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Research Scientist I/ Research Scientist II, Oncology Cell Therapy Innovation

Company: Takeda
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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 and . I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAt 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 Research Scientist II where you will be working with the Oncology Cell Therapy Innovation Team. You will be a highly qualified immunologist with a strong background in immunology, particularly immune-oncology and innate cell immunology. You will be essential in improving cell therapy platforms like CAR-NK and CAR-gdT to increase the potency and longevity of cell therapy products. Utilizing their knowledge of innate cell biology, such as gene engineering, immune cell activation, survival, proliferation, function, and cancer/immune biology in the tumor microenvironment, they will direct discovery projects and work with colleagues across departmental and cross-functional teams to advance the development of Cell Therapy discovery platforms.How you will contribute:

  • Initiate investigation of new experimental approaches to a wide range of problems using scientific theory and technical literature
  • Contribute to functional problem resolution and objective setting
  • Interpret results of complex experiments, and integrates data produced by other disciplines
  • Contribute to functional scientific discussion
  • Prepare and present comprehensive technical or project reports and formal presentations / posters to full range of internal/external audiences
  • Collaborate with cross function team and contribute in matrix based project teams
  • Demonstrate broad technical program knowledge
  • Act as the recognized scientific resource on an aspect of a program
  • Demonstrate effective project engagement skills
  • Identify, plan and execute novel scientific projects and may manage the work of others a direct or matrixed structure
  • Independently manage workload and expectations
  • Scientifically independent
  • May influence decision making within the department
  • Conduct scientific presentations to internal audiences
  • Receive high level instructions on all work, determine methods on new assignments, work closely with manager, may manage junior staffMinimum Requirements/Qualifications:
    • Individual should possess a Ph.D. in Immunology, Biology, or a related field.
    • A minimum of 0- 2+ years of relevant pharmaceutical industry/academic experience is required after graduation.
    • Hands-on experience with CAR-T, CAR-NK, CAR-----T, and TCR-T cell therapies/immunotherapies is required, including cell culture, immune cell activation/expansion, and viral transduction for various types of immune cells.
    • The individual should have significant skills in in vitro and in vivo immune cell characterization and function assessment, such as multi-color flow immunophenotyping, multiplex cytokine measurement, cytotoxicity assays, and other molecular-based assays.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with a team are required.
    • A track record of publications to demonstrate scientific expertise is preferred.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 ProgramsBase Salary Range: 102,000.00 to 146,000.00. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits. 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.The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.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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