Posted to MedZilla HealthCare on 6/19/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Senior Research Associate, Analytical Development R0001654-MZ


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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Senior Research Associate in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a member of the Analytical Development team, you will have the opportunity to contribute in multiple development programs.

As a Senior Research Associate working on the Analytical Development team, you will be empowered to develop, validate and transfer analytical methods to rapidly advance Takeda s portfolio, a typical day will include:


Responsible for executing basic/routine experiments under limited supervision. This position also plans basic experiments and experiments and performs specialized/complex experiments with assistance from supervisor as appropriate.


  • Perform testing of samples as per established test method as part of method validation/transfer
  • Contributes to technical documents such as test methods, reports, protocols, and internal presentations
  • Contributes significantly in a small team of scientists towards the optimization, qualification and technical transfer of analytical methods in a compliance-based environment in a timely manner to meet program timelines
  • Identifies and communicates routine technical problems within scope of responsibility
  • Contribute significantly to project team and local initiatives as appropriate
  • Makes and understands basic experimental decisions within scope of responsibility.
  • Contribute to technical transfer of experimental data/procedures to vendors as appropriate
  • Documents personal experimental results accurately and completely in laboratory notebook.
  • Coordinates departmentally as well as cross functionally with peers on project work as appropriate.


Education and Experience:


  • 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
  • Previous experience working in lab setting or Masters degree plus appropriate laboratory training
  • Practical experience with typical analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, GC etc.)

Knowledge and Skills:

  • General familiarity with analytical theory and techniques. Able to work in a lab setting.
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills -Able to troubleshoot routine issues or problems using appropriate information
  • Teamwork - Ability to work well within small group functional teams.
  • Communication Skills -Ability to expresses one s self clearly and concisely within function; documents issues and/or concerns concisely; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor
  • Organization Exercises good time management skills


  • May require approximately 5% travel.


  • 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

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