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Research Associate II

Company: Takeda
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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:We are looking for an experienced individual with a strong background in histology to join our dynamic team of histotechnologists and pathologists as part of nonclinical safety assessment of new drug candidates. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with histology. Familiarity with immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, with the ability to independently troubleshoot and solve technical problems are desirable. Successful candidates will be able to work within a matrixed organization, across multiple reporting lines and functional areas. The position is within a laboratory in an expansion phase, with expectations for excellent interpersonal skills supporting and maintaining the current highly collaborative environment.Join Takeda as a Research Associate II, based in Cambridge, MA.How you will contribute: ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Primary responsibilities include performing routine histologic processing of formalin-fixed tissues from rodent and non-rodent toxicity studies
    • Perform basic histology procedures (e.g. handling unfixed and fixed human and animal tissues, accurate slide and cassette labeling, tissue trimming, processing, embedding, paraffin and frozen microtomy, routine H&E staining and special histochemical staining, coverslipping, archiving of specimens)
    • Ensure and maintain preanalytical specimen handling integrity and quality to meet molecular pathology laboratory standards.
    • Maintain adequate stock and efficient use of supplies necessary for performing all procedures, and preparation of reagents as required.
    • Maintain laboratory equipment and assist with identification and execution of process improvement.
    • Perform routine scanning of stained slides using slide image acquisition systems (e.g. Aperio ScanScope/Versa; Phillips Ultra Fast Scanner, or similar) and, manage the slide image database (e.g. Aperio eSlide manager; Phillips Philips IntelliSite Solution, or similar).
    • Adhere to chemical agent, facility, and bio-facility safety requirements.
    • Understand and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Study Protocol requirements for all laboratory assigned activities.
    • Maintain proper documentation, archiving and routine quality control on all generated specimens and data in compliance with corporate policies and practices.
    • Demonstrate a clear interest and ability in learning new skills along with the ability to be organized, multitask, communicate effectively with a team and diverse individuals.Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
      • Minimum BS or MS degree in a Biological or Life Science.
      • 2-4+ years of relevant clinical or research histotechnology laboratory experience.
      • Demonstrated strong background in IHC/ISH techniques, ASCP qualification in immunohistochemistry (QIHC) preferred.
      • Necropsy experience is desirable.
      • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification: HT (desirable), HTL (preferred).
      • Experience with collection and documentation of research data in compliance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) is desirableWhat 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.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. LocationsCambridge, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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