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Translating Science Into Highly Innovative, Life-changing Medicines

For over 200 years, Takeda has focused on bringing better health and a brighter future to people around the world by translating science into life-changing medicines. Today, we are a top 10 global biopharmaceutical innovator powered by more than 5,000 people who come to work every day asking themselves the same question: How can we do more for patients?

At Takeda R&D, we do more for patients by translating science into highly innovative, life-changing medicines across our core Therapeutic Areas in Innovative Biopharma: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience and Gastroenterology. We have a singular focus on diseases affecting patient groups with the most urgent needs and for whom treatments do not exist or are not good enough.


  • Oncology
  • Rare Genetics and Hematology
  • Neuroscience
  • Gastroenterology

Strategic Investment Areas

  • Plasma-Derived Therapies
  • Vaccines

We are investing in platform capabilities in cell therapy, gene therapy and data sciences, as well as collaborating with academia and emerging biotech companies to tackle some of the most challenging problems in drug discovery and development. We are committed to our people and their growth and development. We know they are our most valuable asset and the driving force behind the innovation we strive to advance for patients.

There has never been a more exciting time to be part of Takeda R&D as we work to deliver breakthroughs to patients. We hope you will join us.

A diverse & dynamic pipeline

In the near- and medium- term, we anticipate delivering 11 new molecular entities with the potential for 15 launches.

  • ~40 new molecular entity
    clinical stage assets
  • ~50% pipeline with orphan
    drug designation
Modality-diverse research projects ~70%
  • Cell & gene
  • Peptides &
  • Microbiome
    & other
  • Biologics
  • Small
Externally-oriented mindset

We seek innovation and partner to nurture it, wherever it resides.

Since FY16
  • 200+ active partnerships
  • 45+ venture investment
  • 25+ new company
Takeda clinical trials

Takeda’s commitment to transparency reflects our strong support for sharing clinical trial information to benefit patients and to foster scientific discovery in a way that maintains patient privacy and preserves the integrity of our research. Learn more at ClinicalTrials.Takeda.com.

Our COVID-19 response

During the pandemic, we have focused on protecting our employees, maintaining our supply chain of medicines and therapies, reducing transmission, and supporting effected communities. We are working with other leading pharmaceutical companies focused on finding treatments through shared expertise, data, and evaluation of drug candidates. Learn more at Takeda.com.

We are focused on therapies with transformative and curative potential, which is why we’re investing in the power of innate immunity and the promise of cell therapy.

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  • Manager, Statistical Programmer

    Boston, MA Data Sciences Apply
  • Senior Manager, Statistical Programmer

    Boston, MA Data Sciences Apply

Key Locations

  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • San Diego, California, USA
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Shanghai, China
  • Shonan, Japan
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Singapore

Our Awards

  • Science Magazine 2020 Top Employer
  • Scrip Awards Pharma Company of the Year 2019