Scientist I/II, Human Genetics (Statistical Genetics / Genetic Epidemiology)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
Telecommuting is allowed.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About This Role
In Biogen’s Human Genetics group, statistical geneticists, genetic epidemiologists, and clinical geneticists work together with molecular biologists and clinicians to identify, validate, and prioritize novel drug targets, and advance drug targets toward clinical development. We leverage our understanding of human genetics and genomics, disease biology, and cutting-edge technologies for deeper analysis of pathogenic mechanisms.
We seek a highly collaborative scientist with strong analytical and communication skills to lead genetic studies of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and support Biogen’s MS therapeutic portfolio.
What You’ll Do
Leverage human genetic data from Biogen’s clinical trials and MS PATHS for novel research studies
Have access to data through Biogen’s investments into biobanks (e.g. UK Biobank, FinnGen) and individual academic collaborators
Design and execute innovative research studies
Lead analytics for genetic studies of progression in multiple sclerosis
Apply a wide array of computational genomic approaches (hands-on analysis)
Integrate genetic data with omics datasets, and public/proprietary human molecular evidence
Collaborate with the MS PATHS team in Biogen Digital Health, and biologists in the Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroimmunology therapeutic unit
Who You Are
You have a strong analytical background in human genetics and are interested in applying your skills to drive drug discovery.
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.
Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or M.D. degree with a focus on Statistical Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Human Genetics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or a related field
Strong understanding of biostatistics & statistical genetics methods
Experience analyzing human genetic data (e.g. genotypes, exomes, and/or genomes)
Biogen seeks to discover transformative medicines for patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by leveraging new understanding of human disease biology, genetics, and cutting-edge technologies allowing deeper analysis of pathogenic mechanisms. Pushing back the frontier of neurological disease therapeutics lies at the center of Biogen’s mission.