At Sanofi, we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our footprints cover more than 100 countries around the world. Today, we are one company, driven by a unifying purpose and a common ambition. We believe our cutting-edge science and manufacturing, fueled by data and digital technologies, have the potential to transform the practice of medicine, turning the impossible into possible for millions of people around the world.


On April 13, 2021, we inaugurated Sanofi Institute for Biomedical Research (SIBR) in Suzhou Industrial Park. SIBR is the fourth global research institute established by Sanofi after France, Germany and the United States, and also the first global research institute in China.


SIBR is Sanofi’s first research and translational medicine laboratory in China. We are building a world-class team to pursue basic research and therapeutics development in the areas of immunology, oncology, and inflammation. We will accelerate basic research and drug development to meet the urgent medical needs in these areas.


SIBR will establish close collaborations with scientists in universities, research institutions, and biopharmaceutical companies, to discover new biology underlying human diseases, to identify new therapeutic targets, and to develop large and small molecule drugs to treat these diseases. We intend to work closely with our colleagues in China and around the world to turn SIBR into an innovation powerhouse in creating therapeutics to improve the health and life of people. 


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