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Cell Biologist / Immunologist, Oncology Cell Therapy Innovation

Takeda Pharmaceutical
Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, US
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Oct 1, 2021

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Conservation science
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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Cell Biologist / Immunologist in our Oncology Cell Therapy Innovation group in our Cambridge, MA office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


We are looking for a Cell Biologist/ Immunologist/ Bio-engineer with in vitr o /ex vivo cell-based assay experience to progress oncology cell therapies programs who can independently plan and implement experiments to deliver data for cell therapy analytics.

  • Designs and performs in vitro/ ex vivo assays for the evaluation of T cells, NK cells or other immune cell types
  • Uses a range of techniques and analytical methods such as multi-color flow cytometry, cytotoxicity assays and multiplex cytokine measurement to evaluate a variety of factors
  • Maintains mammalian cell cultures, such as cancer cell lines, human iPSC, and primary immune cell cultures
  • Works with manager or project representative to organize time and plan specific studies
  • Conducts basic data analysis and collaborate with manager or project representative to interpret data
  • Presents research findings clearly and effectively at team meetings
  • Troubleshoots complex problems in creative and effective ways and actively participates in innovation and/or optimization of established processes to ensure delivery on project goals
  • Prepares study protocols, reports and documentations

Education Requirements

  • BS in a scientific discipline with 4+ years of relevant experience, OR
  • MS in a scientific discipline with 1+ years of relevant experience
  • Team player able to work well in a matrix team environment
  • Self-motivated, collaborative with excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture with best practices in tissue culture is required
  • Proficient in use of applicable lab equipment and operations
  • Previous relevant industry experience is a plus
  • High throughput assay experience is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of currently assigned research methods
  • Able to conduct basic data analysis
  • Understands why a series of experiments is selected
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of science/technology outside specific discipline
  • Recognizes problems and considers the significance of irregularities
  • Receives high level instructions on all work; acts independently to determine methods on new assignments

  • May require approximately up to 0-5% 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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*This job posting excludes CO applicants*

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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