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Senior Scientist, Neuroimmunology

Employer
Biogen
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive Salary, Bonus and LTI
Closing date
Dec 4, 2022
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Job Description

About This Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Neuroimmunologist to join our Alzheimer’s disease genetic targets group.  The appointee will have a record of accomplishment and have excellent collaboration skills. The individual will be expected to lead, design and execute research aimed at target discovery as well as the development of innovative therapeutic approaches to target neuroinflammatory processes.

What You’ll Do 

  • Lead research on established microglial and neuroimmune programs
  • Design and conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments
  • Mentor and manage 2-3 direct reports
  • Contribute to cross-functional program teams
  • Prepare, review, and deliver scientific presentations providing rigorous, objective information and recommendations to support project decisions
  • Provide subject matter expertise on the neuroimmunology of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Assess external opportunities for in-licensing and/or partnerships
  • Develop creative and innovative research plans to identify and validate new neuroimmunology targets for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Write prepare data packages supporting drug candidate advancement and/or publication
  • Actively contribute to collaborations with academic and industry partners
  • Involve yourself in the development and smooth running of the Group and Research Unit

Qualifications:

  • PhD in neuroimmunology/neurobiology and a record of high impact publications
  • Broad knowledge of microglia biology 
  • Deep commitment to rigorous science
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and to lead a small team
  • Agile and able to prioritize programs, time, and allocation of resources

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with drug discovery in a matrix organization
  • Familiarity with microglia-astrocyte-neuron culture systems
  • Familiarity with mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease
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