Scientist II - Genetic & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Unit - #495283

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Date: 10/14/2021 14:30 PM

City: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Job Description


About This Role

The Genetic & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Unit (GND RU) is seeking a talented Scientist to advance early to late pre-clinical research for novel drug discovery programs in genetic neurological disorders. The GND RU is composed of scientists with diverse backgrounds who integrate genetic data, disease biology, molecular mechanisms, and innovative methods to develop drug candidates in this area. Next-generation sequencing has identified genetic causes of diseases at an unprecedented rate, and advances in therapeutic modalities including antisense oligonucleotides, gene therapy and novel applications of small molecules are opening new possibilities to treat severe genetic disorders. This is an exciting and rapidly evolving field, and this role would contribute to Biogen’s numerous efforts in this area, working as part of a close-knit team. The successful candidate would assume leadership roles in driving validation and basic biology on drug targets as well as advancing drug discovery programs at various stages of the pipeline, in order to develop the next generation of therapies for devasting genetic disorders.


What You’ll Do

  • Contribute both intellectually and at the bench to the unit’s research and drug discovery programs
  • Take on leadership roles within teams, which may include members of GND RU as well as other Biogen departments
  • Independently evaluate the rationale for potential genetic target(s) or pathway(s)
  • Devise strategic and operational research project plans
  • Design and execute rigorous experimental studies to meet objectives and goals
  • Drive close collaborations with Translational Biology, Biomarkers and Clinical Development groups within Biogen, and CROs or academic groups externally
  • Deliver internal presentations tailored to diverse audiences to provide updates and drive decision-making
  • Supervise and mentor junior scientists
  • Incorporate learnings from relevant literature and new technologies
  • Enhance Biogen culture through publications and internal and external conference presentations


Who You Are

You are excited about bringing together the power of genetics, understanding of disease biology and application of new technologies to advance new therapies for genetic disorders of the nervous system. You are committed to contributing your unique expertise and perspectives, and taking on leadership responsibilities while working closely with others within diverse teams.


Why Biogen?

Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients’ lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive.


Required Skills

  • Depth of technical expertise in one or more relevant areas, including: molecular and cellular biology, gene therapy development and delivery, development/characterization of cellular or in vivo disease models, neurophysiology, advanced histology and microscopy.
  • Demonstrated record of scientific rigor and productivity
  • Ability to take on leadership roles within diverse teams in a fast-paced setting
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to thrive in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Highly organized and goal oriented
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and team spirit to learn and take on new areas of research and drug discovery.
  • PhD and 3-5 years post-doctoral or industry experience


Preferred Skills

  • Training or prior work experience in neuroscience, immunology, or genetics
  • Hands-on experience with gene editing, genomic analysis, preclinical models of CNS disorders or iPSC models desirable


Qualifications


Required Skills

  • Depth of technical expertise in one or more relevant areas, including: molecular and cellular biology, gene therapy development and delivery, development/characterization of cellular or in vivo disease models, neurophysiology, advanced histology and microscopy.
  • Demonstrated record of scientific rigor and productivity
  • Ability to take on leadership roles within diverse teams in a fast-paced setting
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to thrive in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Highly organized and goal oriented
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and team spirit to learn and take on new areas of research and drug discovery.
  • PhD and 3-5 years post-doctoral or industry experience


Preferred Skills

  • Training or prior work experience in neuroscience, immunology, or genetics
  • Hands-on experience with gene editing, genomic analysis, preclinical models of CNS disorders or iPSC models desirable


Additional Information


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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