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Scientist I
at Biogen
Cambridge, MA

Scientist I
at Biogen
Cambridge, MA

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Job Description

Biogen is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Scientist I position within its Analytical Development (AD) organization supporting antisense oligonucleotides (ASO) drug development from pre-clinical through commercialization.

The individual will develop, qualify, and implement innovative analytical methods for ASO characterization and impurity analysis. Other job responsibilities include representing AD function in project teams, contributing to the ASO platform strategy, maintaining normal function of UHPLC and mass spectrometry systems, and other lab related functions.

The work requires cross-functional interactions and the ability to work independently and creatively to influence stakeholders across the development organization. Excellent technical skills, the ability to think outside of the box, and the ability to drive experiments from proof of concept to implementation are required. The selected individual should be able to clearly communicate their results and accomplishments to a broad audience at team meetings and in written reports. Strong self-motivation and drive to make impactful contributions in a fast-paced environment is critical. The successful candidate is expected to play the leading and supporting roles in different areas, and to work with the team to maximize efficiency and impact.


  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with different types of mass spectrometry and chromatography technologies
  • Knowledge in other characterization techniques such as NMR, Raman, IR, KF, CE, etc.
  • Ability to develop and qualify new analytical methods
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, capabilities in experimental design and execution, as well ability to work independently are essential
  • Knowledge in drug substance /drug product processing and pharmaceutical sciences as they relate to ASOs
  • Proficient with a range of instrumentation platforms
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to serve as a team member/leader in an environment where individual initiative, collaboration, and accountability are valued.
  • Knowledge in GxP practice and regulatory guidelines is a plus

Ph.D. (preferred) in analytical chemistry, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or related discipline with a minimum of 0-3 years experience OR MS Degree with a minimum of 6 years experience.

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