Research Fellow/Scientist I, Research

Job Description

The Research Organization at Biogen is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join our highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary cross-Research initiative focused on the discovery of novel therapeutics for diseases with microglial pathology. The Research Fellow/Scientist I role at Biogen is an 18-month position designed to provide a unique opportunity for academically trained scientists to gain exposure to drug development and train in an industry research setting.

The individual is expected to lead, design, and execute an independent research project aimed at development of a humanized chimeric microglial rodent model and leverage it for drug discovery programs across multiple therapeutic areas (AD, PD, MS, and other neurodegenerative diseases). The work will be expected to support new target identification, active drug discovery programs and advance our understanding of human microglia biology. The individual is expected to work independently and collaboratively in a cross-functional environment, drawing on deep and current knowledge of literature. The work will involve a wide array of in vitro, in vivo, and analytical techniques using cellular and molecular approaches, and is expected to advance projects towards clinical development.

  • Develop creative and innovative research plans to address key questions in microglial pathology in disease
  • Design and conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments and analytics
  • Prepare, review, and deliver scientific presentations for internal and external use
  • Build strong collaborations across the Research organization at Biogen and become a key member of a cross-research unit initiative focused on microglia biology
  • Keep abreast of state-of-the-art technologies in the field
  • Write reports, manuscripts and generate data packages supporting model development and drug candidate advancement


  • The ideal candidate will have excellent technical skills, a successful track record proven by peer-reviewed publications in neurobiology using current technologies, excellent communication and collaboration skills, and strong understanding of variety of technologies applied to biological and genetic research are required.
  • A strong background in Microglial Biology is required
  • Prior experience with stem cell differentiation, human cell engraftment model using immunodeficient mice, flow cytometry analysis is a plus.
  • Strong self-motivation and drive to make impactful contributions is critical.
  • Postdoc experience is preferred but not required.


PhD in Neuroscience or related field, and 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience in academic or industry settings.

Additional Information

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