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Senior Research Associate II / Research Associate Scientist, Cell Therapy Innovation

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAbout the role:At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.Join Takeda as a Senior Research Associate II / Associate Scientist where you will play an integral role in charging of multiple scale viral vector production and QC assay, as well as lead/participate in technology development to support pre-clinical research as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team effort. As part of the Viral Vector Innovation team of Takeda Cell Therapy Innovation team you will report to the Lead, Novel Technologies, Cell Therapy Innovation.How you will contribute:

  • Participate and lead projects to enable high throughput automation operation of viral vector production and QC testing.
  • Join a collaborative effort to establish automated data processing, and prediction models.
  • Design and execute experiments independently with a focus on improving vector design, production process, as well as deepen the knowledge of retroviral vector biology.
  • Review, communicate data internally (e.g., to supervisor, project teams) and prepares technical reports.
  • Proposes and implements resolutions to solve technical problems
  • Assists with the development of project strategy and communicates complex data/decisions within department and cross functionally as necessary.
  • Keep accurate and complete documentation of experimental studies in the ELN and contribute to technical reports and protocols.
  • Work with BSL 2 materials, follow safe lab procedures and maintain good laboratory practices (GLPs).
  • Stay updated on new, relevant technologies and published literature to support innovation within the group.
  • Lead new technology evaluations to increase product yield and process understanding.
  • Occasionally, perform weekend and holiday work to support on-going lab activities.
  • Work with senior team leaders and cross-functional teams and provide scientific and technical recommendations.Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
    • Research Associate Scientist: MS with 3+ years relevant experience, or BS with 5+ years relevant experience with degrees in biology, biotechnology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering or related pharmaceutical sciences.
    • Senior Research Associate II: MS with 2+ years relevant experience, or BS with 4+ years relevant experience with degrees in biology, biotechnology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering or related pharmaceutical sciences.
    • Experience with or practical knowledge about statistical software, data science, automation, database, machine learning and artificial intelligence is preferred.
    • Previous experience with molecular and cell biology, transfection, viral vector engineering, production, and purification.
    • Experience with adherent and/or suspension cell culture techniques with strong understanding of aseptic operations is required.
    • Hands-on experience with a range of analytical techniques, such as infectious titer assay, microscopy, flow cytometry, PCR, ELISA, western blotting, immunofluorescent staining and image analysis are required.
    • Experience with the automated liquid handler and/or high-throughput processes is a plus.
    • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.What Takeda can offer you:
      • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
      • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
      • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
      • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
      • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
      • Family Planning Support
      • Flexible Work Paths
      • Tuition reimbursementMore about us:At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.#LI-AA1EEO StatementTakeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.LocationsBoston, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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