Posted to MedZilla on 9/23/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Associate Director, Analytical Development Biologics 1701454-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 Associate Director, Analytical Development - Biologics in ourCambridge, MAoffice.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Associate Director, Analytical Development - Biologics, you will be empowered lead the assay development, method validation and transfer, and characterization activities for antibodies, ADCs and other therapeutic proteins. You will contribute to the development of a comprehensive characterization strategy for biologics from pre-IND to commercial launch. A typical day will include:


  • Manages staff with accountability for performance and results of team.
  • Provides technical /departmental leadership by fostering development of skill sets among staff, and providing guidance on project leadership and cross-functional awareness
  • Develops cross-program strategies covering technical, regulatory, and resource considerations with limited oversight.
  • Serves as a technical resource to guide group members in strategic decision making; Recommends and implements new technologies and innovations as appropriate.
  • Leads CMC subteams and/or other cross functional teams.
  • Establishes and manages operational processes within the department/function.
  • Contributes to wider cross-functional/cross divisional strategy and drives initiatives to completion.
  • Develops and manages strategies for departmental infrastructure, resources, projects, etc. in conjunction with senior staff.
  • Identifies topics for initiatives and leads local/global department initiatives
  • Identifies potential changes within department in infrastructure, processes and scientific rationale and leads aspects of the change planning as appropriate.


  • Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science and 15+ years relevant industry experience
  • Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 13+ years relevant industry experience
  • PhD in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 7+ years relevant industry experience
  • Significant technical and strategic leadership experience with direct accountability for managing a team of direct reports.
  • Solid understanding of regulatory expectations regarding biologics development from early-phase programs to launch.
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary environment with accountability for informing departmental or functional strategy.

  • May require approximately 10% travel.


  • 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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