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Sr Manager, Business Development and External Innovation Cambridge United States,  

Posted on : 28 May 2017

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External Posting TitleSr Manager, Business Development and External Innovation Job DescriptionThe Senior Manager/Associate Director position within Business Development and External Innovation is a high-impact, high-visibility, hands-on role with responsibility for critically evaluating the scientific and technical landscapes surrounding select therapeutic areas, disease indications and emerging biomedical technologies across the biopharmaceutical value chain. In collaboration with key stakeholders across Biogen, the successful candidate will proactively search for and scientifically/technically evaluate external growth opportunities, provide unique and differentiated value-adding insights, and develop and articulate investment proposals to senior R&D leadership.Specifically, the Senior Manager/Associate Director will:• Serve as a scientific source of truth  by proactively searching out and providing expert scientific and technical assessment of therapeutic opportunities and promising science and technologies across the preclinical and clinical spectrum, bringing together the disparate data from research, clinical, regulatory, and commercial perspectives.• Evaluate emerging business development opportunities by working in close partnership with key research, clinical and commercial colleagues across Biogen with a primary focus on the scientific and technical merit to advance (or exclude) opportunities for further diligence.• Lead cross-functional diligence teams to deliver distilled, differentiated viewpoints, identify key outstanding questions and articulate rationalized next steps  toward identifying and developing investment proposals to present to senior leadership.• Establish key networks, both internally and externally, to proactively survey the emerging scientific and technological competitive landscape in therapeutic/disease areas that are (or might become) of strategic interest to Biogen, with a strong focus on near clinical (pre-IND) or early/mid clinical development programs.To accomplish these goals, the Senior Manager/Associate Director will need to demonstrate an ability to rapidly understand, distill and clearly communicate complicated, and often limited, information. S/he is expected to truly understand the scientific, technical and competitive landscape(s), develop scenarios and rationales, and make thoughtful recommendations that will enable key senior stakeholders to position Biogen optimally to perform and compete in rapidly changing and developing environments. LocationCambridge, MA, US Job CategoryCorporate Requisition Number30547BR QualificationsFor this unique opportunity, we are looking for individuals who are curious, thoughtful and driven to intelligently apply their scientific training to better understand the strategic drivers in the biomedical industry in a fast-paced, excellence-driven and diverse working environment.• Candidates are required to problem-solve, think on their feet and deliver results in a timely manner and at the highest levels of excellence.• We mandate a strong scientific background, analytical mindset and outstanding communication skills, and will provide training in all other aspects of this position. • Applicants will need to be results-oriented and work well both independently and in a team. • Strong project management and process facilitation skills are required. This opportunity is targeted at scientists seeking to remain engaged in the field while leveraging the breadth of their experiences, yet with the flexibility of a business development/consulting role. Education• MD and/or PhD in life sciences or related field (e.g. neuroscience), with 5+ years of relevant industry experience. About BiogenBiogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) is a biotechnology leader that discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative and rare diseases. Patients worldwide benefit every day from our medicines for multiple sclerosis (MS) and hemophilia. Founded in 1978, Biogen is one of the world s oldest independent biotechnology companies. Our development pipeline is focused on areas of high unmet medical need, as we pursue new therapies for patients suffering from diseases with few or no treatment options. These include programs for Alzheimer s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson s disease, spinal muscular atrophy and neuropathic pain amongst others. With more than 7,000 people worldwide, Biogen is truly a global organization. We are headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is home to our research operations. Our international operations are based in Zug, Switzerland and we have world-class manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and Denmark. We offer therapies globally through direct affiliate presence in 30 countries and a network of distribution partners in over 50 additional countries. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Biogen employee will come from "" email accounts. Nearest Major Market: Cambridge Nearest Secondary Market: Boston Job Segment: Biotech, Business Development, Consulting, Manager, Science, Sales, Technology, Management


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