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Research Scientist, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Immunology

Takeda Pharmaceutical
Jamul, California, US
Closing date
Nov 25, 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 Research Scientist where you will contribute to experimental design and implementation of improvements for routine and non-routine procedures. You will also develop, validate and execute cell-based assays that model complex cellular biology, with a focus largely on primary cell analysis. As part of the GI Inflammatory Disease Research team, you will report to the Associate Director and work with the Gastroenterology Drug Discovery Unit (GI DDU) organization.

How you will contribute:

Independently plan assignments for a research work group or project, troubleshoots complex problems specialized procedures, and change experimental design if necessary.
Develop and validate new methods to support completion of complex assignments within a project.
Exercise independent judgement (selecting most appropriate methods, coordinating efforts, evaluating criteria for obtaining results).
Use technical literature to implement novel procedures, changes and improvements within a project. Can duplicate and modify experimental procedures based on the literature.
Interpret and analyze data, incorporating results into overall scientific projects; Independently generate novel hypothesis.
Maintain a proactive and vocal approach to improving departmental efficiency.
Present literature data within department and occasionally to broader audiences.

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
Demonstrate in-depth technical knowledge within discipline
Apply in-depth knowledge of concepts, applications and methods as the recognized technical expert in subfield
Clarify requests and provide suggestions and put data into context
Understand why one series of experiments is more appropriate than others

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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