Posted to MedZilla on 6/19/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Scientist R0001614-MZ


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Job Description

Job Title: Scientist

Location: Cambridge, MA


Work as part of Analytical Development Biologics (AD-Bio) team and represent Analytical Development on a cross-functional team. Perform a broad variety of biochemical analytical techniques, including but not necessarily limited to, liquid chromatography, gel or capillary electrophoresis, and/or spectroscopic-based methods; apply knowledge in specialized subdisciplines such as protein mass spectrometry or biophysics; lead cross-program development activities for analytical methods and/or to lead project activities within AD-Bio as functional rep on Global Clinical Trials (GCT); conduct troubleshooting for complex technical issues and to lead characterization studies; perform methods, method development and validation, and transfer of methods to internal and external laboratories; and perform evaluations of new equipment/technologies. Key accountabilities include:

  • Understanding project timelines and deliverables and planning project work accordingly with departmental, functional and external stakeholders.
  • Contributing significantly to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area.
  • Reviewing, interpreting and communicating data cross-functionally within CMC and project teams.
  • Planning and implementing resolutions to technical problems/issues.
  • Representing functional area on GCT project teams by communicating activities from designated functional area to project team.
  • Supporting local and global initiatives.
  • Serving as a technical resource for junior staff and leveraging expertise in laboratory technology as a functional resource.
  • Designing and executing experiments, and reporting results.
  • Assisting with development of project strategy and communicating complex data/decisions within department and cross functionally as necessary.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key vendors and assisting with technical aspects of vendor negotiations.
  • Integrating scientific/technical efforts around cross-functional issues


Must have BS in biological science, pharmacy, or related pharmaceutical science and 8 years of industry experience with analytical development. We will also accept MS and 6 years of experience or PhD and 2 years of experience. Experience must include the following: biochemical analytical techniques, including liquid chromatography, gel and capillary electrophoresis, spectroscopic-based methods, protein mass spectrometry or biophysics; troubleshooting technical issues; performing characterization studies; working with protein structure/function; performing complex methods, method development and validation, and transfer of methods to internal and external laboratories.

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