Posted to MedZilla on 5/27/2017


Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Discovery Toxicologist 1602523-MZ


 
 

OBJECTIVES

  • As part of the Global Discovery Toxicology Team work in interdisciplinary teams within and across Global Safety to provide safety support to early discovery teams and engage in core activities within the Discovery Toxicology group
  • Work as part of a team of safety assessment scientists and more broadly DMPK, pathology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry experts to implement discovery toxicology strategy to enable the selection and progression of optimized drug candidates
  • Apply novel toxicity mechanism-based assays and integrated models to support early target safety and chemistry evaluation.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide pharmaceutical drug project teams with expert advice and direction to improve the quality of therapeutics selected for further development based on proactive risk assessment of target- and chemotype-related toxicities
  • Develop comprehensive safety target reviews with risk mitigation plan for early drug discovery project teams based on literature, bioinformatics, and other predictive tools.
  • Apply state of the art in silico and in vitro de-risking strategies to aid in the selection and optimization of large and small molecule therapeutics
  • Lead the development of early hypothesis-driven investigation into mechanisms of toxicity for the proactive management of potential safety liabilities and communication of impact to teams

Qualifications

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS


  • Minimum of MS with 8 years of pharmaceutical experience or PhD in a scientific discipline with 3 years postdoctoral experience and/or 5+ years of experience working at a pharmaceutical company
  • Passion to decrease safety related attrition in drug discovery
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively in a matrix, global environment as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Broad scientific knowledge including pharmacology, toxicology, pathology, physiology and biochemistry.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

  • DABT certification desirable
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Routine demands of an office based environment.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, 15%


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Schedule
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