Senior Scientist, Clinical Imaging, Movement Disorders
Posted on: November 23, 2022
About this Role:
Biogen's Biomarker group aims to discover, develop, deploy, and
interpret biological markers in support of decision-making and
regulatory approval for drug candidates across neurology and
neuropsychiatric therapeutic areas. We are seeking a highly
motivated, results-oriented, imaging scientist to support
clinical-stage drug development programs for Movement Disorders
(e.g., Parkinson's, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) and other
neurodegenerative diseases - advising drug development teams on the
application and interpretation of imaging biomarkers while
overseeing their deployment within clinical trials.
What You'll Do
- Work with drug development teams to drive biomarker selection
and deployment of fit-for-purpose biomarkers used i) for selection
of optimal patient populations, ii) to demonstrate target
engagement, or iii) to demonstrate proof-of-biology and/or
disease-modifying effect of investigational therapies.
- Serve as subject matter expert on the application of
neuroimaging to drug development programs and contribute to asset
clinical development plans.
- Support the implementation and oversight of imaging in clinical
trials by providing input into site selection, assessment and
selection of imaging core lab partners, trial-specific agreements,
trial-specific imaging documents (procedure manuals, charters,
image analysis plans).
- Manage relationships and coordinate activities with imaging
- Ensure that data collection, analyses, data transfers, and
reporting are performed in accordance with the study protocol and
in compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Contribute to biomarker-related sections in relevant documents
such as clinical protocols, ICFs, INDs, IBs, clinical study
- Develop grow, and maintain internal and external partnerships
with scientific leaders, investigators, and vendor partners.
- Effectively communicate ideas, methodology, and findings to
both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Represent Biogen and lead advances in the field through
participation in conferences, pre-competitive consortia, and
Who You Are
You are a neuroimaging scientist with expertise in molecular,
functional, and structural imaging (e.g., PET and MRI) and their
application to neurodegenerative diseases.
You possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills,
while also holding scientific proficiency evidenced by a strong
publication record and experience presenting in academic, congress,
or industry settings. You can deliver clear, concise communication
of technically complex material that is persuasive and actionable,
including recommendations to cross-functional teams, internal
governance bodies, and external stakeholders.
- PhD in neuroscience, neuropsychology, biomedical engineering,
or related field.
- 2+ years' experience in applying neuroimaging to global
clinical trials either in an academic imaging center, CRO, or
- Advanced scientific understanding of clinical imaging
technologies such as PET, CT, and MRI.
- Resourceful and self-motivated with the ability of to work
independently with limited oversight.
- Capable of working and communicating effectively in large,
diverse, and matrixed teams.
- Research experience in disease areas with a focus on Movement
Disorders (e.g., Parkinson's, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy)
- Experience in leading biomarker strategy and deployment for
neuroscience drug development programs in a pharma/biotech
- Experience with Alzheimer's is helpful
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.
Position is commensurate on experience.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
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