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Senior Research Associate, Incubation Lab

Company: Astellas
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: July 17, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas!

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at

Astellas is announcing a Senior Research Associate, Incubation Lab opportunity at their Astellas Innovation Management (AIM) site in Cambridge, MA.


Senior Research Associate of Incubation Lab (I-Lab) in AIM is responsible for supporting to create and advance early stage research programs in line with the I-lab strategy. One of the key roles of Senior Research Associate in I-Lab is to build research plan and to conduct experiment under the direction of leaders. Other key role of Senior Research Associate in I-lab is to connect with third parties (Academia, BV, CRO, etc.) and support the collaboration with them under the direction of leaders to accelerate network type drug discovery research.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

* To establish research plans to support to create and advance early stage programs under the discussion with internal leaders. * To conduct internal research by performing the experiments and analytical procedures through implementing the latest techniques. * To communicate multiple types of third party (Academia, BN, CRO, etc.) and support some portion of the collaboration under the discussion with internal leaders. * To communicate and collaborate with internal functions under the discussion with internal leaders. * To conduct lab management works. * May lead some aspect of a project in a small lab group. * To provide good presentation based on the written and oral communication skills.

Quantitative Dimensions:

* Support to enrich and advance internal early stage portfolio.

Organizational Context:

* The Senior Research Associate reports to Senior Director, Head of I-Lab.



* BS over five (5) years and MS over three (3) years * Knowledge and expertise on molecular biology and/or pharmacology * Good communication skill that can facilitate the relationship with internal colleagues and external (potential) partners


* Knowledge and expertise on Drug toxicology, DMPK, development and IP.


* Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance * Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down * 401(k) match and annual company contribution * Company paid life insurance * Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions * Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions * Referral bonus program

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Astellas, Cambridge , Senior Research Associate, Incubation Lab, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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