Senior Associate Scientist

Job Description

· Design molecular or cellular laboratory experiments, oversee their execution, and interpret results to generate drug candidates for Biogen’s preclinical gene therapy pipeline for neurodegenerative, neuroinflammatory, ophthalmologic, and muscle disorders.

· Package, purify and analyze adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based vectors using adherent and suspension triple transfection platforms at bench- to pilot- scale.

· Develop new protocols for AAV production, purification, and characterization.

· Manage external contract research organizations (CROs) for plasmid/vector production.

· Maintain organized and detailed electronic records.

· Represent the Vector Production and Purification team at project team meetings and present data to team members.

· Telecommuting permitted up to 25%.

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Qualifications

Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Biotechnology, Biology, or a related field and 4 years of experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or biopharmaceutical industry.

In the alternative, the employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Biotechnology, Biology, or a related field and 6 years of progressive experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or biopharmaceutical industry.

Experience must include:

4 yearsof experience with each of the following:

· Hands-on experience with adherent and suspension mammalian cell culture and transient transfection protocols.

· Upstream process development for a combination of protein or viral production.

· Working in the drug discovery process and preclinical stages.

· Designing experiments and operating bench scale and pilot scale bioreactors without supervision.

3 yearsof experience with each of the following:

· Working proficiency and capacity to independently conceive, perform, and troubleshoot experiments and methods based on at least 4 of the following biochemical and molecular biology techniques: ELISA, SDS-PAGE, ddPCR, qPCR, or cloning.

· Working with AAV biology and engineering.

· Working with bench scale and pilot scale AAV production and purification.

· Supporting Investigational New Drug (IND) document generation.



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.

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