Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate, Platform and Product Design, Oncology Cell Therapy Innovation at Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

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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 a Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate, Platform and Product Design, Oncology Cell Therapy Innovation in our Cambridge, MA office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate working on the Cell Therapy team, you will be empowered to assist in the discovery and development of cellular therapy products and work on cross-functional teams.

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

As a Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate you will help develop the cellular therapy platforms such as primary GDT cells or iPSC derived immune cells. You will report into the Platform and Product Design, Oncology Cell Therapy Innovation group. Independently, or with minimal supervision, you will plan and executes process, characterization to deliver data for cell therapy discovery platforms and target selection. You will prepare study protocols, reports, technology transfer documentation, and regulatory documents for multiple studies. You will present study results at team or department meetings, to external partners or at conferences.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:


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


  • You will own responsibility for technical aspects of a project and you will prepare complex experimental protocols.


  • You will contribute to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area.


  • Reviews, interprets and communicates data internally (e.g., to supervisor, project teams) and prepares technical reports.


  • Proposes and implements resolutions to technical problems/issues


  • Designs experiments/unit operations independently including follow up experiments as necessary.


  • Assists with the development of project strategy and communicates complex data/decisions within department and cross functionally as necessary


  • Serves as a technical resource for junior staff and leverages expertise in laboratory technology as a functional resource/trainer.


  • Coordinates within departmental as well as cross functionally with peers on project work


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Education and Experience:

To Be Considered for the Research Investigator Level:


  • Bachelors degree in Immunology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering or related pharmaceutical science ; 5+ years relevant industry experience


  • Masters degree in Immunology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 3+ years relevant industry experience,


  • Experience working in lab setting


To Be Considered for the Senior Research Associate Level:


  • Bachelors degree in Immunology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 2+ years relevant industry experience


  • Masters degree in Immunology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 0+ years relevant industry experience


  • Experience working in lab setting


LINE FUNCTION SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:


  • You will experience developing cell therapy products (CAR-T, CAR-GDT, CAR-NK or iPSC derived cells) , or experience in developing cellular characterization assays, including flow cytometry-based, and multiplexed luminescent readouts


  • You will be an expert in T-cell/NK cell/GDT cells and/or other immune cell biology and assay development


  • In-depth experience in principles and practices of cell biology methodologies, cellular immunology or stem cell biology (e.g., induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)), including cell culture, viral transduction (retroviral or lentiviral), development and execution of functional in vitro and preclinical methods relevant for various types of immune cells or stem cells.


  • Understanding of viral transduction principles and processes is strongly preferred


  • Previous exposure to cell therapy or biological products, or participation in technical transfer of clinical processes to a CMO, or tech transfer of product release & characterization or clinical assays to a CRO, or other third-party is a plus


Knowledge and Skills:


  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills - Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems and determine causes and possible solutions using appropriate information


  • Teamwork – Ability to work well in a cross-functional team environment


  • Communication Able to expresses one's self clearly and concisely within team; documents issues and/or concerns concisely with colleagues ; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor; technical writing skills to support contributing to internal technical documents


  • Organization – Exercises good time management and prioritization skills and is able to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously


  • Knowledge Sharing - Ability to capture organizational knowledge; improve solutions, processes, and deliverables through use of information; improve information capital by contributing experience, theories, deliverables, and models for others to use


  • Technical - Advanced proficiency in use of applicable lab equipment and operations


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • May require approximately 5% travel.

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


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.

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Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time





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