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Associate Scientific Director, Ophthalmology Research

Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

At Biogen, we offer a workplace that is unique, connected, resilient and impactful. Our purpose to find cures for rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry. We are connected as a team by this shared purpose, the pride we have in our work, and the inspiration we obtain from the lives we're changing. We are resilient as we overcome obstacles, following the science to deliver for our patients. Most of all, our work allows us to have an impact. An impact on our patients' lives and on changing the course of medicine.

Job Description

About This Role

As an Associate Director in the Ophthalmology Research Unit (RU) this individual will lead, design, and execute research strategy and projects in the fields of Ophthalmology and Neurodegeneration aimed at target discovery.

What You'll Do
Help develop a robust portfolio of preclinical programs for diseases in which loss of retinal cells leads to irreversible blindness
As a member of the Ophthalmology Research Leadership Team, provide guidance on overall strategy and drive scientific and operational integration
Help lead research teams from early target discovery to IND to create a seamless, innovative, and industry-leading pipeline from idea to clinical development
Define key experiments critical for target validation, and in vitro and in vivo pharmacology, in order to establish a strong case for IND

Why Biogen?

Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients' lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive.

Who You Are

You love analytics and are passionate about using data to drive key business decisions. You love learning new technological skills and working through collaboration.


Required Education / Skills
Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in a life science field
10+ years experience in Ophthalmology research within academia or pharmaceutical/biotech industry
Core knowledge in ophthalmological in vivo methods, including optical coherence tomography (OCT), optokinetic reflex (OKR), fundus imaging
Recognized internally and internationally for a deep understanding of relevant disease biology
Ability to drive data-based decisions involving internal and external stakeholders

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Biogen, Cambridge , Associate Scientific Director, Ophthalmology Research, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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