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Biogen Associate Scientist III - Cell Assay Development and Screening in Cambridge, Massachusetts

About This Role Biogen is looking for an energetic, creative cell biologist to join our Bioassays and High-Throughput Screens group within the Biotherapeutics and Medicinal Sciences department in Cambridge, MA. This position requires a self-motivated and productive assay scientist who enjoys collaborating with other assay scientists, biologists, and medicinal chemists. The successful candidate will have experience developing and running microplate-based assays using a variety of assay technologies. What You’ll Do: * Develop and run physiologically relevant cell-based and biochemical assays to identify and characterize small-molecule modulators using relevant assay technologies, such as qPCR, electrochemiluminescence (ECL), ELISA, alpha-LISA, cellular imaging, and using workstation liquid handling instruments. * Analyze assay data using specialized software to characterize gene expression, transcriptional modification, enzyme activity, and phenotypic changes. * Work closely with team members to deploy high-throughput screens as well as secondary assays that support the generation of structure-activity relationships of test compounds by medicinal chemists. * Oversee assays run by external CROs and monitor results for quality. Why Biogen? 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. Who You Are You are an energetic and curious individual who enjoys learning new techniques and seeks scientifically challenging work. _Required Skills_ * Education: BS or MS degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent experience. * Meticulous laboratory technique, attention to detail, and organizational skills are essential. * Demonstrated ability to successfully take on new challenges, quickly adapt to changing priorities. Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. * Experience characterizing inhibitors and activators in cell-based and biochemical microplate assays. * Understanding of assay data analysis methods and experience using software systems to process and analyze assay data. * Familiarity with methods and instruments for automated plate-based assays and the use of relevant plate readers and liquid handlers. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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