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Senior Research Associate

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

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Job Description

At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as a Senior Research Associate where you will support programs in development in Analytical Development. You will also provide theoretical and technical input to the design, execution, and resourcing of complex studies for studies in a cross-functional team. As part of the Analytical Development Testing Group (ADTG), you will report to Sr. Scientist.

How you will contribute:

  • Perform plate-based assays to support in-house studies such as compatibility, product stability and product characterization.
  • Become a subject matter expert in plate-based assays such as antigen binding, residual Host Cell Protein, residual DNA, and residual Protein A.
  • Prepare and coordinate fit-for-purpose method qualifications.
  • Provide support to team members with a focus on scientific/technical skills associated with ELISA-based assays for release and stability of protein-based biotherapeutics.
  • Understand project timelines and plan/coordinate project work within AD US and with other functions in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Develop, implements and performs ELISA based and qPCR-based impurity and activity assays for biotherapeutics and emerging modalities.
  • Perform fit-for-purpose method qualifications for relevant assays.
  • Provide feedback on interpretation and outcome of study results from a technical perspective.
  • Review, interpret and communicate data internally and cross-functionally (e.g., to supervisor, project teams) and prepares technical reports.
  • Plan and implement resolutions to technical problems.
  • Author and review technical documents such as protocols, and reports with guidance
  • Independently design and execute experiments, and reports results Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
    • Associates degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science and 4+ years relevant industry experience
    • Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 2+ years relevant industry experience
    • Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 0+ years relevant industry experience
    • Experience working in a matrixed and cross-functional team environments
    • Hands-on experience with ELISA and qPCR-based techniques for applications including Host Cell Proteins, residual DNA, residual Protein A, plate-based binding assessments for biologics products.
    • Experience with plate-based equipment and software such as SoftMax, PLA, or equivalent.
    • Familiarity with method qualification, qualification of assay controls is a plus
    • Knowledge of GMP and regulatory guidelines and prior experience on a project team will be a plus. What Takeda can offer you:
      • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
      • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
      • 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 and company match of charitable contributions
      • Family Planning Support
      • Flexible Work Paths
      • Tuition reimbursement More about us:
        At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

        Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

        Base Salary Range: $77,000-$110,000, based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

        In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not

        Permitted to Apply.

        EEO Statement

        Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


        Lexington, MA

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