Director, Federal Government Affairs

Job Description

As a key member of the Public Policy and Government Affairs team, the Director of Federal Government Affairs is a critical role at Biogen, shaping health care policy to benefit patient access, affordability, and innovation. Based in the Washington, DC, the Director will support the strategic vision of Biogen as a leader in neuroscience. Using sound judgment to develop targeted engagements with key stakeholders. The successful candidate will be self-motivated with an ability to work in a dynamic environment.

What You’ll Do
  • Represent Biogen before the U.S. Congress on company specific issues as well as issues of importance to the pharmaceutical industry
  • Manage federal engagement by Biogen’s consultants
  • Collaborate with PPGA colleagues to ensure an aligned approach to department goals and deliverables
  • Work directly with Biogen commercial units and key functions to assess effects of new policies or proposed legislative changes and support specific needs to ensure patient access to new therapies and treatments
  • Engage with external groups, including trade associations, to influence internal decisions and ensure alignment with Biogen goals and priorities
  • Provide updates and presentations to internal colleagues on developments in Washington, DC
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Who You Are

You are a motivated self-starter with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously both individually as well as in cross-functional environments. You have strong communications skills as well as experience on Capitol Hill or lobbying the U.S. Congress. You like to work in a challenging and dynamic environment that can change and improve the lives of patients.



  • 5-7 years of service on Capitol Hill or relevant private sector experience
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, written and interpersonal communication skills, particularly in interpreting and distilling complex information
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills—demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple work streams
  • Demonstrated commitment to ensuring patient access to innovative medicines and the importance of a thriving biopharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships, internally and externally
  • Ability to travel as needed

Preferred Skills
  • Pre-existing relationships with members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
  • Extensive exposure to health care

Additional Information

Biogen’s US Alzheimer’s Franchise is looking to recruit proven and ambitious sales achievers with at least five years of experience in pharma, specialty, hospital, med device/capital equipment, and/or biotech sales.
In this field-based, specialty sales representative position you will be called upon to sell our products with key stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s Disease community: including Neurologists and allied health professionals.