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Research & Development Counsel
Biogen | Cambridge, Massachusetts
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External Posting TitleResearch & Development Counsel
Job DescriptionBiogen is seeking an experienced business lawyer with a solid background in pharmaceutical product research and development. This attorney will be accountable for legal expertise and business counseling on matters relating to research and development activities, program and alliance management, drug safety, regulatory approval and labeling, and overall compliance with requisite R&D regulations. Individuals will have client responsibility on a broad range of company R&D related activities and serve as a dedicated strategic legal partner for one or more of Biogen's late stage clinical development programs. The role requires seamless coordination with legal and compliance colleagues for matters in areas of pharmaceutical promotional law, intellectual property and litigation. The position sits in Biogen's Cambridge, MA office and reports to the Chief Research, Development and Operations Counsel.
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LocationCambridge, MA, US
Job CategoryLegal & Compliance
Requisition Number31730BR
Qualifications
• Ten plus years' experience in the bio/pharma life sciences department of a leading law firm and/or corporate law department

• Strong legal background in the field of biotechnology/pharmaceutical research and development.

• Experience with collaborations, consortiums and license agreements strongly preferred.

• Experience with government affairs, FDA and EMA regulations a plus.

• A successful candidate will have exceptional: intellectual capacity; business counseling gravitas; decision-making intuition; communication skills; and capabilities in establishing business practices to manage legal and other risk.

Local Candidates Only
Education
• JD and requisite active bar licensure
About BiogenCorporate 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.

  • Biogen was founded in 1978 and today serves patients in nearly 70 countries.

  • A Fortune 500 company, Biogen in 2016 had revenues of $11.4 billion

  • Global headquarters in Cambridge, MA, and international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland
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.

About Biogen

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)

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