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Senior Scientist, RNA Molecular Biology

Takeda Pharmaceutical
San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
Dec 6, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Job Description

Research Senior Scientist, RNA Molecular Biology

The candidate will have excellent RNA molecular biology skills with experience in post-transcriptional gene regulation.

As the Research Senior Scientist __RNA Molecular Biology, you will have excellent RNA molecular biology skills with experience in post-transcriptional gene regulation. You will work collaboratively with researchers across multiple functional groups within the DDS department, Takeda's Drug Discovery Units, and with contract research organizations (CROs). You will also have the opportunity to present work at national and international conferences.

We are seeking an innovative individual that identifies and solves critical technical challenges, and thrives in a multidisciplinary and highly innovative environment. This role offers a significant opportunity to conduct cutting-edge discovery research within a growing and science-driven organization.


Develops and oversees cell-based screens including massively parallel reporter assays
Contribute to experimental design, execution, and data analysis
May manage junior staff
Communicates and collaborates effectively with project team members
Proactively seeks solutions when encountering experimental obstacles
Contributes to functional scientific discussion


Demonstrated independent scientific and technical thought and creativity
Displayed method development skills and extensive hands-on experience working with RNA, cell based reporter assays, and post-transcriptional gene regulation.
Demonstrated leadership on a previous research team or project.
Demonstrated effective project engagement skills


Identifies, plans and executes novel scientific projects and may manage the work of others, either directly or as part of a multi-functional team

Decision-making and Autonomy

Independently manages workload and expectations
Scientifically independent
May influence decision making within the department


PhD degree in Molecular Biology or related field with 3+ years experience, or
MS with 9+ years experience, or
BS with 11+ years experience

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

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