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Associate Scientist III, Research
Biogen | Cambridge, Massachusetts
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External Posting TitleAssociate Scientist III, Research
Job DescriptionThe Biogen Department of Neuroimmunology seeks a highly motivated and extremely detail oriented associate scientist whose primary responsibility is to advance target validation, drug discovery and development. The individual is expected to have mastered a broad range of experimental techniques, preferably having established expertise in the field of neuroimmunology and glial cells. The individual will be expected to perform with significant independence with respect to designing and executing controlled experiments, analyzing and interpreting results, establishing and executing existing or new protocols/methodologies and recommending modifications. The individual is expected to read pertinent literature and exhibit knowledge of molecular and biological processes, applying their knowledge to propose new ideas and regularly make suggestions for creative solutions to technical challenges. The individual is expected to have strong written and verbal communication skills, preparing and delivering oral presentations, posters, draft research reports and contributing to manuscripts.

Responsibilities:

• Driving target validation efforts for neurological diseases such as ischemic stroke, Alzheimer, Parkinson and ALS.

• Using a variety of in vitro and in vivo techniques with excellent attention to detail

• Designing and executing experiments, performing rigorous analysis, trouble-shooting and interpretating results.

• Collaborating with relevant individuals and groups to advance projects; demonstrating good lab citizenship.

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LocationCambridge, MA, US
Job CategoryResearch
Requisition Number32070BR
Qualifications
• In vitro skills required: mouse whole blood and primary cell cultures stimulated with various ligands, assessment of cytokines secreted in supernatant by ELISA, and treatment with small molecules.

• Basic vivo skills required including mouse handling, i.p. injections, bleeding, assessment of plasma cytokine levels by ELISA; tissue collection

• Molecular biology skills: RNA isolation, qPCR, and protein analytical

• A solid background in neuroimmunology or immunology is required

• Proof track record of working efficiently and proactively, while maintaining excellent notebook records

• Data analysis skills. Knowledge of computer applications, including word, excel, and prism
EducationB.S or M.S. degree in a life science area is required, with minimum of 5 years of experience either in academic or industry settings.
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.

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.

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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