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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

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 Scientist/Research Investigator, Process Chemistry in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.  As a Scientist/Research Investigator working on the Process Chemistry team, you will be empowered to push the boundaries of synthetic chemistry and innovate in drug development, and a typical day will include: 

  • Designing and obtaining laboratory proof of concept for new, concise synthetic routes to challenging drug substance targets
  • Developing safe, efficient and robust chemical processes for drug substance manufacture
  • Partnering with our Pharmaceutical Sciences colleagues and our external supply chain to bring new experimental medicines to the clinic
  • Working in a highly collaborative and empowering environment on stimulating scientific and technical problems

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  • Provides theoretical/conceptual input to the design, development and execution of research assignments for a specific project or projects within the functional area.
  • Independently plans and executes most unit operation characterization and optimization experiments within expertise and develops an awareness of unit operations in other areas.
  • Responsible for significant or sole technical leadership within project or complex study.
  • Prepares technology transfer documentation and regulatory documents or coordinates with team members to ensure execution.
  • Represents line functions on GCT teams as appropriate/necessary.
  • Proactively identifies process or study issues/challenges and proposes potential resolutions.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Understands project timelines and deliverables and plans/coordinates project work accordingly with departmental, functional and external stakeholders
  • Provides technical leadership to project teams within area of expertise and commits resources to execute specific project tasks.
  • Contributes significantly and independently to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area.
  • Reviews, interprets and communicates data cross-functionally within CMC and/or project teams.  
  • Plans and implements resolutions to technical problems/issues
  • Represents functional area on GCT project teams by communicating activities from designated functional area to project team 
  • Supports local and global initiatives which may include leading initiatives or work streams
  • Serves as a technical resource for junior staff and leverages expertise in laboratory technology as a functional resource/trainer.
  • Independently designs and executes experiments, and reports results
  • Assists with development of project strategy and communicates complex data/decisions within department and cross functionally as necessary
  • Builds and maintains relationships with key vendors and assists with technical aspects of vendor negotiations
  • Proactively analyses manufacturing issues and coordinates potential resolution with the CMC team. 
  • Responsible for integrating scientific/technical efforts around cross-functional issues

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:  

Education Required to be Considered at the Scientist Level:

  • Bachelors degree in chemistry or related pharmaceutical science and 8+ years relevant industry experience
  • Masters degree in chemistry or related pharmaceutical science; 6+ years relevant industry experience
  • PhD in chemistry or related pharmaceutical science; 0-2+ years relevant industry experience

Education and Experience Required to be Considered at the Research Investigator Level:

  • Bachelors degree in chemistry or related pharmaceutical science; 5+ years relevant industry experience
  • Masters degree in chemistry or related pharmaceutical science; 2-3+ years relevant industry experience
  • Previous experience working in lab setting

Knowledge and Skills:

  • In depth knowledge of modern synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Advanced proficiency in route scouting, reaction optimization, synthetic methodology development, and/or elucidation of mechanism.
  • Proficiency with analytical tools (e.g. HPLC, GC, NMR, UV, IR, MS, etc.)
  • Proficiency with utilizing typical literature searching techniques to solve organic chemistry problems
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills - Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems, and determine causes and possible solutions
  • Teamwork -- Ability to work well in highly cross functional team environment and across global line functions.
  • Communication Skills -Able to expresses one’s self clearly and concisely within team; documents issues and/or concerns concisely with colleagues; adjusts communication style as appropriate for the audience; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor; technical writing skills to support authorship of internal technical documents
  • Organization – Exercises good time management and prioritization skills and can 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
  • Resource Management -Ability to manage one’s time within individual, departmental, and corporate goals and timelines; management of internal and external resources (vendors)
  • External Involvement – Demonstrated involvement in professional community evidenced by presentation of scientific posters or lectures at professional conferences or events
  • Technical -  Subject matter expertise and knowledge of applicable lab equipment and operations

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • May require approximately 5-10% 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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