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Principal/ Senior Scientist, Biologics, Binding Kinetics and Analytical Characterization

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 13, 2021

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Principal/ Senior Scientist, Biologics, Binding Kinetics and Analytical Characterization 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.

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

Organizational and strategic leadership to build a Global Biologics Protein Analytics sub team with strong focus in protein-protein interaction and binding kinetics

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Build high throughput, state of art Protein Analytics technology platforms to support analytical characterization of lead candidates with diverse and novel modalities including bispecifics, protein fusions, drug conjugates, cell therapies, and gene therapies
  • Devise and implement both protein analytics and biologics discovery strategies as co-lead for discovery stage programs spanning multiple therapeutic areas including I/O-Oncology, GI/Immunology, CNS and Rare Disease
  • Lead developability assessment studies and coordinate Research to Development transition (R2D) of candidates
  • Establish and run high throughput Biologics interaction binding kinetics workflow to support large number of diverse programs
  • Enable intricate kinetics analysis to support MOA studies, IND filings, external assets evaluations and therapeutic candidate selection
  • Play crucial role in devising analytical strategy of the programs and implement stage appropriate analytical methods for progress of programs in discovery through early development
  • Effective collaboration with multiple teams from discovery and development organization to accelerate programs to IND

DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS:

Technical/ Functional (Line Expertise)

  • Functional area leader with strong expertise in biologics characterization including deep understanding of binding kinetics using SPR and other orthogonal methods
  • Establish and run high throughput Biologics interaction binding kinetics workflow to support large number of diverse programs
  • Desirable: broad expertise in wide range of biophysical and analytical methods including
  • UPLC/HPLC based methods: SEC, RP, HIC, IEX
  • Light scattering: DLS and MALS
  • Thermal stability
  • Stress studies
  • Formulation screen

Leadership

  • Program leadership: Engage in both biologics lead and protein analytics lead roles to drive strategy of global biologics programs
  • People leadership: Manage and mentor a team of scientists in fast paced matrix environment and groom them to be future leaders

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Independently manages workload and expectations
  • Scientifically independent
  • Scientific driver for research strategy that impacts group internally and outside area of function

Interaction

  • Initiates and leads external interactions and collaborations
  • Frequent contact with internal and external personnel at various management levels
  • Collaborates with other departments, and disciplines, acting as scientific authority within

discipline

  • Serves as senior company / project representative at external conferences, or business meetings

Innovation

  • Determines methods on new assignments; makes strategic recommendations on projects; greater demonstrated independence; may manage junior staff

EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • PhD degree in a scientific discipline with 8+ years experience , or
  • MS with 12+ years experience, or
  • BS with 14+ years experience
  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience in hands on analytical characterization of biologics is required
  • Project and people management experience is desired
  • Functional area leader with strong expertise in biologics characterization including deep understanding of binding kinetics using SPR and other orthogonal methods
  • Effective project and resource management skills in matrix organization
  • Building new capabilities to broaden scope and capacity of Protein analytics workflow
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to present data and strategy across Takeda network involving multiple sites and disease areas

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

Empowering Our People to Shine

Discover more at takedajobs.com

No Phone Calls or Recruiters Please.

This job posting excludes CO applicants.

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Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Keywords: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, Boston , Principal/ Senior Scientist, Biologics, Binding Kinetics and Analytical Characterization, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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