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Research Scientist - Immunologist / Cell Biologist/ Bioengineer

Employer
Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location
Somerville, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 28, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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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 Research Scientist I/II for our Oncology Cell Therapy Innovation - Discovery 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.

POSITION OBJECTIVES:
  • You will be an immunologist/ cell biologist/ bioengineer with strong background and experience in immuno-oncology, especially T/gdT/NK cell biology
  • You will play an important role in preclinical cell therapy projects from conception through experimental design, execution and analysis


POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Independently plans, designs, executes, troubleshoots, analyzes and presents experiments to drive development of cell therapy discovery platforms and target selection
  • Establishes in vitro assays and executes in vitro experiments for the evaluation and investigation of cell therapies, such as immune cell differentiation, characterization, cytokine production, proliferation and cytolytic activity
  • Cultures and engineers primary or iPS-derived immune cells using approaches such as gene editing and viral transduction
  • Designs and performs multi-parameter flow cytometry experiments to phenotype primary or iPS-derived human and murine cells
  • Prepares study protocols, reports, technology transfer documentation, and regulatory documents for various studies
  • Responsible for participating and interacting on matrix project teams, presents study results at team or department meetings, to external partners or at conferences
  • Understands project timelines and deliverables and plans/coordinates project work accordingly with departmental, functional and external stakeholders
  • Contributes significantly and independently to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area
  • Designs in vivo experiments for evaluating cell therapies
  • Reviews, interprets and communicates data cross-functionally in project teams
  • Plans and implements resolutions to technical problems/issues
  • Represents functional area on project teams by communicating activities from designated functional area to project team
  • 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
  • Responsible for integrating scientific/technical efforts around cross-functional issues


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Ph.D. in immunology, cancer biology, biomedical engineering, or related scientific discipline; 0-5+ years relevant industry/academic experience, or
  • MS with 8+ years experience, or
  • BS with 10+ years experience
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Demonstrated mastery of subject or area related to the field
  • Mammalian and primary cell culture expertise
  • Extensive experience in design, execution, interpretation and optimization of cell based assays such as cytotoxicity, proliferation, flow cytometry and reporter assays
  • Cell engineering expertise (viral production and transduction, electroporation) is a plus
  • Experience in cell therapies is a plus


BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
  • Demonstrates broad technical program knowledge
  • Acts as the recognized scientific resource on an aspect of a program
  • Demonstrates effective project engagement skills
  • Identifies, plans and executes novel scientific projects and manages the work of others in a direct or matrixed structure
  • Independently manages workload and expectations
  • Scientifically independent
  • May influence decision making within the department
  • Conducts scientific presentations to internal audiences
  • Receives high level instructions on all work, determines methods on new assignments, works closely with manager, may manage junior staff
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Continual learner who possesses a can-do attitude and growth mindset
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities rapidly to meet aggressive timelines


Updated Takeda U.S. Vaccine Requirement:

Effective November 1, 2021, absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US office-based and lab-based Takeda employees who work fully on-site or in a hybrid model (as determined by Takeda) must be fully vaccinated to work at a Takeda site or to engage with Takeda colleagues or anyone else on behalf of Takeda. As of the same date, absent an approved religious or medical reason, US field-based employees, employees must be fully vaccinated in order to continue in their current roles. US employees who work at a Takeda manufacturing facility, and those who work at a BioLife center or BioLife lab, may be subject to different guidelines. Candidates are encouraged to speak with their recruiter to seek further information on the applicable guidelines for the Business Unit/Function for which they have applied.

This job posting exclude Colorado applicants.

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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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.

Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time
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