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Research Associate Structural Biology

Takeda Pharmaceutical
Lakeside, California, US
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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Academic / Research
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 Research Associate Structural Biology located in our San Diego, California 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.


? The successful candidate will perform routine assignments and protocols that are critical to the functioning and productivity of the Structural Biology group

? The successful candidate will manage the macromolecular crystallization facility and perform routine experiments

? The successful candidate will contribute to the design and implementation of improvements for routine procedures

  • General maintenance of the equipment and supplies of the macromolecular crystallization lab
  • Under general supervision, performs a wide range of assigned research experiments with
    efficiency, accuracy and attention to detail, such as robotic and manual crystallization experiments, tracking crystal growth, crystal handling and harvesting
  • Performs calculations and basic analysis on experimental results and develops hypothesis
  • Assist with synchrotron beamtime applications, paperwork, and logistics
  • Coordinate with CRO on synchrotron data collection, data retrieval, and storage
  • Maintains good laboratory and office records
  • Support other functional areas within the Structural Biology group when needed


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
  • Demonstrates technical knowledge of the field of biology/chemistry, and a strong interest in the field of drug discovery and development
  • Demonstrates motivation and agility to learn new knowledge, techniques, software, and take on new tasks
  • Capability to perform routine lab work independently with minimum to no supervision upon full training
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel
  • Experience with computer programming language and with Linux operating system is desirable

  • Frequent email and telephone communications with external parties are required

  • Receives general instructions on routine work; detailed instructions on new assignments

  • BS degree in a related scientific discipline
  • Relevant experiences in a research laboratory

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US

  • 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

This job posting excludes CO applicants.

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. US field-based employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, absent an approved religious or medical reason. 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. If you are contacted by a Takeda recruiter about your job application, we encourage you to seek more information on the applicable guidelines for the Business Unit/Function to which you have applied.

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