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Research Principal Scientist- Cancer Biology

Takeda Pharmaceutical
Melrose, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jun 6, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Project Management, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description

About the role:

Our vision is to be a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients.

Join Takeda as a Research Principal Scientist where you will be a senior team member and contribute to strategic direction of multiple projects in the Oncology Drug Discovery Unit (ODDU). You will also be a project team leader responsible for providing key technical knowledge to a project team. As part of the Immuno-Oncology Drug Discovery team, you will report to a Senior Director in the ODDU.

How you will contribute:

Apply strong knowledge of oncogenic drivers, and genomic instability cancer biology and how to develop therapeutic intervention strategies.
As project lead, you will help establish new directions and help mobilize the team through crisp communication of strategic vision and program goals.
Play an active role in the evaluation of potential drug candidates for in-licensing or partnering.
Contribute to the preparation/editing/review of documents for regulatory submission (i.e., study reports, IB's, IND's)
Demonstrate collaborative well-developed knowledge of other departments and how they function together
Demonstrate either or both: exceptional project management skills or broad recognition for in-depth expertise in a scientific discipline
Design and direct research strategy and activities to meet program goals; provide leadership, timelines and contingency plans
Frequent contact with all personnel at several management levels
Collaborate with other departments, being a scientific authority within discipline
Be a senior company / project representative at external conferences, or business meetings
Determine methods on new assignments; make strategic recommendations on projects; greater demonstrated independence; may manage junior staff

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

PhD degree in a scientific discipline with 6+ years industry experience, or MS with 10+ years experience, or BS with 12+ years 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.

Absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US field-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as a condition of employment.

Base Salary Range: $ 143,500 to $ 205,000, based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short-term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off. The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

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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