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Director/ Assoc. Director, Search & Evaluation (Tech Platforms & Therapeutic Modalities)

Company: Biogen Idec
Location: cambridge
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company DescriptionJob Description

The Director/Associate Director, Search and Evaluation, will work in collaboration with key stakeholders at Biogen to lead efforts to proactively identify and scientifically/technically evaluate external Technology Platforms and Therapeutic Modalities with a strong emphasis on gene therapy, provide unique and differentiated value-adding insights, and develop and articulate investment proposals to senior R&D leadership.

For this unique opportunity, we are seeking individuals who are curious, thoughtful and driven to apply intelligently their scientific training to better understand the strategic drivers in the biomedical industry in a fast-paced, excellence-driven and diverse working environment.

Responsibilities:

* Serve as a scientific "source of truth" by proactively identifying and providing expert scientific and technical assessment of gene therapy, biologics and small molecule technologies across the preclinical and clinical spectrum. * Evaluate emerging business-development opportunities to support the gene therapy and R&D portfolio by working in close partnership with key research, clinical, business development, legal, financial and commercial colleagues across Biogen with a primary focus on the scientific and technical merit to advance (or exclude) opportunities for further diligence * Responsible for leading deep scientific and cross-functional due diligence teams to deliver distilled/differentiated viewpoints, to identify key outstanding questions and to articulate rational next steps toward identifying and developing investment proposals for presentation to senior leadership * Establish key networks, both internally and externally, to survey proactively the emerging gene therapy, biologics and small molecule modality enabling landscape of strategic interest to Biogen * Demonstrate an ability to rapidly understand, distill and clearly communicate complicated, and often limited, multidisciplinary information * Must have subject matter expertise and understanding of the scientific, technical and competitive landscape(s), to develop scenarios and prosecution rationales, and to make thoughtful recommendations that will enable key senior stakeholders to position Biogen optimally to compete successfully in highly dynamic environment * Individual contributor role

Qualifications

Qualifications:

* PhD in the life sciences or related field (e.g. gene therapy, biologics, small molecule discovery/development) with >10 years (Director) or >6 years (Associate Director) of relevant biotech/pharma industry experience with thorough understanding of drug discovery and development process * Level is commensurate with experience * Prior experience working in and a deep knowledge of gene therapy research and drug development using molecular mechanisms (gene transfer, regulation, editing) with delivery vehicles (viral, non-viral) and an in vivo approach * Candidates are required to problem-solve, think critically on their feet, and deliver results in a timely manner and at the highest levels of excellence * We mandate a strong scientific background, analytical mindset, and outstanding communication skills * Applicants will need to be results-oriented and work well both independently and in teams * Strong project management, process-facilitation, organizational and operational skills are required * This opportunity targets scientists seeking to remain engaged in the field while leveraging the breadth of their experiences, yet with the flexibility of a business development/consulting role * Strong leadership skills and proven ability to influence others to reach common goals * For this unique opportunity, we are seeking individuals who are curious, thoughtful and driven to apply intelligently their scientific training to better understand the strategic drivers in the biomedical industry in a fast-paced, excellence-driven and diverse working environment

Additional Information

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

Keywords: Biogen Idec, Cambridge , Director/ Assoc. Director, Search & Evaluation (Tech Platforms & Therapeutic Modalities), Other , cambridge, Massachusetts

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