Posted to MedZilla on 6/24/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Senior Research Associate, Analytical Development - Bioassay 1603193-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 project



Biologics AD Bioassay:
  • Experience with a variety of biological assays, including cell-based assays, ELISAs, flow cytometry, SPR, and/or other assays used to evaluate biological properties and process impurities.
  • Adept at conducting routine testing and able to conduct limited troubleshooting of multiple methods; can serve as a trainer for junior colleagues.
  • Understanding of cell biology and/or immunology.
  • Able to carry out method development, validation, and transfer of methods to internal and external laboratories with some supervision.
  • Able to support evaluation of new equipment/methodologies.
  • General lab competencies such as equipment maintenance and compliance activities.


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
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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