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Co-op, Computational Fluid Dynamics of the Central Nervous System

Life, Physical, and Social Science


Full Time

On Site


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Company Description 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 experienced 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. Job Description This application is for a 6-month student role from January - June 2023. Resume review begins in October 2022. Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics (CPP) provides characterization and prediction of the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug metabolism (PPDM) of the drug candidate in selected preclinical and all clinical areas, supporting drug discovery and medical therapeutics across many disease areas. As part of our mission, CPP is developing cutting-edge computational tools and accurate anatomical models as we develop a computational fluid dynamics simulation of the central nervous system. Position Description: You will be part of a team doing mechanistic modeling of the central nervous system, including fluid dynamics, solute transport, and tissue biomechanics. You will help with the definition of modeling approaches that can capture the relevant biology under study and, you will run, characterize, and validate these models using experimental data. Qualifications Relevant qualifications in addition to the below criteria. Strong computational skills. Experience in computational fluid dynamics Experience in mechanistic modeling Experience with Linux environment and high-performance computing and/or cloud computing environment would be a plus. Knowledge in tissue biomechanics is a plus Knowledge and/or interest in anatomy is a plus Knowledge and/or interest in neuroscience is a plus 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 Education Preferably working toward a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Bioengineering, or a related field. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.