Featured RNA-Seq Job – Associate Scientist II, Cell Line Technology (NGS/RNA-Seq)

Biogen Idec – Cambridge, MA

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to join our Cell Line Technology team. The team is responsible for both the engineering of cell lines that produce therapeutic biologics as well as basic research focused on understanding and enhancing the control of protein expression. The successful candidate will have a core expertise in the field of gene and protein expression, preferably with cell culture and cell line development experience. Candidates with experience in the following areas are especially desired: RNA-Seq, automation or the regulation of protein translation.Qualifications
Qualifications include a degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or a related field with relevant post-graduate or industrial experience. Candidates with industrial bioprocess development experience will be highly valued. The ability to perform productively and efficiently within a dynamic work environment along with strong verbal and written communication skills is also desired.


A degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or a related field. BS with 3-6 years or MS with 0-3 years of relevant experience.

About this company

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) is a biotechnology leader that discovers, develops and delivers medicines to improve the lives of patients. As a company, Biogen Idec recognizes that cutting-edge science and medicines can address unmet patient needs to change the course of devastating diseases.
Founded in 1978, Biogen Idec is the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company. Patients worldwide benefit every day from our industry-leading multiple sclerosis (MS) products. We have one of the strongest late-stage pipelines in the industry. In the coming years, we’re working hard to bring new therapies to market for patients with MS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease), hemophilia, and others.
With more than 5,000 employees, Biogen Idec is a truly global organization – generating revenue of more than $5 billion worldwide in 2011. In addition to our headquarters in Weston, Mass., and our research operations in Cambridge, Mass., we have a world-class manufacturing facility in North Carolina and offices in Canada, Australia, Japan and throughout Europe. We also have a direct commercial presence in 29 markets, including Brazil, China and India, and a network of distribution partners in more than 70 additional countries.
For more information about current job opportunities, please visit www.biogenidec.com/careers.