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Research Associate, Novel Technologies, Cell Therapy Innovation

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23 Sep 2022

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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 Associate, Novel Technologies, Cell Therapy Innovation where you will play an important role in developing high throughput analytical methods for developing cellular therapy products. Independently, or with minimal supervision, plans and executes in vitro platform development and efficacy studies. Prepares study protocols, reports, technology transfer documentation, and regulatory documents for clinical trials.

How you will contribute:
  • Design and execute HTS studies to explore product efficacy.

  • Develop and conduct assays that support in vitro studies (eg

  • FACS, ELISA/Ella) for the quantitative analysis of biomarkers

  • Prepare clearly experimental reports, protocols and data presentations

  • Works with departmental and/or cross functional peers to execute on assignments, under limited supervision.

  • Designs experiments/unit operations independently including follow up experiments as necessary.

  • Assists with the development of project strategy and communicates complex data/decisions within department and cross functionally as necessary

  • Serves as a technical resource for junior staff and leverages

  • expertise in laboratory technology as a functional resource/trainer.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field; 2+ years relevant industrial or academic experience

  • Master's degree in Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field; 0+ years relevant industrial or academic experience

  • May require approximately 5-10% travel

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.

Locations Cambridge, MA Worker Type Employee Worker Sub-Type Regular Time Type Full time
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  • Job Reference: 719468392-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Takeda Pharmaceutical
  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent