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Microbiologist, Microbiome Sciences

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd
San Diego, California, US
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Dec 14, 2021

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge. 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 Microbiologist, Microbiome Sciences 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. OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE Takeda is making significant investments in microbiome drug development for gastrointestinal diseases across therapeutic modalities. We are building a dedicated group of microbiome experts as part of GI Drug Discovery Unit (GI DDU) to advance this growing pipeline. In addition, we are developing multi-year collaborations focused on the next generation of microbiome therapeutics. The selected candidate will expand internal microbiology research capabilities to support our growing microbiome portfolio. This is an opportunity to step into a leadership role and build vital capabilities to accelerate preclinical and translational research objectives. The GI DDU has a growing interdisciplinary group of individuals focused on gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and enteric nervous system/neurodegenerative diseases. We are looking for a dynamic and driven individual join as an expert in microbiology/microbiome-based therapeutics. The Research Scientist will have wide visibility within the organization and among our academic and biotech partners. ACCOUNTABILITIES * Establish internal microbiology research capabilities by planning and equipping a laboratory environment capable of aerobic and anaerobic microbiological research * Develop and maintain SOPs for key laboratory workflows and train colleagues as needed * Expectation to design, conduct, analyze, and present results from experiments within cross-functional project teams aligned with scientific and operational objectives * Perform experiments to isolate, bank, functionally characterize, and manipulate aerobic and anaerobic bacteria from a variety sample types/sources * Build relationships and collaborate with internal and external cross-functional scientific leaders and proactively identify new areas for collaboration within the GI DDU and across therapeutic areas * Document experimental data in electronic laboratory notebooks and other databases in a timely and accurate manner, and in accordance with the company quality systems and regulatory filing obligations * Keep current with emerging trends in microbiology/microbiome fields including genomics and synthetic biology DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise * Demonstrates broad technical program knowledge * Acts as the recognized scientific resource on an aspect of a program * Demonstrates effective project engagement skills Leadership * Identifies, plans and executes novel scientific projects and may manage the work of others a direct or matrixed structure Decision-making and Autonomy * Independently manages workload and expectations * Scientifically independent * May influence decision making within the department Interaction * Conducts scientific presentations to internal audiences Innovation * Receives high level instructions on all work, determines methods on new assignments, works closely with manager, may manage junior staff Complexity TBD/Not applicable EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: * PhD degree in a scientific discipline with 2+ years experience, or * MS with 8+ years experience, or * BS with 10+ years experience * Deep knowledge and experience in microbial cultivation (including anaerobic techniques), isolation, and characterization is required * Significant experience with current molecular biology, genetic, biochemical, NGS, and synthetic biology techniques * Must be able demonstrate successful assay development and validation experience * Strong publication track record in top peer-reviewed scientific journals is preferred * Experience with implementing and operating laboratory automation, and working with information and/or sample management systems preferred * Excellent problem solving, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills * Independent, self-starting and supportive of team-based research and experience working effectively in a matrix organization 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 This job posting excludes CO applicants. 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. Empowering Our People to Shine Discover more at No Phone Calls or Recruiters Please. #LI-KL1 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 San Diego, CA Worker Type Employee Worker Sub-Type Regular Time Type Full time

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