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Director/Sr. Director, Neurodegenerative Research

Company: Biogen
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Cambridge, MA


Region: US

Job Description The successful candidate will lead a group of 5-8 research scientists and will have the primary responsibility of progressing Biogen’s existing ApoE programs and for developing new ApoE-based programs. The appointee will have a track record of accomplishment. Excellent strategic thinking, communication and collaboration skills are essential.


Lead Biogen’s ApoE-focused research

Contribute to related programs on neuroinflammation.

Create and manage a high-performing cross-disciplinary group and mentor and manage employees with diverse development needs.

Provide rigorous, objective information and recommendations to Biogen’s internal governance bodies to support strategic project decisions.

Actively contribute to key collaborations with industrial partners.

Build strong partnerships with external collaborators by identifying potential academic partners to accelerate programs.

Assess external opportunities for in-licensing and/or partnerships.

Contribute to the development and implementation of Biogen’s Neurodegeneration portfolio.

Serve on the leadership team of the Neurodegenerative Disease Research Unit.


Qualifications PhD in a neuroscience/pharmacology or related discipline with at least 7 years of experience

2+ years of experience of leading teams

Deep expertise in ApoE biology and the role of ApoE in neurodegeneration.

Extensive experience of the use of pre-clinical neuroscience models.

Experience in a matrix-based drug discovery setting is preferred.

Evidence of high impact published research in translational neuroscience.

Experience identifying and managing qualified external vendors.

Excellent influencing skills and leading in a highly matrixed environment. Able to prioritize and allocate resources with agility to meet R&D goals.

Additional Information We are seeking a highly motivated leader with a passion for Drug discovery and Translational research.

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