Posted to MedZilla on 6/20/2018


Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Scientist, Analytical Development, Cell Therapy R0002397-MZ


 
 

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Job Description

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, Analytical Development, Cell Therapy in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Scientist, Analytical Development, Cell Therapy working on the Pharmaceutical Science Cell Therapy team, you will be empowered to build a world class cell therapy team and a typical day will include:

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

This scientist position will play an important role in developing analytical methods for developing cellular therapy products. Independently plans and executes assay development, characterization and qualification studies. Prepares study protocols, reports, technology transfer documentation, and regulatory documents for clinical trials. Presents study results at team or department meetings, to external partners or at conferences.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Understands project timelines and deliverables and plans/coordinates project work accordingly with departmental, functional and external stakeholders
  • Provides technical leadership to project teams within area of expertise and commits resources to execute specific project tasks.
  • Contributes significantly and independently to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area.
  • Reviews, interprets and communicates data cross-functionally within CMC and/or project teams.
  • Plans and implements resolutions to technical problems/issues
  • Represents functional area on GCT project teams by communicating activities from designated functional area to project team
  • Supports local and global initiatives which may include leading initiatives or work streams
  • Serves as a technical resource for junior staff and leverages expertise in laboratory technology as a functional resource/trainer.
  • Independently designs and executes experiments, and reports results
  • Assists with development of project strategy and communicates complex data/decisions within department and cross functionally as necessary
  • Builds and maintains relationships with key vendors and assists with technical aspects of vendor negotiations
  • Proactively analyses manufacturing issues and coordinates potential resolution with the CMC team.
  • Responsible for integrating scientific/technical efforts around cross-functional issues

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science and 8+ years relevant industry experience
  • Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 6+ years relevant industry experience
  • PhD in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, chemical or biomedical engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 0+ years relevant industry experience
  • Experiences in developing and executing cellular characterization assays and demonstrated expertise in one of the following areas - flow cytometry, multiplexing soluble protein platforms, RNAseq and/or single cell characterization platforms.
  • In-depth knowledge and experiences in T cell immunology or stem cell biology (e.g. iPSC culture and differentiation) is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of viral transduction process and viral analytics is strongly preferred
  • Understanding and experience of analytical assay validation is a plus.
  • Previous exposure to GMP manufacturing of cell therapy or biological products, or participation in technical transfer of clinical processes to a CMO, or tech transfer of product release & characterization or clinical assays to a CRO, or other third party is a plus
  • At least 2-4 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience in a development setting is preferred

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • May require approximately 5-10% travel

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 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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