Search and Evaluation Lead – Platform and Technology

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Job Description

About This Role

As part of a diverse, global External Innovation Team, you will collaborate with key R&D stakeholders to understand gaps in current capabilities and proactively identify potential external partners who have innovative platforms that can address these gaps. Working with a Director of External Innovation, you will identify potential partners, facilitate initial discussions, lead interdisciplinary technical diligences, and work with Business Development (BD) partners to establish external partnerships. You will be expected to fully understand the scientific, technical and competive landscapes to make thoughtful recommendations to key senior stakeholders for external platforms that have potential to position Biogen to successfully compete in highly dynamic environments.

What You’ll Do
  • Identify and provide expert scientific assessment of external platform technologies that enhance Biogen’s drug-discovery capabilities
  • Work closely with R&D partners in Medicinal Chemistry, Biologics Drug Discovery and Gene Therapy Accelerator Unit to define current technology gaps
  • Build an understanding of the external companies’ platforms and identify short lists of potential partners with platforms that address current gaps
  • Facilitate early discussions with and lead technical diligences of external platform companies
  • Partner with BD to establish external partnerships that complement and expand Biogen drug-discovery capabilities
  • Establish key internal and external networks to survey proactively the emerging scientific and technological competitive landscape

Who You Are

You have a strong scientific background, analytical mindset with outstanding communication skills, project management, process-facilitation, organizational and operational skills. You are looking to grow in a stimulating environment, scientifically curious, and who loves learning new science and working through collaboration


Required Skills
  • PhD preferred with 2 years’ industry experience in the life sciences or related field (e.g. neuroscience drug discovery/development) or BS or MS with 5+ years’ experience
  • Experience working in therapeutic discovery (2-5 years)
  • Scientific experience (early discovery) across any of the modalities is preferred (medicinal chemistry, protein engineering, antibody discovery, target discovery, HTS, gene therapy

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.