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Principal Scientist/Associate Director (Pathologist)

Company: Takeda
Location: Stoughton
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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Job Description Principal Scientist/Associate Director (Pathologist)

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Principal Scientist/Associate Director in our Cambridge, MA 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.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

As a Pathologist working on the Clinical Biomarker team, you will be empowered to serve as a Physician Scientist in Pathology who has strong knowledge in current clinical practice in the Gastrointestinal field to support our GI portfolio. A typical day will include:


Serve as a Physician Scientist in Pathology who has strong knowledge in current clinical practice in the Gastrointestinal field to support our GI portfolio

As a CBID leader, contribute to the clinical development of novel therapeutics in the Gastrointestinal area from pre-IND to Phase I-III clinical trials through developing and executing clinical biomarker strategies.

Provide technical and scientific leadership as the CBID program lead, harmonize the activities within CBID group and collaborate with program/clinical teams to assure clinical biomarker assay performance and data delivery


Contribute to the development and the implementation of clinical biomarker assay development strategies and logistics by interfacing with GI DDU translational medicine and GI TAU clinicians; represent CBID at internal scientific meetings and external forums

As a CBID program lead, participate in key program team meetings (clinical and translational subteams), communicate with the team for - key activities, deliverables and timeline updates to the CBID subteam

The CBID lead conducts a CBID subteam meeting to - organize and harmonize the activities to support the program. CBID subteam includes bioanalytical leads for PK and - immunogenicity, scientific manager, and subject matter experts (SME) - for specific biomarker assay development

Initiate technology/vendor selection, plan fit-for-purpose assay validation, oversee and review the validation process and report conducted at CRO to ensure that the report meets regulatory requirements

Oversee the quality of histopathology work with histology SME for tissue based clinical assay development including, but not limited to, single and multiplex immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence, spatial transcriptomics, digital image analysis.

Build relationships and collaborate with scientific leaders, KOLs, academic partners, CROs, and health authorities.

Collaborate with clinical operations and CRO labs to ensure high quality data delivery and with translational medicine scientist, computational scientists and statisticians to perform data mining and interpretation

Develop/build upon disease-based knowledge for key indications of interest in GI, i.e. biology of disease, clinical treatment paradigms, current competitive landscape, and current/emerging biomarkers.

Review and ensure alignment of clinical documents with the biomarker plan, e.g. clinical protocol, Informed Consent Form and contribute to Laboratory Manual, Investigators' Brochure, etc.

Success in this role will be evaluated by the ability to influence and inspire scientists in the organization, and to maintain a culture that encourages innovation, scientific rigor, and collaboration.


A MD or MD/PhD who has been practicing in Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Pathology for at least 2yrs

Preference will be given to a candidate Board-certified or Board-eligible in Pathology

Strong - experience in inflammatory bowel disease and/or liver fibrosis and strong knowledge in current disease diagnostic criteria and standard of care in Hepato-Gastroenterology is a plus

A track record of sustained, significant scientific contributions as demonstrated by publications, patents, and presentations is required.

Must have a strong scientific background and experience with assay development and validation in multiple technology platforms, especially those that are implementable in the clinical studies

Experience with clinical trial and drug development is a significant plus

Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to influence and inspire, takes initiative yet team-oriented and collaborative, and able to navigate in large, highly complex, global matrixed environments.

Familiarity with clinical documents and processes, i.e. clinical protocols, informed consent forms, laboratory manuals, central lab logistics, etc.


A MD or MD/PhD pathologist

Takeda U.S. Vaccine Requirement:

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. US field-based employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, absent an approved religious or medical reason. 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. If you are contacted by a Takeda recruiter about your job application, we encourage you to seek more information on the applicable guidelines for the Business Unit/Function to which you have applied.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, -Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.


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

Empowering Our People to Shine

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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.

Locations Boston, MASan Diego, CA Worker Type Employee Worker Sub-Type Regular Time Type Full time

Keywords: Takeda, Boston , Principal Scientist/Associate Director (Pathologist), Executive , Stoughton, Massachusetts

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