Posted to MedZilla on 12/8/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Senior Cell Processing Specialist/Cell Processing Specialist - Cell Therapy R0007711-MZ


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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Cell Processing Specialist, Cell Therapy in our Cambridge office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Futureto people around the world.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

As a Cell Processing Specialist, working on the Cell Therapy GMP Manufacturing team, you will be empowered to support the manufacturing of Takeda s Cell Therapy products and work with cross-functional peers to support clean room activities.


The primary focus of the Cell Processing Specialist role will be cGMP cell therapy manufacturing at Takeda s new cell processing facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This position will directly contribute to the successful delivery of novel cell products in support of human clinical trials.


  • Execute unit operations for manufacturing of patient therapies according to standard operating procedures and cGMP, regulatory and safety requirements. Duties include basic cell culture as well as specialized techniques for cell selection, activation, transduction, and purification
  • Perform operations in a cleanroom environment, using proper controls to assure aseptic processing: includes gowning, cleaning, and isolation procedures
  • Perform supporting operations as needed including preparation of consumables, media blending, cleaning, and environmental monitoring
  • Complete all daily manufacturing tasks following standard operating procedures and batch document instructions, completing forms, reports, logs and records of equipment, and batches as required
  • Ensure all training assignments are complete and up to date, to maintain necessary technical skills and knowledge
  • Ensure processing equipment and required materials are available, maintained, and qualified as required for the different manufacturing activities
  • Support investigations in manufacturing and technical deviations
  • Actively participate in problem identification, problem solving, and change initiatives in cooperation with other teams and functions
  • Collaborate with process development scientist to get trained and transfer new processes into cGMP manufacturing


Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree in biotechnology, chemistry, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science and 4+ years relevant cGMP manufacturing experience
  • Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 2+ years relevant cGMP manufacturing experience
  • Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 0+ years relevant cGMP manufacturing experience
  • Previous hands-on experience in a cGMP or clinically regulated environment is critical.
  • Knowledge of aseptic processing in ISO 5 biosafety cabinets strongly preferred.
  • Manufacturing experience in biopharmaceutical operations, preferably involving cell cultures or Regenerative Medicines.
  • Experience with culture and handling of human primary cells including T-cells

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Teamwork Ability to work well in a highly cross-functional team environment
  • Communication - Able to expresses one s self clearly and concisely within team; documents issues and/or concerns concisely with colleagues; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills - Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems and determine causes and possible solutions using appropriate information
  • Organization Exercises good time management and prioritization skills and can successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Motivated Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description


  • Work is generally performed in a GMP manufacturing facility and may require extended periods of standing (4 hours)
  • Ability to lift, pull, or push equipment requiring up to 25-50 lbs. of force
  • Ability to work weekends when necessary


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • 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

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