Sanofi Group Technologist in Toronto, Ontario



Reference: R2496109

Location: Sanofi Pasteur Limited / North York, Ontario

Department: Media

Reporting To: Bacterial Media Manager

Required Education: Minimum (3) year University Bachelor Degree (Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry)

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. For over 100 years, we’ve provided life-saving vaccines for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

Sanofi Pasteur Limited, located in Toronto, is one of the company's four major R&D and manufacturing sites. We are home to Sanofi Pasteur's North American centre for Analytical and Bioprocess R&D. As well, we are the largest Canadian vaccine producer: each year, we manufacture 50 million doses of vaccine and distribute them to more than 90 countries around the world, helping to protect against 20 infectious diseases. This variety of activities offers employees diverse opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our company attracts some of the best minds in the business from across the globe. Our 1,300 employees give us their best and we offer the best in return.

Sanofi Pasteur Limited is looking for motivated and results driven individuals to join our Media Team as a Technologist. Key responsibilities will include the following:

Position Summary:

  1. Efficiently operate and complete daily tasks within the B90 Media Chemical Raw Material Dispensing and Media Formulation Laboratory:
  • Follow strict adherence to specific SOPs, cGMPs and specified process validation protocols.

  • Work with minimal supervision to maintain precise inventory of approximately 300 chemicals used in the preparation of over 250 buffers, acids, bases, agars and tissue growth culture medium

  • Manufacture large volumes in high demand to customers in Component Pertussis, PPD, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Final Product, Adsorption Formulation, QC Bacteriology, M-Tech, Validation and Research and Development Departments

  • Responsible for receiving chemical raw materials, scanning into SAP, labeling thoroughly cleaning and wrapping with plastic to minimize dust and particulates, before placed in storage.

  1. Formulation of Media and Diluents as per SOPs and cGMP:
  • Accurately formulate media

  • Formulation of licensed materials is done independently, which includes the precise weighing of chemical components, thorough mixing with WFI, sterile filtration, the distribution to bulk containers and send samples to QC for testing

  • Adjustment of pH by the addition of base or acid, dilution, conductivity reading, osmolality reading and filter integrity testing.

  • Requires extensive and detailed calculations and concurrent documentations as the job is being performed

  • Verifier for co0worker when tasks are performed, materials are added or in-process test for pH, conductivity and osmolality are performed.

  1. Sterile filtration of final product in Grade A/B areas
  • Works independently within the clean room area executing the critical work via aseptic processes

  • Thorough inspection of all equipment used within the clean room area and process related equipment

  • Aseptic process to avoid contamination of materials or products, primarily responsible for the manufacturing of adjuvant used in the purified antigen process and in the final formulation process

  • Preparation of clean room hoods, and equipment set-up for the preparation of testing materials, dispensing of critical release-testing media plates, production related agar plates

  • Performs final sterile filtration, dispensing and sampling

  1. Calibration and Monitoring of Scientific Equipment and Systems
  • Performs daily or routine calibration of pH meters, osometers, weigh scales and balances; performs monitoring of magnehelic gauges, FMS (Facility Monitoring System) temperature and relative humidity and completion of other prescribed log book entries.

  • Maintenance of WFI system, sterile collection of WFI samples to be delivered for QC testing

  • Performs appropriate environmental and personal monitoring according to strict schedules detailed in area SOPs and corporate policies

  1. Accurate record keeping and inventory monitoring
  • Accurately and concurrently completes: batch production records, sample labels, and test requisitions, environmental monitoring data sheets.

  • Responsible for checking release and date status of all raw materials in SAP prior to use; makes all relevant SAP data entries and transactions related to inventory consumption and product formulation

  1. Develops and reviews SOPs simplification of BPRs suggests process improvements, and efficiencies, Reviews of APSS protocol
  • Suggests changes to SOPs and BRPs intended to streamline production methods

  • Improve efficiencies, improve adherence to cGMPs or to assure better quality material

  • Create new SOPs or BPRs when our customers require new media formulations

  1. Sterile filtration of various media products in Class C-C1 labs
  • Performs final sterile filtration dispensing of any media type made in class C-C1 labs.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum (3) year University Bachelor Degree (Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry)

  • Minimum of one (1) year of previous relevant experience in a biological, biotechnology or pharmaceutical manufacturing company.

  • Strong problem solving ability.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and make quick decisions in accordance with SOPs and training.

  • Basic computer skills and the ability to enter and maintain accurate data and in a timely manner.

Hours of Work:

Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm (subject to change)

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to a ttract, develop and retain highly 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.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.



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 dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

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