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What makes a successful member of our team? Check out the top traits we are looking for and see if you have the right mix

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Engage Others Motivates and influences others to gain support for ideas, strategies and actions in service to providing superior pharmaceutical products to patients; provides appropriate background so that messages are meaningful with audiences.

Collaboration Establishes productive relationships and partners with others across the organization to ensure common understanding of objectives and achieve shared goals.

Drive for Results Holds self and others accountable for delivering on commitments that align with our short- and long-term goals, never forgetting the end result is to help patients through innovation in medicine.

Strategic Approach Makes sound decisions that are consistent with our mission, values and organizational objectives.

Lead Change Proactively evaluates, promotes, and initiates change that creates value for patients, the organization, and our shareholders.

Self Awareness Seeks feedback from others, modifies self-perceptions and actions based on this feedback, and actively develops skills and behaviors to enhance contribution.

Develop Capabilities Seeks opportunities to develop oneself and others so that we can continue to achieve sustained growth.

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  • Teamwork

    Takeda builds strong, borderless and empowered teams through fairness and promoting shared goals. By working together, we optimize energy and can lead the change for a better world.

  • Innovation

    Takeda implements bold initiatives on a daily basis by striving for continuous improvement and encouraging enthusiasm and creativity. This value speaks to attracting the best minds in the industry that are committed to delivering novel therapies to patients worldwide.

  • Diversity

    Takeda respects and includes a broad range of people and ideas in its daily operations. Our organization encourages each individual to act with empathy and to apply their unique skills to realize the company’s true potential.

  • Passion

    Takeda's drive comes from perseverance, urgency and a strong desire to contribute to patients. We put this passion to work in everything we do and demonstrate courage to fight for ideas and objectives to raise the quality of our solutions, create stronger ties with our stakeholders, and deliver results.

  • Commitment

    Takeda works to meet its responsibilities to stakeholders on a daily basis. We provide adequate support and challenge to ensure we deliver high-quality solutions that help more people around the world.

  • Transparency

    Takeda appropriately shares information and promotes honest, sincere dialogue with stakeholders to build trust. This trust enables us to strengthen our relationships with employees and external communities.

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Overview

More than 30,000 Takeda employees working in more than 70 countries are committed to improving quality of life for patients, who remain at the center of everything we do. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven organization working internally and with external partners to translate science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience and providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. ranks among the top 15 pharmaceutical companies in the United States. Our larger U.S. offices are in Cambridge, MA, Deerfield, IL, and San Diego, CA. Research & Development employees in our Cambridge location focus on oncology, gastroenterology, immunomodulation, biologics, translational research, and external innovation. In March 2016, we opened our newest space at 300 Massachusetts Avenue, featuring 230,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office and lab space.

While Takeda is enjoying tremendous growth as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we remain ever mindful of our commitment to serve people worldwide by striving toward better health through leading innovation in medicine. In short, we are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients’ lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!

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Job Description

OBJECTIVES

We are seeking a creative and highly motivated Ph.D. level scientist with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry to join the Medicinal Chemistry department within our immuno-oncology research unit. A successful candidate will be responsible for the design, synthesis, purification and characterization of novel molecules directed toward the discovery of innovative cancer treatments.  Strong laboratory-based focus and experimental excellence is required for this position.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Design, synthesize, and characterize biologically active small molecules with suitable drug-like properties
  • Act as key member of a multidisciplinary drug discovery project team, assisting with development of project strategy, and analysis and communication of complex data/
  • Contribute to ongoing innovation within the Med Chem department through the introduction of the most recent trends in synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Maintain a broad awareness of the scientific and technological landscapes of organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.

EDUCATION BEHAVIORAL COMPENTENCIES AND SKILLS

  • PhD. in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or related discipline, with 0-3 years of post-doctoral or industrial experience in synthetic organic chemistry and/or drug discovery
  • Excellent scientific expertise in organic chemistry, strong knowledge of modern literature, in-depth knowledge of a wide range of purification and spectroscopic characterization techniques, and the ability to champion new chemistry directions
  • A high level of creativity, productivity and passion with respect to laboratory contribution, with strong problem-solving skills directed towards achievement of project milestones
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills and the ability to present rationale, key data, issues and accomplishments to project teams
  • Strong collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively within a diverse team of internal or external co-workers .
  • Ability to independently design and execute experiments, and successfully complete complex chemical syntheses

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