At Biogen, our mission is clear – we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops, and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Together, our employees create, commercialize, and manufacture transformative therapies for our patient population.
We at Biogen are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients who we serve. We are focused on strengthening our foundation to advance our overall Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy and, most importantly, ensure all our employees feel included.
As an intern or co-op at Biogen, you can expect to be placed on a real project, under the guidance of experience professionals and subject matter experts who are invested in your career and academic growth. We also ensure that you have plenty of opportunities to build your network, learn more about our organization through weekly lunch and learns led by leaders from across the company, and join us for several fun events.
This is for a 6-month Co-op position lasting from January – June 2022.
Global Clinical Operations (GCO) is part of the Clinical Sciences organization within Research and Development (R&D). GCO supports Clinical Sciences by providing expert operational delivery on our R&D clinical pipeline trials (phases 1-4). GCO is a key member of the Project Team and leads the Clinical Study Management Teams. We strive to be a world-class organization that brings disease and phase-aligned operational and scientific expertise to our pipeline studies. A customer-focused mindset and delivering on quality & value are integral to how we conduct our business in GCO and are exhibited through our growing site and patient engagement activities.
How we do this is by developing the strategy for running clinical trials and execute on the strategy in partnership with multiple clinical trial vendors. Clinical trials are complex and require extensive internal and external partnerships, and this is where this group has extensive expertise. In addition, there are multiple regulations and good practices that we follow to ensure patient safety, data integrity and compliance through everything that we do.
The work we do provides choices to patients and their families, giving opportunities to participate in clinical trials, providing access to novel potential treatments and offering solutions for unmet needs.
You will work with members of the Patient Engagement, Equity and Transparency (PEET) Team to support the broader team around patient engagement and promote the use of digital assets in the patient engagement process.
- Joining us as a PEET Co-op you will be accountable for supporting operational activities of the PEET team across the end-to-end patient engagement experience for our clinical trial patients and families/caregivers. There will be multiple projects.
Day to day responsibilities:
- The Digital PEET Team defines and maintains the use digital assets and capabilities to support patient engagement strategies. You will support these day-to-day activities for key studies and programs in the portfolio with a specific focus on the use social media as a tool for patient engagement. This role will also define standard tools, templates, and processes for program and study teams to use in the future.
End to end process description
- You will partner with the PEET Digital Leads to understand the key studies within the portfolio where social media could make a positive impact in engagement. You, the Digital Lead, and the Patient Engagement Strategy Lead will collaborate to establish the strategy for the use of social media for the study. There will then be a presentation to the Biogen Social Media Council followed by other review bodies per our standard procedures.
Overview of specific project(s)
- The specific study in which to perform this task will be defined at the beginning of the project. During the development of the social media assets, you will document the process and create templates for future study teams to use. This will promote a standard, repeatable process that will generate greater efficiency in the future.
To participate in the Biogen Internship Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
- At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
- Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
Bachelors or Masters degree student.