Posted to MedZilla on 9/22/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Research Associate II, Vaccine Discovery R0010901-MZ


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Job Description


  • Write and maintain accurate, complete, and timely data in laboratory notebooks.
  • Independently design specific laboratory experiments.
  • Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses of experimental procedures, data, and conclusions.
  • Effectively communicate results of experiments and analyses to supervisor and/or project teams.


  • Perform routine scientific experiments independently and be responsible for research and development in collaboration with others on projects.
  • Perform new procedures with only general instructions.
  • Make detailed observations, organize and analyze data, and interpret results in a clear and logical format (e.g., graphs, charts, summaries).
  • Identify problems with experiments and troubleshoot solutions with guidance from supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Good understanding of basic experimental objectives and concepts of experimental design.
  • Maintain familiarity with current applicable scientific literature and contribute to the process of a project within her/his scientific discipline, as well as investigate, create, and develop new methods and techniques for project advancement.
  • Personal motivation to expand applicable scientific knowledge through reading and by attending seminars and research meetings.
  • Possess basic working knowledge of virology, molecular biology, or immunology.
  • Experience in clinical sample testing, and work in a GLP, GMP, GXP or CLIA environment are desirable.
  • Experience in Good Documentation Practices is a plus.
  • Be well organized and detail oriented, effectively prioritize, eager to learn, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess advanced word processing, data entry, data presentation and analysis computer skills.
  • Comply with Takeda safety practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Exhibit and promote Takeda Core Competencies.
  • BS Degree in Physical or Life Sciences and 2-5 years laboratory experience, orMS Degree in Physical or Life Sciences and 0-3 years laboratory experience.
  • Possess a combination of education and experience in a physical and/or life science to work independently, serve as a resource for researchers, train new technicians, and help solve problems with instrument operation.


  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).
  • Typical laboratory bending, stooping, lifting requirements apply.
  • Lifting and moving supplies and equipment (up to 25 pounds).


  • Willingness to travel to various training, meetings, or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.
  • Requires approximately 5% travel. (Expected to be infrequent.)

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Cambridge, MA

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