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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.

Rewards

  • 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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  • Moving Mountains

    Takeda's new research facility in San Diego, CA, to open Jan. 2019. "One of the really key features of this building is our intention to make it an external innovation and collaboration hub for San Diego,” said David Weitz, head of the unit. “Our cafeteria and all-employees space is actually outside security purposely, so that we can welcome the community in for events.” - San Diego Union Tribune, June 26, 2017.


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  • One Vision: We aspire to cure cancer.

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals is on the cutting edge of innovation, for more information on our latest breakthroughs and discoveries visit our newsroom today!


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  • Our communities

    Recently Takeda California held their annual Tour de Takeda, donating $5 for every mile biked, ran or walked. By covering 3,362 miles, this year’s donation was $16,810! Funds were given to four non-profit organizations: Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego, Torrey Pines High School Foundation Science Department, Rancho YMCA’s Inclusion Program and Elementary Institute of Science.


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Overview

Takeda has maintained an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 235 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism—Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

We focus our research and development on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, and on 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 California generates highly disease-specific and patient-tailored transformative new medicines aligned with Takeda’s global market strategies through research in Gastrointestinal (GI), Neuroscience and Immunology. Takeda California’s team of experienced scientists and clinicians deliver on the needs of patients by blending its internal capabilities, global Takeda resources, and expertise and technology from best-in-class external partners. In early 2019, Takeda California will open a new 165,000 square-foot building with the intent to make it an external innovation and collaboration hub for San Diego.

Responsibilities

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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 an Scientist II, Biophysics in our San Diego office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.  As a Scientist II, Biophysics on the Structured Biology and Biophysics team, you will be empowered to proactively identify opportunities for ITC, SPR and other technologies to investigate soluble and membrane proteins.

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  • The Scientist II, Biophysics independently implements biophysics strategies to study protein interactions with small molecule ligands and biomolecules. Scientist IIis well-versed in the use of SPR and other biophysics approaches for hit identification, validation, and lead optimization. Associate Scientist has a track record of determining thermodynamic and kinetic parameters governing protein binding and has a deep understanding of membrane proteins and biologics.
  • The Scientist II, Biophysics will work closely with structural biologists, chemists, and biologists in preclinical research projects and will be responsible for providing effective and innovative solutions to address program-specific needs and challenges. Scientist II, Biophysics also leads external collaborators with private and academic institutions to outsource research and provide access to skills, resources and capabilities that supplement Takeda’s. 

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Manage the design, development, and implementation of experiments to support drug discovery projects and characterizes small molecule and antibody interactions with membrane proteins.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for SPR and other technologies to investigate soluble and membrane proteins
  • Work closely with other biophysicists in the team to develop integrative approaches to address specific challenges and bottlenecks.
  • Lead the identification and utilization of current and emerging biophysical technologies – for use internally or accessed via external partners – that will favorably impact projects.
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with partners (academic, biotech, and CRO) to enhance in-house capabilities. Leads and manages external collaborations effectively.
  • Work closely with the Structural Biology and Biophysics Group to develop integrative approaches to address specific challenges and bottlenecks.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams and provides technical leadership in the areas of biophysics.
  • Effectively present data to other scientific staff and cross-functional project teams; may present data/posters to external research or scientific community.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 

  • Ph.D.in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related discipline with 2+ relevant years in a research and/or development environment, or MS degree with at least 8+ years of biophysics experience, or BS degree with at least 10+ years of biophysics experience, and a demonstrated working knowledge of biophysics scientific principles, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience with biophysical techniques including, TSA, SPR, ITC, DLS, and fluorescence spectroscopy. 
  • Demonstrates fundamental understanding of drug discovery within one or more areas.
  • Experience in the study of membrane proteins and antibody-antigen interactions as well as a good understanding of other biophysical techniques like MS and NMR.
  • Strong track record for studying protein interactions and macromolecular complexes as evidenced by quality and quantity of publications/presentations/inventions.
  • Familiar with other structural biology methods like X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy and electron microscopy.
  • Experience with preparation of high-quality protein samples for biophysics studies.
  • Good team player with positive attitude and strong collaboration skills including the ability to work individually as well as part of an effective team.
  • Highly motivated and flexible with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to provide novel creative solutions to challenging problems.  Desire to learn and tackle new challenges and initiatives.
  • Detail oriented and with very high scientific standards.
  • Demonstrated interest in applying biophysics strategies to fragment based drug discovery.\
  • Proven track record of scientific contributions in life science as evidenced by quality and quantity of publications/presentations/inventions and/or products and clinical candidates
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to provide novel creative solutions to challenging problems.
  • Desire to learn and tackle new challenges and initiatives.
  • Professionally represents Takeda in collaborations, partnership discussions, and external relationships and conferences.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

  • Use hands on a regular basis to handle small laboratory equipment, including multi-channel pipettors, for liquid transfers to and from 96- and 384-well plastic assay plates.
  • Able to lift or move up to 10 pounds on a regular basis in the course of daily work.
  • Exposure to hazardous/toxic/dangerous chemicals.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Less than or equal to 5% travel, consisting of one to two relevant scientific meetings and/or trips to meet with collaborators and CROs

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

San Diego, CA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0003834

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