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Sr. Research Associate I/II - GI Inflammation

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Job ID R0043656 Date posted Aug. 19, 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 Sr. Research Associate GI - Inflammation in our San Diego, CA 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.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Designs and executes in vivo pharmacology study protocols to support preclinical discovery projects with ability to work in different disease models of autoimmunity/inflammation
  • Designs and executes ex vivo analyses on samples generated from in vivo studies
  • Performs complex research lab assignments independently
  • Contributes to experimental design of and implementation of improvements for routine procedures

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Independently conducts complex in vivo and ex vivo experiments within a project scope, exercising judgement to evaluate a variety of technical factors, and obtain optimum solutions
  • Independently provides work group with technical guidance and problem resolution related to methods, procedures, and processess
  • Exercises technical judgement in execution of specialized procedures and interpretation of complex results
  • Expected to organize time and plan specifics of project related work with oversight from manager
  • Initiates routine and non-routine problem investigation and recommends solutions
  • Performs calculations and basic analysis on experimental results and develops hypotheses
  • Contributes to design of well-defined experimental procedures
  • Maintains responsibility for routine laboratory instrumentation and supplies
  • Maintains good records

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise(Breadth and depth of knowledge, application and complexity of technical knowledge)

  • Demonstrates significant knowledge of basic Immunology and in vivo pharmacology principles and techniques and undertakes studies with little guidance from supervisor.
  • Designs and executes in vivo pharmacology study protocols to support preclinical discovery projects with ability to work in different disease models of autoimmunity/inflammation.
  • Performs and monitors all categories of in vivo studies, including necropsies.
  • Doses animals by PO/IP/IV/SC routes
  • Injects various immunological agents to establish known and/or novel experimental models
  • Demonstrates basic technical knowledge of ex vivo immunological assays and analysis methods, including but not limited to ELISA, PCR, cell isolation from tissue, simple cell culture and cell stimulation assays.
  • Understands specific scientific mechanisms of why a procedure works
  • Keeps an accurate, comprehensible, concise notebook in accordance with company policy
  • Some weekend work may be required

Interaction

  • Communicates results to the manager and other stakeholders
  • Is able to present and discuss results in project team meetings

Innovation

  • Receives general instructions on routine work; detailed instructions on new assignments
  • Under supervisor’s direction, innovates methods to increase robustness and efficiency

EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • BS in a scientific discipline (or equivalent) with 4+ years industry experience, or MS with 1 year industry experience in a scientific discipline. Industry experience preferred.
  • Demonstrates significant knowledge of basic Immunology and in vivo pharmacology
  • Contributes to the improvement of in vivo immunology pharmacology scientific methods; participates in the development of hypothesis, conducts analysis of results and draws conclusions; makes modifications to experimental procedures and techniques
  • Communicates and collaborates with colleagues effectively
  • Knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office programs and Graphpad Prizm

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

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Locations

San Diego, CA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time
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