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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 Sr. Medical Director, Clinical Imaging Scientistin our Cambridge office.
Here, everyone matters and you
will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Senior
Medical Director, Clinical Imaging Scientist working on the Translational
Research & Early Clinical team, you will be empowered to drive
innovation and decision making with imaging biomarkers to bring better
medicines to patients. This role will be
instrumental in strategic integration of impactful imaging biomarkers to
address key questions in drug discovery and development.
The Clinical Imaging
Scientist/Neurosciences Therapeutic Area (TA) Liaison is leading imaging
biomarker work for Takeda s Neuroscience TA, with particular focus on exploring
novel and established imaging technologies (incl. PET and MRI):
- to support drug discovery and development of the Takada
- to assess feasibility, potential routes towards assay
development, validation and implementation into translational and early
phase clinical studies to support business critical decisions for the
- to support imaging biomarker work in all of Takeda s
therapeutic areas, with particular focus on exploring novel and
established imaging technologies in Neuroscience.
The imaging biomarker
work will be carried out through external collaborations, and it is expected
that the position will cultivate relationships and contribute to building and
maintaining a preferred Imaging Center Network for Takeda.
- Provides strategic and technical input to imaging
biomarker development and implementation for both preclinical research and
early clinical development projects with assigned TA.
- Establishes network of external imaging centers to
assist team in conducting imaging studies
- Work collaboratively and facilitate a cross functional
group of MD and PhD s and operational staff in order to efficiently and
effectively enable the conduct of imaging studies across technological
platforms, and geography
- Build and maintain key stakeholder relationships with
translational research into early clinical development (Interface with
researchers in Drug Discovery Unit [DDU], Translational and Early Clinical
Research [TREC], and Therapeutic Area Unit [TAU] teams)
- Represent Imaging on Global Project Teams (GPTs),
Translational (TSTs) and Clinical Sub-Teams (CSTs) to support imaging
strategies and implementation plans
- Provide imaging expertise to early development working
groups that support the development and execution of biomarker and
personalized medicine strategy and implementation plan
- Support Imaging leadership in representing Takeda at
imaging consortia, alliances, and collaborations
- Partner with clinical operations, quality, procurement,
and contracting groups to support study team implementation of imaging
- Guide discovery scientists in building translation
research plans to translate preclinical imaging modalities into clinical
- Partners with Translational Biomarker Research,
Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacogenomics, and other functions
as appropriate to support the biomarker plan, and ensures that clinical
imaging biomarker plan is supported by translational research data
- Advises and consults on both preclinical and clinical
- Ensure that clinical imaging biomarkers results support
data-driven clinical ePOC (early Proof of Concept) go/no-go decisions
- Contributes to developing and testing companion
diagnostics (CDx) strategy for later stage implementation
- Evaluate cutting edge novel Imaging technologies
- As an in house Imaging expert will work across all
phases of development. Will work with clinical development teams plus
other advanced technology groups and preclinical development teams to
optimally devise and implement imaging biomarkers in drug development
plans and clinical studies.
- Provide advice and recommendations to development teams
about the appropriateness, utility, feasibility, limitations and benefits
of various imaging techniques for use in POM/POC, profiling, registration
- Ensure the proper implementation of imaging in clinical
trials by scientific guidance on choice of imaging core lab and external
imaging collaborators, by input into study protocols and imaging -specific
trial documents, and by oversight of imaging -component conduct and
- Contribute to Imaging group maintaining a state of the
art knowledge of clinical, technical and scientific imaging advances and
assess these advances for their potential value in lean and efficient clinical
studies including Proof of Mechanism and Concept studies.
- Serving as a knowledgeable Takeda representative on
imaging issues to external imaging experts, imaging biomarker activities
- Contribute to developing external relationships with
key academic imaging centers, imaging diagnostics companies and imaging CROs
EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
- MD/PhD or MD
- Minimum of 7-10 years of clinical imaging experience along with pharmaceutical drug development and translational/early clinical plan development.
- Cross-imaging modality expertise strongly preferred (MRI, PET, SPECT, CT, X-ray) including basic science knowledge of preclinical and clinical imaging modalities as well as design and implementation of clinical imaging trials.
- Knowledge of preclinical imaging science and data to enable 2-way translation to clinic and back.
- Experience in managing teams in the pharma imaging-related context
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including presentational capabilities.
- Superior analytic and problem-solving skills
- Ability to engage in collaborative discussions on imaging biomarkers in innovative drug discovery from early preclinical through to late stage development.
- Ability to apply innovative imaging technologies in a fit for purpose manner in the drug discovery process.
- Experienced in lean clinical development
- Knowledge of basic science
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Willingness to travel to both internal and external meetings, including overnight trips. National and international travel is required.
- Requires approximately 20% travel
WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER
- 401(k) with company match and
Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Company match of charitable
- 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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