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Head of Digital Health Sciences, Neuromuscular Disorders

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

Job Description:

Company Description

Neurological diseases are highly complex, devastating, and there are still significant challenges in how we understand and treat them.

At Biogen Digital Health (BDH), we aspire to transform patients' lives by making personalized & digital medicine in neuroscience a reality. Leveraging data-science and digital technologies, we drive solutions to advance research, clinical care, and patient empowerment.

We stand with our colleagues at Biogen developing pioneering treatments in neuroscience. We believe that now, more than ever, biology and technology should go hand-in-hand to better meet patient needs, while enabling a shift towards more prevention-focused, affordable, and equitable care.

Our team at Biogen Digital Health rejects the status quo and lives by agile principles.

We strive for impact through excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We bravely go where others won't.

Our people are interdisciplinary, passionate, and champion caring deeply, working fearlessly, and changing lives.

The Of The Neuromuscular Disorders (NMD) Science Unit In BDH Will Be a Thought Leader Advancing Precision And Personalized Medicine For People Living With NMD According To The Following Mission Statements

  • Develop, validate, and drive strategic integration across research and medical evidence generation of digital health technologies (DHT) to yield more objective, precise, and ecological measures of NMD disease course
  • Lead efforts to turn rich multidimensional dataset into individualized predictive solutions supporting research and clinical care
  • Provide scientific and clinical leadership to BDH HCP/Patient Solutions in the fields of NMD aiming at improving care by supporting HCPs or optimizing the patient journey
  • Provide scientific and clinical leadership to external partnerships and investments in the field of Digital Health in NMD
    This role is of key importance to achieve the strategic vision and objective to make Biogen a recognized leader in digital health sciences, hence contributing to our corporate vision & strategy - this role will report to BDH Sciences Head and will be a member of BDHS Leadership Team.

    This role will be a transformation leader internally to drive acceleration of digital health in partnership with key R&D functions (Clinical Sciences, Global Clinical Operations, relevant development and research units) and Worldwide Medical (Health Outcomes Research, Global Therapeutic Area teams etc.).

    Job Description

    Develop, validate, and drive strategic integration across research and medical evidence generation of digital health technologies (DHT) to yield more objective, precise, and ecological measures of disease course in NMD
    • Work collaboratively across BDH, Biogen Research and Development Units and Worldwide Medical Research to advance a transformative -- digital medicine -- strategy to assess and monitor disease activity & progression in NMD using passive and active measurements methods (Biometric Monitoring Technologies).
    • Drive strategic integration of digital medicine within Biogen's R&D and Worldwide Medical strategies.
    • Provide scientific and clinical leadership to digital biomarkers team members
      Lead efforts to turn rich multidimensional dataset into individualized predictive solutions supporting research and clinical care

      As BDH consolidates its external innovation strategy, the leader will collaborate to the exploration of inorganic opportunities to -- partner -- on solutions for faster go to market or potentially invest / acquire solutions. The scientific diligence of these activities will rely on this leadership role.

      Team management and leadership: drive cohesive strategic plan for the digital health sciences unit, fostering a culture of innovation, excellence and partnership across organization. Attract and retain world class talents and drive high employee engagement.

      Thought leadership: represent biogen's digital health organization and its NMD expertise across internal teams at all levels and externally

      Qualifications
      • MD (Neurologist preferred) or MD PhD
      • PhD Scientist
      • PharmD, PhD
      • Intrinsic passion for advancing human disease understanding and transforming healthcare using digital technologies
      • > = 8 years Pharma/Biotech industry experience, alternatively extensive leadership experience in academic/clinical centers of excellence
      • Extensive expertise in the field of NMD
      • Experience in digital health in neurology is a plus
        Additional Information

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

Keywords: Biogen, Cambridge , Head of Digital Health Sciences, Neuromuscular Disorders, Healthcare , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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