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Research Associate Scientist, Core Biology

Takeda Pharmaceutical
Poway, California, US
Closing date
Aug 7, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Full time
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Job Description

About the role:

The Research Associate Scientist of Core Biology, based in San Diego, will contribute to target identification and validation (TIDVAL) efforts, employs cutting edge technologies in the areas of molecular genetics and functional genomics and supports formal drug discovery campaigns by Takeda Research. The Associate Scientist designs methodologies and conducts experiments in functional genomics, cell biology and molecular biology and may also coordinate external contract research organization (CRO) studies.

Join Takeda as a Research Associate Scientist of Core Biology, based in San Diego, CA.

How you will contribute:

  • Develops cell assays and conducts CRISPR screens and compound screens using manual and automated methods.
  • Perform cell culture assays using biochemical and imaging readouts to meet project team requirements.
  • Conducts FACS, ddPCR, qPCR and RT-PCR, ELISA, Western blot, Incucyte-cell viability assays
  • Collect, analyze and interpret data in appropriate scientific context.
  • Carefully document results in databases and in written and oral scientific reports.
  • Proactively builds external relationships and collaborations that supplement the groups internal capabilities
  • Supports an overall group culture that is agile, proactive, collaborative, innovative, and external facing.

  • Experience with cell culture techniques including cell lines, transfections, lentivirus transduction.
  • Hands-on molecular and pharmacological experience utilizing cutting edge techniques: molecular biology, recombinant expression, and gene expression, PCR, EGFP fluorescence analysis, IHC, tissue isolation, homogenization, lysate prep, immunoprecipitation, and RNA purification.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration skills to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced, matrix environment, and the ability to work through conflicts
  • Highly motivated and flexible with a positive can-do attitude
  • Ability to provide novel creative solutions to challenging problems
  • Desire to learn and tackle new challenges and initiatives

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • MS in a scientific discipline (or equivalent) with 3+ years relevant industry experience. or
  • BS in a scientific discipline with 5+ years experience, or
  • Associates degree in scientific discipline with 7+ years relevant industry experience

What Takeda can offer you:
  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • 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 and company match of charitable contributions
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Work Paths
  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

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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