Ipsc Associate Scientist Iii, Stem Cell Biology

Biogen Idec Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 2 months ago

Company Description

At Biogen, we offer a workplace that is unique, connected, resilient and impactful. Our purpose to find cures for rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry.

We are connected as a team by this shared purpose, the pride we have in our work, and the inspiration we obtain from the lives we're changing. We are resilient as we overcome obstacles, following the science to deliver for our patients. Most of all, our work allows us to have an impact. An impact on our patients' lives and on changing the course of medicine.

Job Description

About this role

The Translational Cellular Sciences group seeks a highly motivated Associate Scientist with expertise in human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) culture and differentiation. The preferred candidate would have hands-on experience with the culture of undifferentiated iPSC and in vitro differentiation to neural cell types.

What you'll do

As the iPSC Associate Scientist III, you will support the development of human cell-based models of neurological diseases to help advance drug discovery programs across Biogen's therapeutic areas. You will contribute to the production of iPSC-derived cell types for internal and external programs.

Who you are

You are a Scientist who has hands-on experience and expertise with undifferentiated iPSC culture and maintenance. You have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and good oral and written communication skills. Your open communication and collaborative mindset help you to succeed in our cross-functional team environment.



  • Hands-on experience and expertise with undifferentiated iPSC culture and maintenance

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific discipline with 2-5 years of laboratory experience in academia or industry. Master's degree is preferred

  • Expertise in the execution and development of in vitro differentiation of iPSC, preferably neural cell types including neurons, astrocytes and/or oligodendrocytes

  • Molecular biology skills including mammalian cell DNA/RNA extraction, PCR/RT-PCR/qPCR

  • Familiarity with cellular biology techniques including, immunocytochemistry, high-content imaging, image analysis, western blot, cell-based assays

  • Ability to design, execute, troubleshoot and analyze experiments and to interpret results

  • Precise documentation of procedures and results in compliance with Electronic Lab Notebook guidelines

Additional Information

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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Ipsc Associate Scientist Iii, Stem Cell Biology

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