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Job Description

The Associate Scientist III will be responsible for the following:

  • Significant hands-on in vitro and in vivo experimental data contributor to exploratory and preclinical portfolio project teams
  • Carefully and efficiently designs, executes, analyzes, troubleshoots, and interprets experiments working with supervisor and using literature based on agreed-upon goals
  • Writes & maintains detailed experimental protocols, electronic laboratory notebook
  • Communicates work clearly and regularly at cross-functional team & department meetings in the context of goals, literature.
  • Dedication to continuous learning, improvement


  • Requires a Bachelor's and/or Master's in Biology, Neuroscience or related biological sciences discipline. Please note that holding a PhD is considered overqualified for this position.
  • Hands-on molecular biology/biochemistry laboratory experience in industry or academic setting
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication & presentation skills
  • Ability to incorporate scientific literature into background & results of own work
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams

The preferred candidate would be proficient in the below listed laboratory skills and demonstrated ability & willingness to learn new techniques:

  • Molecular biology/biochemistry techniques (e.g. RNA isolation, qPCR, ddPCR, transfection, transduction, ELISA, HTRF, Western blot, immunostaining, fluorescent microscopy)
  • Mammalian cell culture techniques (cell lines, primary cells, iPSC-derived cells)
  • Rodent handling; perfusion, brain/region collection, stereotaxic brain injections / P0 ICV injections.
  • Master's degree and 2-3 years industry experience in drug development

  • Basic knowledge of neuroscience and/or neurodevelopmental disorders

  • Experience working with iPSC-derived cultures and/or primary neurons

  • General understanding of statistical methodology and its application to experimental work

Additional Information

Join the Genetic & Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Unit to work towards impactful therapeutics in areas of high unmet need in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment! The Associate Scientist III will be a key player in projects related to Exploratory and Preclinical research. This role will function out of the Cambridge, MA Biogen Headquarters.

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