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Research Senior Scientist - Cell Therapy

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Westwood
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply"-- - button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAre you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine?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.OBJECTIVES/PURPOSEWe are looking for a talented and motivated immunologist to join our Cell Therapy Innovation (CTI) discovery team and to help us develop allogeneic cell therapies. The candidate will play an important role optimizing and characterizing our cell therapy products, e.g. primary or iPSC derived a/b CAR-T, g/d CAR T, CAR NK, (primary or iPSC derived) in vitro and in vivo. The successful candidate must be a team player, detail oriented and must be able to execute under tight timelines.ACCOUNTABILITIESDesigns, executes, interprets and optimizes assays for phenotypical and functional characterization of different cell therapy candidates with high level instructionsGenerates cell therapy products for in vitro and in vivo experimentsAssists with project strategy to optimize cell therapy candidatesProvides technical leadership across pre-clinical cell therapy projects and initiativesHas the opportunity to drive innovation and to contribute intellectually to the internal pipelinePrepares comprehensive reports and formal presentations to full range of internal and external audiencesEDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:RequirementsPh.D. in immunology, cell biology, biomedical engineering or related field; 3-5+ years relevant industry/academic experienceExpert in T-cell/NK cell/GDT cells and/or other immune cell biologyCell therapy experience is a plusExpertise in design, execution -- -and executing assays for characterizing immune cells, including flow cytometry, cytokine secretion, cytotoxicity, proliferation, reporter assays and molecular based assays (qPCR, RNAseq, ddPCR)In-depth experience in principles and practices of cell biology, including cell culture, immune cell activation/expansion, viral transduction (retroviral or lentiviral).Excellent oral and written communication skills including experimental documentationIndependent management of workload and expectationsAbility to multi-task and shift priorities rapidly to meet aggressive timelinesTeam-player, comfortable working in highly cross functional environments and across global line functions.KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills - Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems, and determine causes and possible solutionsTeamwork -- Ability to work well in highly cross functional team environment and across global line functions.Communication Skills -Able to expresses one's self clearly and concisely within team; documents issues and/or concerns concisely with colleagues; adjusts communication style as appropriate for the audience; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor; technical writing skills to support authorship of internal technical documentsOrganization - Exercises good time management and prioritization skills and is able to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneouslyKnowledge 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 useResource Management -Ability to manage one's time within the individual, departmental, and corporate goals and timelines; management of internal and external resources (vendors)External Involvement - Demonstrated involvement in professional community evidenced by presentation of scientific posters or lectures at professional conferences or eventsTechnical - Subject matter expertise and knowledge of applicable lab equipment and operations.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.WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:-- -401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution PlanTuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributionsHealth & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screeningsGenerous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation daysCommunity Outreach ProgramsEmpowering Our People to ShineDiscover more at No Phone Calls or Recruiters Please.In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.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.EEO StatementTakeda 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.LocationsBoston, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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