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Principal Scientist, Biomarker (R&ED), Translational Sciences

Company name
Biogen

Location
Cambridge, MA

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The Discovery and Early Development Biomarkers group is seeking a highly motivated, experienced scientist to join a dynamic team engaged in the discovery, development, and clinical progression of novel biomarkers for neurodegenerative disease. The successful candidate will be a proven leader, capable of multitasking, setting goals/priorities, planning timelines, driving execution, and managing a team of high performing scientists. Exceptional communication and collaboration skills are essential. Strategic, critical thinking coupled with the ability to quickly assimilate, integrate and respond to emerging information are necessary.

Responsibilities:

• Define and prioritize key questions, develop and execute cohesive, decision enabling biomarker plans for late discovery and early development (through Phase 2) asset(s)

• Represent Biomarkers department on Program and Clinical Development teams, responsible for integrating biomarker strategy into overall development program, support the planning and execution of clinical trials

• Author and review relevant sections of clinical protocols, medical affairs and regulatory documents/filings

• Liaise with external collaborators and vendors, as well as clinical operations, business development, regulatory, research, medical and commercial groups internally

• Coordinate departmental resources to achieve team goals and effectively convey resourcing strategy to cross-functional and departmental stakeholders

• Provide scientific expertise and interpretation of biomarker data to inform statistical analysis plans

• Prepare, review and deliver scientific presentations for internal/external audiences and author related manuscripts

• Bring new assay/platform capabilities in house to support clinical biomarker analysis and provide technical expertise across biomarker platforms (e.g. ELISA, mass spectrometry, qPCR, IHC, NGS, imaging)

*LI-RD2 Location US-MA-Cambridge Job Category Research Requisition Number 32489BR Qualifications • Biomarker development experience in industry setting with exceptional verbal and written communication skills; proven ability to deliver clear, concise presentations tailored to diverse audiences

• Strong publication record and demonstrated experience conducting independent research in the field of neurodegenerative disease (Alzheimer's Disease experience preferred)

• Demonstrated leadership and evidence of strategic scientific thinking in translational sciences including biomarker discovery, assay development and implementation to support program go/no-go decisions, patient selection endpoints

• Strong understanding of drug discovery & development, with a proven ability to deliver high quality drug candidates to first in human studies

• Proven scientific leadership of cross-functional teams, managing people, complex projects and scientific collaborations

• Demonstrated ability to influence without authority and efficiently drive alignment among multiple stakeholders to efficiently progress programs/projects

• Ability to prioritize and deploy resources effectively and appropriately to meet key goals and timelines

• Must be a highly flexible, results oriented, independent self-starter who enjoys working in a fast paced dynamic environment. Education PhD in a life science related field with at least 6 years post-PhD research in an industry setting About Biogen Corporate Overview

Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Biogen is a pioneer in biotechnology and today the Company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics. Our global organization of nearly 7,000 employees is committed to a single mission: making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with few or no treatment options.

One of the pioneers in biotechnology, Biogen was founded in 1978 and today serves patients in nearly 90 countries. Our global headquarters and R&D operations are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, world-class manufacturing facilities in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA and Hillerod, Denmark, and affiliate locations around the world.

Our Science

We aspire to have the greatest impact on patients and science of any biotechnology company in the history of our industry. To us, that means creating novel medicines that benefit individuals and society, and bringing new scientific understanding to diseases for which there are no adequate treatments.

For nearly two decades Biogen has led in the research and development of new therapies to treat MS, including the most prescribed oral treatment in the world. Now our research is driving revolutionary new MS treatments with the goal of reversing or even repairing damage caused by the disease. We are now applying our neurological expertise to solve some of most challenging and complex diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and ALS. As we uncover new insights into human biology, Biogen is employing cutting-edge technologies to discover potential treatments for rare and genetic disorders.

Biogen is revolutionizing biologics manufacturing, developing the industry's most advanced plants and processes. This expertise is used to produce both original innovative therapies and biosimilars that expand patient access to lower-cost medicines.

Our Corporate Citizenship

The same intellectual discipline and passion that drives our science is reflected in our corporate citizenship, environmental sustainability, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a company, we are focused on improving science education and limiting the impact of our company on the environment. In 2015, we became a carbon neutral company and ranked first place on Newsweek's 2015 Green Rankings, and we are an industry leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Biogen was named to Science's list of Top Employers of 2015 and in 2017 received a perfect score of 100 for the fourth consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, which also named Biogen as one of its Best Places to Work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.

Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from @biogen.com email accounts.

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Biogen Idec Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hemophilia, and autoimmune disorders in the United States and internationally. Its marketed products include AVONEX for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS); TYSABRI to treat relapsing MS; RITUXAN for treating relapsed or refractory, CD20-positive, and B-cell Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL); FUMADERM for the treatment of severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients; and FAMPYRA, an oral compound for the improvement of walking in adult patients with MS with walking disability. The company’s products that completed Phase III clinical trials comprise TECFIDERA (BG-12) for MS; Peginterferon beta-1a to prolong the effects and reduce the dosing frequency of interferon beta-1a; and long-lasting Factor VIII and IX product candidates for the treatment of hemophilia. Its products under Phase III clinical trials consist of Daclizumab, a monoclonal antibody in relapsing MS; TYSABRI for secondary progressive MS; and GA101, a monoclonal antibody for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and NHL. The company’s Phase II clinical trial products include Anti-LINGO for optic neuritis; STX-100 for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; and ANTI-TWAEK for lupus nephritis. The company’s Phase I clinical trial products comprise Anti-LINGO for MS; BIIB037 for Alzheimer's disease; Neublastin for neuropathic pain; and Anti-CD40 Ligand for general lupus, as well as Phase 1b/2a clinical trial product includes ISIS-SMNRx for spinal muscular atrophy. It has collaboration agreements with Genentech, Inc.; Elan Pharma International, Ltd; Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB. The company was formerly known as IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation and changed its name to Biogen Idec Inc. in November 2003. Biogen Idec Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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