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Executive Assistant-Worldwide Medical
Biogen | Cambridge, Massachusetts
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External Posting TitleExecutive Assistant-Worldwide Medical
Job DescriptionThe Executive Assistant will directly support the SVP, Global Medical and other executives as designated with advanced administrative support. The person in this role must be able to interact with staff at all levels in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient. This position interacts with employees, corporate officers, executives, external professionals and other individuals as necessary. Above all else this position requires a professional demeanor, sense of urgency, and the ability to keep sensitive material and conversations strictly confidential. Expert level written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important. Familiarity and comfort with both scientific and business-focused presentations and materials is required.

Responsibilities include:
* Complex electronic calendar management
* Meeting and event planning
* Extensive travel arrangements for the SVP and the Global Medical Leadership Team
* Provide general administrative support including telephone coverage, typing routine correspondence, processing incoming and outgoing mail, filing, etc.
* Manage and maintain extremely confidential/sensitive matters.
* Preparation of materials for presentations, as required, including to executive management team, R&D leadership, Commercial leadership, and key external contacts
* Provide leadership and direction to other administrative staff, as required
LocationCambridge, MA, US
Job CategoryGlobal Medical/Medical Affairs
Requisition Number32367BR
Qualifications* Excellent organizational skills
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Critical eye to detail and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
* Ability to exercise good judgment and determine priorities
* Ability to take initiative and work well under pressure
* Polished and articulate with strong interpersonal skills
* Ability to interface with high level internal and external contacts requiring discretion and initiative.
* Ability to work in a fast paced challenging environment while maintaining a high level of confidentiality
* Adaptable to change
* Must work independently and as a team player-success measured by effective executive support as well as providing guidance to other administrative support within R&D
* High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, Explorer, etc
* Intuitive, able to anticipate needs and develop options
* Strong work history in a corporate environment, with experience supporting an executive-preferably supporting Executive positions in a scientific environment
EducationBachelor's degree preferred. Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry experience preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience considered.
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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