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Senior Scientist Analytical Development - Vaccines

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Job ID R0049593 Date posted Oct. 20, 2021 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Senior Scientist Analytical Development - Vaccines

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine?  Join us as a SR Scientist/Analytical Development - Vaccines in our Cambridge, MA 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.

OBJECTIVES: 

- Design, manage, and execute studies pertaining to vaccine analytics and evaluation for vaccine quality attributes.

- Lead programs to evaluate quality of vaccine candidates, optimization of antigens, process characterization, formulation development, regimen and other parameters.

- Provide expertise for the qualification, validation and technical transfer of release assays to internal and external laboratories in support of commercial testing of Takeda’s vaccine products.

- Ensure full alignment with AD activities and TDT contract deliverables.

- Oversee, develop and manage external and internal cross-functional activities required to deliver program goals.

- Act as a cross-functional AD leader in the organization promoting scientific and operational excellence.

- Establish collaborations and oversee programs conducted both in-house and in collaboration with other Takeda discovery sites or 3rd party academic or industry collaborators.

ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

- Design and lead execution of assay development studies

- Author documentation in support of regulatory filings

- Identify partners with appropriate expertise; plan and oversee activities conducted with academic partners and CROs.

- Participate in multifunctional project teams to conduct vaccine discovery and preclinical activities

- Present discovery plans internally, and results internally and at scientific meetings as appropriate

- Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 

- Ph.D. in a scientific discipline and 8 years industry experience (may include post doctoral experience) or a

- MS in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 10 years industry experience or a

- BS in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 12 years industry experience.

- Deep knowledge of virology, immunology, molecular biology techniques, and vaccine deveopment.

- Proven ability to understand the theoretical basis behind viral vaccine design and ability to effectively design experimental plans that fit into overall project goals.

- Extensive knowledge of infectious disease models

- Understanding of molecular virology

- Familiarity with current trends and scientific literature related to viral vaccines.

- Strong oral and written communication skills

- Experience managing laboratory personnel

- Experience managing CROs

- Well organized and detail oriented

- Ability to effectively prioritize tasks

- Ability to interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Effective November 1, 2021, absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US office-based and lab-based Takeda employees who work fully on-site or in a hybrid model (as determined by Takeda) must be fully vaccinated to work at a Takeda site or to engage with Takeda colleagues or anyone else on behalf of Takeda. As of the same date, absent an approved religious or medical reason, US field-based employees, employees must be fully vaccinated in order to continue in their current roles.  US employees who work at a Takeda manufacturing facility, and those who work at a BioLife center or BioLife lab, may be subject to different guidelines. Candidates are encouraged to speak with their recruiter to seek further information on the applicable guidelines for the Business Unit/Function for which they have applied.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

  • Lifting and moving supplies and equipment (up to 50 pounds).  

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or collaborator sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.

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
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