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Senior Research Scientist / Team Leader, Advanced Analytics, Novel Technologies, Cell Therapy Innova

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

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Job Description
Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Senior Research Scientist / Team Leader, Novel Technologies, Cell Therapy Innovation in our Cambridge, MA office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.
Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

As a Senior Scientist, Novel Technologies working on the Cell Therapy Innovation team, you will be empowered to build a world-class cell therapy team.

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

This position will play an important role in bringing in novel cell therapy technologies, as well as analytical methods for developing cellular therapy products. Independently plans and executes process and assay development, characterization, and qualification studies. Prepares study protocols, reports, technology transfer documentation, and regulatory documents for clinical trials. This work will require expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, gene editing, and bioprocessing. This opening is an opportunity to be part of an excellent team focused on solving the challenges of targeting solid tumors with chimeric antigen receptor cell products.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Provides technical leadership focusing on cell therapy characterization plan to project teams and commits resources to execute specific project tasks

Apply recent development in cell therapy-related novel technologies to design and create the next generation of cell therapy platforms

Work closely with senior team leaders as well as cross-functional teams and provide scientific and technical recommendations.

Serves as a technical resource for junior staff and leverages expertise in laboratory technology as a functional resource/trainer.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES, AND SKILLS:
Education and Experience:
Required:
Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Oncology or Immunology (Immuno-oncology background is preferred)

Previous 2+ years industry experience with cell characterization and/or gene editing and delivery strategy for cell product

Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team environment

Knowledge and Skills:

Extensive hands-on analytical experience with in-process cell characterization (T, NK, iPSC, or cancer cell, et.al) and molecular biology technologies.
Experience in flow cytometry, development, validation of high parameter (15+) flow cytometry-based assays, and high dimensional analysis is a must.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills - Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems, and determine causes and possible solutions
Teamwork - Ability to work well in a highly cross-functional team environment and across global line functions.
Communication Skills - Able to express one's self clearly and concisely within the team; documents issues and/or concerns concisely with colleagues; adjust communication style as appropriate for the audience; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor; technical writing skills to support the authorship of internal technical documents

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
May require approximately 5-10% travel

Updated Takeda U.S. Vaccine Requirement:
Absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US office-based and lab-based Takeda employees who work fully on-site or in a hybrid model (as determined by Takeda) must be fully vaccinated to work at a Takeda site or to engage with Takeda colleagues or anyone else on behalf of Takeda. As of the same date, absent an approved religious or medical reason, US field-based employees, employees must be fully vaccinated in order to continue in their current roles. - US employees who work at a Takeda manufacturing facility, and those who work at a BioLife center or BioLife lab, may be subject to different guidelines. Candidates are encouraged to speak with their recruiter to seek further information on the applicable guidelines for the Business Unit/Function for which they have applied.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

Tuition reimbursement

Company match of charitable contributions

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

Empowering Our People to Shine
Discover more at takedajobs.com
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EEO Statement
Takeda 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.

EEO Statement
Takeda 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.

Locations
Cambridge, MA

Worker Type
Employee
Worker Sub-Type
Regular
Time Type
Full time

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