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Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate, Process Development, Cell Therapies

Boston, Massachusetts

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Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate, Process Development, Cell Therapies

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Job ID R0020552 Date posted 06/29/2020 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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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 Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate, Process and Analytical Development, Cell Therapy in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate working on the Cell Therapy team, you will be empowered to assist in the development of cellular therapy products and work on cross-functional teams, and a typical day will include: 

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

This Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate position will play an important role in developing the clinical manufacturing processes and/or methods for developing cellular therapy products. Independently, or with minimal supervision, plans and executes process, characterization and qualification studies. Prepares study protocols, reports, technology transfer documentation, and regulatory documents for clinical trials.  Presents study results at team or department meetings, to external partners or at conferences.   

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Works with departmental and/or cross functional peers to execute on assignments, under limited supervision.
  • Owns responsibility for technical aspects of a project
  • Prepares complex experimental protocols.
  • Contributes significantly to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area.
  • Reviews, interprets and communicates data internally (e.g., to supervisor, project teams) and prepares technical reports.
  • Proposes and implements resolutions to technical problems/issues
  • Designs experiments/unit operations independently including follow up experiments as necessary.
  • Supports local initiatives as directed by supervisor and participates in global CMC or functional initiatives as appropriate.
  • Coordinates within departmental as well as cross functionally with peers on project work

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Education and Experience:

To Be Considered for the Senior Research Associate Level:

  • Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 3+ years relevant industry experience
  • Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 0+ years relevant industry experience
  • Previous experience working in lab setting

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills - Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems and  determine causes and possible solutions using appropriate information
  • 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; technical writing skills to support contributing to internal technical documents
  • Organization –  Exercises good time management and prioritization skills and is able to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously 
  • Knowledge Sharing - Ability to capture  organizational knowledge; improve solutions, processes, and deliverables through use of information; improve information capital by contributing experience, theories, deliverables, and models for others to use
  • Technical  -   Advanced proficiency in use of applicable lab equipment and operations

LINE FUNCTION SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS

Cell Therapies

  • Experience in developing cell therapy or biological products, scale-up manufacturing processes
  • Understanding and experience of using the tools of Design of Experiment (DOE) and Quality by Design (QBD) in process & assay design, development, qualification and validation is a plus.
  • Beneficial to have experience in principles and practices of cellular immunology and/or stem cell biology, including cell culture, cell transfection and transduction, development and execution of functional in vitro methods relevant for various types of immune cells and/or stem cells.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • May require approximately 5% travel.

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 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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Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0020552

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