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In Vivo Research Scientist I - Cell Therapy

Boston, Massachusetts


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In Vivo Research Scientist I - Cell Therapy

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Job ID R0031284 Date posted 04/13/2021 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as an In Vivo Discovery Scientist I 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 Future to people around the world.

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

We are searching for an In Vivo Scientist I to join the Cell Therapy team within the Oncology Drug Discovery organization. We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to support our expanding cell therapy pipeline. The primary responsibility of this position will be to establish and utilize in vivo model systems to determine the efficacy and mechanism of action of novel cellular therapy products.


The successful candidate will contribute to study design and be responsible for independently executing in vivo experiments to support optimization and validation of cell therapy products. Following experiment completion, the candidate will be responsible for data analysis and interpretation, data presentation to key stakeholders, and play an active role in the subsequent discussions leading to decisions and next steps. The candidate will also be accountable for ensuring the quality of the data and complying with record keeping requirements.


  • Design and perform a wide range of assigned research experiments with a primary focus on in vivo anti-tumor efficacy and CK/MOA studies for drug candidates.

  • Perform standard and complex in vivo procedures, such as dosing all routes, tissue necropsy, and tumor inoculation and measurements.

  • Perform limited in vitro work such as standard cell culture to support tumor model development.

  • Candidate must be able work in a team environment, maintain experimental records, analyze data, and prepare study reports.

  • Candidate must be familiar with IACUC protocols and guidelines.


  • Ph.D. degree in a scientific discipline, or M.S. with 6+ years of experience, or B.S. with 8+ years of experience

  • Demonstrates broad technical program knowledge.

  • Identifies, plans and executes well defined scientific projects

  • Uses defined practices and theoretical knowledge to perform analysis, interpret results and determine appropriate action

  • Utilizes relevant information, technology and resources, contributing to complex team problem resolution and objectives


  • 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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