SummaryThe Neural Circuit group at Biogen is seeking a highly talented and motivated scientist to join a fast-paced team focused on neuroscience drug discovery. Our group's mission is to derive a better understanding of CNS disease and improve overall probability of success by employing cutting-edge in vivo electrophysiology together with live single-cell and population-based calcium imaging to dissect the role of specific cell types and brain circuits in guiding animal behavior.Job DescriptionThe successful candidate will be expected to lead and conduct independent research aimed at understanding how these circuitries respond to therapeutic intervention and how such pharmacologic modulation of their activity correlates to clinically relevant biomarkers. We are searching for an applicant interested in facilitating drug discovery through such a systems-based approach. The candidate will be responsible for: Providing expertise in calcium imaging. Evaluating and establishing new technologies for in vivo monitoring of neural activity. Leading, designing, and executing in vivo experiments for drug discovery programs across the portfolio. Working effectively and collaboratively in cross-functional teams.QualificationsProven prior experience with rodent in vivo single-cell calcium imaging (must be willing to work with animals). \\tExperience with animal behavior, optogenetics, and/or chemogenetics is highly desirable. \\tExcellent understanding of experimental design and underlying scientific principles. \\tComputational skills in analysis of neuronal activity data. \\tProgramming skills using Matlab, R, or Python. \\tStrong interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to clearly communicate results to a scientific audience and to maintain detailed written records. \\tDemonstrated ability to independently and successfully conduct research projects and publish in peer-reviewed journalsEducationPh.D. in relevant neuroscience-related area with a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral training.All individuals deserve the right to achieve their full potential. Accordingly, our company welcomes all job applicants, and we strive to provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on an individual's 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 local government agencies or law.As an employer of choice, we strive to:Provide attractive employment opportunities for diverse candidates at all levels and in all segments of our organizationPursue and maintain relationships with sources of diverse candidates, community organizations, and academic institutionsComply with both the letter and the spirit of all applicable laws and regulations relating to nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employmentVEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations Associated topics: biopharmaceutical, cytometry, disease, drug development, food scientist, healthcare, histology, injury, therapy, transfection
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