Posted to MedZilla on 11/23/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate, Process Chemistry 1702371-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 Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate working on the Process Chemistry team, you will be empowered to influence and improve the manufacturing process through your chemical work, and a typical day will include:


  • Process Chemistry is responsible for conceiving synthetic pathways for small molecule drug candidates and developing phase-appropriate manufacturing processes to ensure the consistent production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).
  • The Senior Research Associate in Process Chemistry is responsible for independently executing synthetic experiments as part of an API development team.
  • Additionally this position participates in planning synthetic experiments under supervision.

  • 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 Process Chemistry.
  • 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 projects


Education and Experience:

  • Masters degree in chemistry; 0+ years relevant industry experience
  • Previous experience working in lab setting
  • Practical experience with typical analytical tools (e.g. NMR, UV, IR, HPLC)

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.


  • 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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