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Senior Scientist, Clinical Imaging, Movement Disorders

Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
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 service providers.
  • 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 reports, etc.
  • 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 publications.
    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.
    Qualifications
    Required skills
    • 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 biotech/pharmaceutical company.
    • 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.
      Preferred Skills
      • Research experience in disease areas with a focus on Movement Disorders (e.g., Parkinson's, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) strongly preferred
      • Experience in leading biomarker strategy and deployment for neuroscience drug development programs in a pharma/biotech setting
      • Experience with Alzheimer's is helpful
        Additional Information
        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 guidelines.

Keywords: Biogen, Cambridge , Senior Scientist, Clinical Imaging, Movement Disorders, Healthcare , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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