Biogen Associate Scientist III /Sr. Associate Scientist, Technology Innovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Gene Therapy Accelerator Unit (GTxAU) at Biogen is seeking an enthusiastic, reliable, and dedicated scientist to contribute to the generation of gene therapy clinical candidates for neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases. What You Will Do * Perform and develop molecular assays to characterize in vivo AAV vector performance * Plan and execute molecular analysis on animal tissues, including DNA/RNA isolation, RT, qPCR, and NGS library preparation * Participate in process optimization independently or under limited supervision * Develop in-depth knowledge in the gene therapy field. Be a critical thinker familiar with the recent advancement in the focused research area and contribute the team decision-making process. * Maintain complete, accurate, and timely electronic records to support internal documentation needs and regulatory submissions * Summarize results across multiple experiments in clear presentations to colleagues on the team Who You Are You enjoy working independently and with cross-functional teams. You are an organized and detail-oriented individual with extensive working knowledge of molecular analysis of animal tissues. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and thrive in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment. Required Skills * M.S or B.S in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, etc), with 5+ years (BS) or 2+ years (MS) of experience in an academic or biotech/pharmaceutical industry setting * Extensive hands-on experience in molecular biology techniques, including DNA/RNA isolation from animal tissues, RT, qPCR, DNA gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, WB, etc. * Proficiency with analytical and presentation software, including Powerpoint, Excel, and Graphpad. * Strong organizational and time management skills, able to advance multiple projects in parallel Preferred Qualifications: * Hands-on experience working with rodents, including handling, dosing and tissue collection. * Proficiency in mammalian cell culture and aseptic cell culture techniques * Experience in NGS library preparation. *LI-RD8 All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.