Posted to MedZilla on 3/26/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Senior Research Associate, Analytical Development Biologics 1601928-MZ



Responsible for independently executing basic/routine and complex experiments and unit operations. Additionally this position participates in planning unit operations/experiments under supervision and drafting support documentation (outside of lab notebooks)


  • Works with departmental and/or cross functional peers to execute on assignments, under limited supervision.
  • Prepares experimental protocols.
  • Contributes significantly to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area.
  • Interprets data independently, and contributes to technical reports
  • Identifies complex technical issues, and implements solutions under supervision
  • Contributes to the design of new applications/experiments/unit operations in consultation with supervisor.
  • Supports technology transfer through writing and consolidating technical documents.
  • Coordinates within department as well as cross functionally with peers on projects

Education and Experience:
  • Associates degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science and 4+ years relevant industry experience
  • Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 2+ years relevant industry experience
  • Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 0+ years relevant industry experience
  • Previous experience working in lab setting or Masters degree plus appropriate laboratory training
Line Function Specific Qualifications:
  • Experience with a variety of standard biochemical analytical techniques, including but not necessarily limited to liquid chromatography, gel or capillary electrophoresis, and/or spectroscopic-based methods.
  • Adept at conducting routine testing and able to conduct limited troubleshooting of multiple methods; Understanding of protein properties.
  • Able to carry out method development, validation, and transfer of methods to internal and external laboratories for standard methodologies with some supervision.
  • Able to support evaluation of new equipment/technologies.
  • General lab competencies such as equipment maintenance and compliance activities.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills -Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems and resolve routine issues using appropriate information.
  • Teamwork -- Ability to work within department groups/team.
  • Communication Skills - Expresses one s self clearly and concisely within function; documents issues and/or concerns concisely with colleagues; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor
  • Organization Exercises good time management skills
  • Technical - Proficient in use of applicable lab equipment and operations
May require approximately 5% travel.
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