Posted to MedZilla on 8/18/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Scientist II 1700403-MZ


Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Scientist Iin our Cambridgeoffice.


Based in Cambridge, MA, we are seeking a PhD research scientist with experience in oncology biotherapeutics and in vivo pharmacology. The scientist will be responsible for design, execution, analysis and interpretation of pharmacology studies driving optimization and research for novel cancer-targeting biotherapeutics. The scientist will contribute to multidisciplinary project teams, summarize results and conclusions in study reports and present data at internal meetings and scientific conferences.


  • Independently design and execute studies to assess activity of biotherapeutics in xenograft and syngeneic mouse tumor models.
  • Develop, advocate, and execute lead optimization and translational strategies.
  • Independently analyze, interpret data, and present data in internal (lab meetings, journal clubs; leadership meetings) and external settings (collaborator meetings, conferences).
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and timely data in laboratory notebooks.


  • Ph.D. with a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience with oncology biotherapeutics, and a strong track record of scientific and drug discovery achievement
  • The position requires broad knowledge of oncology biology and in vivo pharmacology, including model selection and development, PK/PD/E studies, and drug combination strategies
  • Strong organization, interpersonal, and communication skills (oral and writing) are essential
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative perspective on drug discovery with the ability to translate concepts into action
  • Requires less than 10% travel, including international


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • 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

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