Posted to MedZilla on 9/19/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Takeda Physician Scientist Accelerator Program 1701522-MZ


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The Associate Medical Director will be joining the Takeda R&D Physician Scientist Accelerator Program with the objective of developing enhanced knowledge of the drug development process and practical working experience in an accelerated manner., This will be achieved through a 2-year custom program that combines three elements: (1) customized on-the-job training in different R&D departments (3-5 rotations of 4-6 months duration); (2) participation in the Drug Development Curriculum and, (3) leadership development. At the end of the two year program, pending successful completion employees will be placed in a pre-selected department.


  • Working in different R&D departments according to the agreed-upon Rotation Plan
  • The individual will work in different R&D departments as defined in the individualized plan for Rotation Program (3-5 rotations of 4-6 months duration)
  • Each department defines a list of tasks and activities that the individual is expected to fulfill
  • The participant will be working with the Supervisor who is assigned from each department to oversee and guide the work
  • Participating in the Drug Development Curriculum
  • The individual will participate in the Drug Development Curriculum. The course entails participation in weekly/by-weekly seminars and additional individual work with literature (reading and critical analysis)
  • Participating in the leadership development initiatives
  • The individual will participate in a number of leadership development initiatives during the 2-year program. The schedule for these will be agreed upon at the program commencement
  • Working with Executive Sponsor and Mentor
  • An Executive Sponsor is appointed to each participant for the 2-year duration of the program. The Executive Sponsor conducts performance reviews, with input from department leads, mentors, and HR and SPA representatives. The participant is expected to establish and maintain a regular working relationship with the Executive Sponsor
  • Each participant will also be assigned a Mentor. The Mentor is a senior level executive in the industry, either from inside or outside Takeda, who will provide valuable support and guidance. The participant is expected to establish and maintain a regular working relationship with the Mentor


  • MD or internationally recognized equivalent, board certified (pr internationally recognized equivalent) in internal medicine or a subspecialty
  • Clinical patient care experience
  • Established record of research accomplishments (PhD or equivalent degree, list of publications, grants, research awards etc)


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including writing, reviewing and editing scientific documents
  • Superior interpersonal skills, diplomacy and positive influencing abilities
  • Ability to work and drive decision-making within a multi-disciplinary, multi-regional, matrix teams
  • Good fit with Takeda core values and leadership principles
  • Right attitude (agile, curious, open-minded, can-do mindset)


  • Superior therapeutic area knowledge and solid understanding of emerging research in designated therapeutic area (if applicable)


  • MD
  • PhD (or internationally recognized equivalent)
  • Routine demands of an office based environment, with ability to travel (drive, fly)
  • Ability to drive to or fly to various meetings or R&D sites including overnight trips
  • Ability to spend longer period of time at a different R&D site (weeks or several months)
  • Some international travel may be required.


  • 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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