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Scientist II Biochemistry

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Job ID R0038827 Date posted Jun. 15, 2021 Location San Diego, California

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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 Scientist II Biochemistry at our San Diego Research Site.

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.  As a Scientist in drug discovery, you will be empowered to serve on project teams.

OBJECTIVES
The Drug Discovery Sciences (DDS) department at Takeda is looking for a talented Scientist II-Hit finding. The candidate has excellent experimental skills and a track record of independently designing and carrying out HTS campaigns using biochemical, biophysical and cell-based methods.

The successful candidate will develop a variety of hit finding and validation assays in collaboration with internal and external partners, and work closely with project teams to advance small molecule drug discovery programs. As part of DDS, Scientist-II will collaborate closely with biophysicists, structural biologists, chemists, computational chemists and biologists, and will support projects in the areas of protein degradation and RNA modulation.

We are seeking an energetic and innovative individual that identifies and solves critical technical challenges, and thrives in multidisciplinary, science driven and highly innovative environments. 

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Expert in the development and implementation of multiple in vitro assays (enzymatic, TR-FRET, Alpha-lisa, fluorescence, radioligand, etc.)
  • Deep understanding of enzymatic reaction parameters and kinetics
  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Communicates and collaborate effectively with project team members
  • Experience with Microplate readers, Liquid handlers and automation instrumentation
  • Contributes to functional problem resolution and objective setting
  • Interprets results of complex experiments, and integrates data produced by other disciplines
  • Contributes to functional scientific discussion

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Demonstrates broad technical expertise in the development of biochemical and cell assays
  • Acts as the recognized scientific resource on an aspect of a program
  • Demonstrates effective project engagement skills

Leadership

  • Identifies, plans and executes novel scientific projects and may manage the work of others a direct or matrixed structure

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Independently manages workload and expectations
  • Scientifically independent
  • May influence decision making within the department

Interaction

  • Conducts scientific presentations to internal audiences

Innovation

  • Receives high level instructions on all work, determines methods on new assignments, works closely with manager, may manage junior staff

EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • PhD degree in a scientific discipline with 2+ years experience , or
  • MS with 8+ years experience, or
  • BS with 10+ years experience

This job posting excludes CO applicants

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

Empowering Our People to Shine

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Locations

San Diego, CA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time
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