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Senior Research Associate II - Cellular and Molecular Biology

Takeda Pharmaceutical
San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Job Description

About the role:

At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as a Senior Research Associate II - Cellular and Molecular Biology where you will perform and interpret research lab assignments independently. You will also Contributes to experimental design and implementation of improvements for routine and non-routine procedures. As part of the Fibrostenotic Discovery Research, GI Inflammatory Disease Research, you will report to Associate Director & Head Fibrostenotic Discovery Research, GI Inflammatory Disease Research team and work with the Gastroenterology Drug Discovery Unit, (GI DDU).

How you will contribute:

Independently conduct complex in vitro experiments within a project scope, exercising judgment to evaluate a variety of technical factors, and obtain optimum solutions
Independently design well-defined and controlled experimental procedures, and independently provide work group with technical guidance and problem resolution related to methods, procedures, and processes
Use a battery of in vitro assay technologies in primary cell types to execute on pipeline programs including MSD, ELISA, qPCR, Incucyte, and flow cytometry
Exercise technical judgement in execution of specialized procedures and interpretation of complex results, initiate routine and non-routine problem investigation and recommends solutions
Perform calculations and basic analysis on experimental results and develop hypotheses
Maintain responsibility for routine laboratory instrumentation and supplies, and maintain good records
Prepare detailed protocols / SOPs that enable transfer of validated assays to project team members and collaborators
Prepare and present endpoint analysis to project teams
Expected to organize time and plan specifics of project related work with oversight from manager

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

MS in a scientific discipline (or equivalent) with 2+ years relevant experience, or BS with 4+ years relevant experience in a scientific discipline of Cellular & Molecular Biology, Immunology, or equivalent; with previous industry experience required (minimum 2 years)

Demonstrate significant knowledge of basic Immunology and in vitro pharmacology
Contribute to the improvement of in vitro immunology pharmacology scientific methods; participate in the development of hypothesis, conduct analysis of results and draws conclusions; make modifications to experimental procedures and techniques
Communicate and collaborate with colleagues effectively
Knowledge in the use of common analytic softwares including Graphpad Prism
With latitude in specific areas, plan and execute in vitro experiments with appropriate controls; decisions have moderate to advanced scope and impact technical operations or project deadlines

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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