Head of Vectorology, Global Gene Therapy
Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH
Posted on: February 20, 2021
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Vectorology, Global Gene Therapy Takeda fosters a collaborative and
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Global Employer -- status for 2021. Head of Vectorology, Global
Gene Therapy Job ID R0028969 Date posted 01/25/2021 Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts Are you looking for a patient-focused
company that enables transformative technologies to address
patients' needs while inspiring you and support your career? Takeda
is a world-class organization where we combine our expertise in
disease biology, modality technologies and drug development
experience to develop gene therpies in a holistic approach. We are
seeking a highly motivated leader with substantial experience in
vector design and gene therapy drug development experience to join
Takeda to advance our gene therapy research effort. Be empowered
and join us as a Head of Vectorology in the Global Gene Therapy
Research Team. Objectives: As one of the leaders of the Global Gene
Therapy (GGT) Research Team, the Head of Vectorology will be
responsible and accountable for leading a team of vectorologist
that contributes to discovery research gene therapy (GT) projects
in the research pipeline. The incumbent will lead the team to
continue to establish collaborations across multiple line functions
to progress GT projects in a highly matrixed manner. For
- Provide leadership to a team of vectorology leads and molecular
biology specailists to deisgn vectors appropriate for gene therapy
therapeutic development and technology advancement projects.
Responsible and accountable for appropriate data interpretations of
the results of studies conducted by self and team members.
- Represent the Vectorology team as the GGT LT member. Ensure
cross team collaboration within GGT to obtain required resources to
enable efficient progression of GT projects.
- Enable the Vectorology team members to cross collaborate within
the GGT team, multiple Discovery Disease Units (DDUs), global
research platforms, Pharm Sci and other departments.
- Provide scientific and strategic input to therapeutic gene
therapy projects and gain alignment with other critical line
functions including but not limited to the DDUs and Pharm Sci.
- Constantly oversees project progression, experimental
prioritization and communicate effectively to GGT LT in a timely
- Ability to balance multiple projects under a demanding timeline
while providing guidance to a team of scientists.
- Advice project teams on experimental planning to ensure good
quality readout can be obtained to drive go/no-go decisions.
- Stay on top of the literature and industrial technical
advancement to improve vectorology capabilities by identifying
novel approaches and propose experimental plan to test the
hypothesis with the internal team and by the utilization of
- Accountable for the development of organizational culture and
capabilities. Ability to balance multiple projects under a
demanding timeline while fostering a culture of cohesion, team work
- Responsible for management of resourcing and budget planning
for his/her area of focus and accountable for effectiveness and
timelines of completion of project goals.
- Follow compliance of documentation in electronic lab notebook
and author scientific reports that supports internal documentation
and regulatory submissions. For Director:
- PhD degree in a scientific discipline with 12+ years experience
with 7 years of industry experience required. Prior managerial
- Previous experience successfully leading gene and/or cell
therapy drug development team/matrix teams through internal
governance transitions. Ability to have timeline management and
- 7 years of managerial experience with extensive matrix
leadership experience required
- Direct experience in the design and testing of gene expression
cassette and regulatory elements with developability properties
suitable for viral and non-viral gene therapy candidates. In-depth
technical expertise in gene therapy development.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills for presentations
,day-to-day project team communications, problem solving and
conflict resolution Proactive ability to look for internal and/or
external resources to enable progression of programs
- Data-driven, critical thinking, analytical and ability to
interpret results with statistical approaches. Excellent written
skills to generate and review critical documents and reports.
- Proficient in various computer softwares such as Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, Graphpad Prism, Snapgene (or equivalent DNA
sequence analysis software) and Microsoft Project (or of equivalent
timeline generation software/tools). As a global organization,
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