Distinguished Investigator, Head of Neurorepair at Biogen in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Posted in Research 4 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAbout This Role At Biogen, we are pioneers in neuroscience. We care deeply about making a difference. We work fearlessly. We do not give up when challenged, pursuing innovation in all that we do. Founded by scientists, we are a science-driven company committed to original research that uncovers the underlying biology of complex diseases. We are humbled by the opportunity to change lives. Reporting to the VP, MS & Neurorepair Research Unit, you will oversee cutting-edge research programs that enhance innovation in the neural repair space, lead a team responsible for defining and validating robust new targets, and serve as Biogen's champion for the neurorepair strategy across all levels of the organization.What You'll Do Build and lead a world-class research team of ~16 scientists, focused on all aspects of neurorepair (remyelination, neuronal and glial protection, as well as axonal survival and regeneration) to bring forward programs of high impactWork collaboratively to create a pipeline of differentiated programs with strong biologic rationale and clinical feasibility, using the multiple modalities available to Biogen and ranging in stage from exploratory to pre-INDDefine an optimal combination of internal and external innovation to create a world-leading portfolio in Neural Repair.As a member of the Extended Research Leadership Team, provide guidance on overall strategy and drive scientific and operational integration across R&D.As member of the Discovery Portfolio Alignment Committee, contribute to program decisions at all stages of the preclinical portfolioWho You Are You are a recognized leader in neurorepair research and an innovative and forward-thinking leader who isn't afraid to challenge the status quo. You have a vision for changing the game when it comes to discovering and developing neuroprotective drugs and providing better treatment options to patients living with neurological disorders.QualificationsRequired Skills Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in Neurorepair research within academia or pharmaceutical/biotech industry. Prior involvement in translational biology will be an advantage.Recognized internally and internationally for a deep understanding of relevant biology, with an outstanding track record in translational research and/or drug discoveryStrong record of leading teams through line management and demonstrated ability to influence in a matrix environment and at the Leadership Team levelAdditional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.PDN-93a10659-b197-44d3-8458-421946d1cf23