Posted to MedZilla HealthCare on 10/18/2018


Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Senior Scientist, Translational CMC, Cell Therapy R0003280-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 Scientist, Translational CMC, Cell Therapy in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Senior Scientist, Translational CMC working on the Cell Therapy team, you will be empowered to provide scientific expertise and work with stakeholders across multiple functions at Takeda, and a typical day will include:

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

The Cell Therapy Pharmaceutical Sciences and Translational Biomarker team is uniquely positioned to link CMC and clinical CART biomarkers to investigate correlatives associated with cell product efficacy and safety in oncology indications. This position s primary role is to provide scientific expertise and project leadership in integrating cross-functional biomarker data from multiple platforms and line functions to investigate safety, efficacy and mechanisms of resistance and relapse in cell therapies. In this unique role you will be at the scientific forefront of cell therapies striving towards improving outcomes for patients with B cell malignancies and solid tumors through in-depth product characterization and establishing biomarker strategies.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Investigates mode of action (MoA), critical quality attributes (CQA) and mechanisms of resistance and relapse in cell therapies through collaboration and integration of biomarker data from process development, manufacturing (CMC), product characterization, animal models, tumor microenvironment, clinical biomarkers, pharmacology, safety and efficacy.
  • Provides technical leadership to project teams within area of expertise and commits resources to execute specific project tasks.
  • Represents functional area on GCT project teams by communicating activities from designated functional area to project team
  • Assists with development of project strategy and communicates complex data/decisions within department and cross functionally as necessary
  • Prepares study protocols, reports, technology transfer documentation, and regulatory documents for clinical trials.
  • Presents study results at team or department meetings, to external partners or at conferences.
  • Understands project timelines and deliverables and plans/coordinates project work accordingly with departmental, functional and external stakeholders
  • Contributes significantly and independently to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area.
  • Reviews, interprets and communicates data cross-functionally within CMC and/or project teams.
  • Supports local and global initiatives which may include leading initiatives or work streams
  • Serves as a technical resource for junior staff and leverages expertise in laboratory technology as a functional resource/trainer.
  • Independently designs and executes experiments, and reports results

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Education and Experience:

Required:

  • Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, or related pharmaceutical science and 11+ years relevant industry experience
  • Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 9+ years relevant industry experience
  • PhD in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 3+ years relevant industry experience
  • Experience in multidisciplinary clinical projects and teams with ability to integrate cross-functional information
  • Experience in CART, immunology, immune-oncology, vaccines or virology with strong understanding of solid tumor or B cell malignancies
  • In-depth knowledge of various mechanisms of therapeutic response and resistance mechanisms utilizing in vitro, in vivo or ex vivo patient-derived models
  • Understanding of current therapeutic and combination therapy landscape, including immune-checkpoint blockade, in cancer immunotherapy
  • Understanding of various cell and gene therapies, gene editing technologies with previous experience in large molecules, vaccines or viral vectors
  • Experience with immune-phenotyping by FACS (flow cytometry), primary cell culture, immunofluorescence, ELISA, and PCR
  • Understanding of cell product immunogenicity, potency and cellular immunology with analytical development experience
  • Experience in clinical trials, balanced experimental design, data visualization and basic statistical analysis are desirable
  • A track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement demonstrated by national presentations and publications
  • Prior experience with translational aspects of IND, NDA or BLA desirable

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills - Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems using appropriate information and, determine causes and possible solutions
  • Teamwork -- Ability to work well on global cross-functional teams.
  • 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 with senior management; technical writing skills to support authorship and approval of internal technical documents
  • Organization Exercises good time management and prioritization skills to balance multiple project and departmental objectives
  • Technical - Subject matter expertise in a specific scientific area or areas. Demonstrated ability to successfully contribute across multiple scientific endeavors
  • Knowledge Sharing - Ability to capture knowledge within the organization; improves solutions, processes, and deliverables through use of information; improves information capital by contributing experience, theories, deliverables, and models for others to use
  • Resource Management -Project management skills; ability to manage one s time within individual, departmental, and corporate goals and timelines; management of internal external resources (vendors)
  • External Involvement Demonstrated involvement in professional community evidenced by presentation of scientific posters or lectures at professional conferences or events. Interacts with external vendors for projects
  • Leadership Skills Develops and uses knowledge and interpersonal skills to appropriately influence and guide others towards the accomplishment of department/function goals and objectives.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • May require approximately 10% travel

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

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