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Biogen Idec | Cambridge, MA
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Job Description

This role is for an intern within the Business Performance Management (BPM) team within the overall Performance Operational Capabilities (POC) organization. POC enables innovative approaches and efficient execution of the clinical development pipeline for global clinical operations (GCO) and/or other organizations within Biogen that impact GCO.

When viewed as a lifecycle, business performance management touches upon distinct yet interconnected areas including systems, analytics, resource & demand management, process improvement & innovation, training & process adherence, and clinical trial technology. Given the inherent interconnectedness of these areas, the majority of BPM projects have elements of each within their objectives.

The intern will focus heavily on supporting ongoing projects in process improvement and optimization efforts specifically in the space of early planning including protocol development, country/site feasibility, and site activation. More specifically there is opportunity for the intern to connect disparate datasets in a meaningful analysis to support ongoing efforts in cost accountability in protocol design planning.

Key Learning Objectives

a. Understand the complexities associated with process performance efforts and the role metrics play in supporting development of solutions

b. Understand how metrics and appropriate measures of control and success are determined within clinical operations

c. Experience cross functional teams' interactions as they relate to data analysis and dissemination needs

d. Work through challenges inherent in collating and analyzing disparate datasets in a clinical trial operating environment

Key Outcomes

a. Contribute to data collection and analysis activities related to key ongoing initiatives (protocol development optimization and feasibility)

b. Support the development of intuitive data reports and guidance for teams ease of comprehension and use of developed analytics


Must Have:

a. Experience with data driven decision making

b. Excellent project management and organizational skills

c. Appetite for process improvement and efficiency

d. Self-motivated

e. Effective communication skills


a. Experience in biotech/pharma

b. Experience with operational data


* Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
* Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program, returning to the academic program following Biogen Intern or Co-op assignment
* Minimum grade point average of 3.2 preferred
* At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
* Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies

About Biogen Idec

Biogen Idec Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of therapies. The Company's products address diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis. The Company has four products: AVONEX (interferon beta-1a), RITUXAN (rituximab), TYSABRI (natalizumab) and FUMADERM (dimethylfumarate and monoethylfumarate salts). AVONEX is used in the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). RITUXAN is used in the treatment of relapsed or refractory low-grade or follicular, CD20-positive, and B-cell, non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (B-cell NHLs). TYSABRI is approved for the treatment of relapsing forms of MS. FUMADERM acts as an immunomudulator. It also has product candidates, such as BG-12 (acquired with the purchase of Fumapharm), ANTI-CD80 antibody/(galiximab), ANTI-CD23 antibody/(lumiliximab), Ocrelizumab/(Humanized ANTI-CD20 Antibody) and Lixivaptan.In January 2007, the Company completed the acquisition of Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Source: 10-K)