Posted to MedZilla on 1/22/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Associate Director- DMPK 1800109-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 an Associate Director, DMPK in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Associate Director working on the Global DMPKteam, you will be empowered to provide bioanalytical support for developing large molecule based therapeuticsand support method transfer to CRO, and a typical day will include:


The successful candidate will lead and manage a group of scientists to provide bioanalytical support for developing large molecule based therapeutics. The position will focus on method development/qualification and application of the methods using various LBA assay formats (ELISA, MSD, Gyros, etc) for non-regulated internal assay support as well as external regulated assay support via method transfers/oversight to CROs.

  • Must have a proven record of scientific expertise through publications and or presentations in bioanalytical method development using LBA, multiplexed technologies, and other related technologies
  • Must have demonstrated superb leadership to coach staff scientists as well as to provide scientific influence to project teams
    • This role will manage two to three scientists
  • PhD in analytical chemistry, biochemistry or related fields with a minimum of 7 years of industry experience
  • MS in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or related fields with a minimum of 12 years of relevant pharmaceutical or biotech industrial experience
  • Must have supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge in bioanalytical chemistry, protein chemistry, immunoassays, immunogenicity assays, cell-based assays, and pharmaceutical discovery and development processes
  • Excellent capability in bioanalytical assay development and hands-on experience in trouble-shooting
  • Familiar with relevant FDA, ICH, and EMEA guidelines on LBA and immunogenicity assays


  • 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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