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Engineer II

Job ID R0043965 Date posted Aug. 19, 2021 Location Lexington, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Engineer II / Research Associate in our Lexington, 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.


The Engineer II / Research Associate will be a member within a group responsible for performing downstream related process development activities, including timely completion of small-scale experiments for programs that bring new biopharmaceutical products to pre-clinical, clinical, and process validation manufacturing phases. Under supervision, the scope of work includes depth filtration, chromatography, TFF, viral inactivation, and viral filtration to support process development, optimization, and characterization. The individual applies basic knowledge from various technical areas, industry standards and practices, provides quality and productive output that is consistently timely, reliable, and reproducible.


  • Works with departmental and/or cross functional peers to execute on assignments, under limited supervision.

  • Prepares experimental protocols.

  • Contributes significantly to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area.

  • Interprets data independently and contributes to technical reports.

  • Identifies complex technical issues related to protein purification process development and implements solutions under supervision.

  • Contributes to the design of new applications/experiments/unit operations in consultation with supervisor.

  • Supports technology transfer through writing and consolidating technical documents.

  • Coordinates within department as well as cross functionally with peers on projects.

  • Maintains laboratory facilities in accordance with procedure.

  • Present issues and discusses results in group and team settings as needed.

  • Apply fundamental engineering and/or biological principles to practical technical challenges


Education and Experience (Required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biotechnology, or related disciplines.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills.

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.

  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.

  • Experience following written or standard operating procedures/work practices.

  • Experience using certain documentation practices for data capture (batch records and/or laboratory notebooks).

Additional Desirable Skills:

  • Previous experience working in biologics laboratory or GMP manufacturing environment.

  • Knowledge or prior experience with laboratory equipment operation (i.e. AKTA Systems with UNICORN software, normal and tangential flow filtration and depth filtration).

  • Fundamental understanding of protein separation theories and practices.

  • Understanding of chromatography specifically HPLC (affinity and ion exchange), Beer’s Law, spectrophotometry, pH and conductivity.

  • Experience in preparation of necessary materials (buffers, packed columns).


  • Minimal Travel, 0-5%

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.


  • 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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Lexington, MA

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