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Scientist I, Core Biology

Takeda Pharmaceutical
Del Mar, California, US
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Job Description

About the role:

Provides molecular biology and assay development support in target validation and drug discovery. Conducts 96/384 well assays of target function and determines potency of modulators of different modalities

Join Takeda as a Scientist I, Core Biology, based in San Diego, CA.

How you will contribute:


Clone, express the potential drug targets and functionally characterize them.
Establish stable cell lines and determine function and pharmacology utilizing tool compounds and different modulators such as small molecules, antisense, siRNA, antibodies etc…
Initiates 96/384 well assays for discovering target biology and modulation
Identifies, plans and executes assay development projects for various disease targets
Utilizes relevant technologies internally and utilizes CROs to solve complex biological problems
Interprets results of complex experiments and presents to core biology teams and drug discovery units
Prepares and presents comprehensive technical or project reports and formal presentations / posters

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

PhD degree in a scientific discipline (or equivalent), or
MS with 6+ years relevant experience, or
BS with 8+ years relevant experience


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

Demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge of biological assays - both biochemical and cell-based assays
Keeps current with emerging trends and cutting-edge technologies

Decision-making and Autonomy

Independently manages own workload
Scientifically independent


Presents to internal and external audience as needed
Works in teams within core biology and with DDUs


Receives high level instructions on all projects, determines methods/work streams and works closely with manager to implement them

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.


San Diego, CAWorker Type

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Full time

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