Immunology & Inflammation


The Immunology and Inflammation Therapeutic Area in Sanofi is composed of a world-class immunology team that is aiming to deliver medicine to transform the lives of patients in the fields of Type 2 Immunity and Dupixent, Complement Biology, Immune Checkpoint Biology, Targeted Autoimmunity and Type 1 Diabetes, and Type 1 & 17 Immunity. We work relentlessly to identify and validate new first-in-class, best-in-class molecules to address highly unmet medical needs as well as extend our understanding of current medications through dedicated research studies to maximize the value of our drugs in approved indications. 


Our team provides a supportive environment for the fellow to gain insight into potential career paths in Research function in a pharmaceutical setting. The fellow will acquire hands-on experience using in vitro and in vivo immunological skills with state-of-the-art technologies to execute preclinical research work and enhance our understanding of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. 


  1. Support an exciting research project, working closely with scientists in the group to establish assays and advance the biological understanding of molecular targets. 

  1. Learn how different functions contribute to drug research and development journey and how to be effective in a highly matrixed organization. 

  1. Develop proficient interpersonal, communication and presentation skills when interacting with key stakeholders. 

  1. Enable a deep and broad learning experience of drug discovery journey from early discovery research to post-approval of a drug by attending seminars and meetings. 

Sanofi Component: 

  • Develop research and communication skills: The fellow will get hands-on training in experimental design, execution, as well as data evaluation to build impactful preclinical research studies. The fellow will also strengthen both verbal and written communications through preparation and presentation of the scientific data. 

  • Leadership: Over the course of preceptorship, the fellow will learn to lead the project and interact and align with key stakeholders to drive the direction of the project. 

  • Innovation: The fellow will learn and explore innovative technologies including omic approaches in Sanofi and potentially incorporating them into the research project to build our understanding of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. 

  • Networking: The fellow will have extensive opportunities to interact with Sanofi colleagues in various functions within research and development and medical affairs, as well as other fellows and post-docs to find support and drive career development. 

Ideal Candidate: 

  • The ideal candidate for this fellowship will have some research experience and be curious and eager to learn laboratory skills to advance our mechanistic biological understanding of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.  

  • The candidate should possess ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively and have strong organization, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. 

  • Possess a PhD degree 

Location: Cambridge Crossing, MA, Bridgewater, NJ, Washington, D.C.