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Scientist/Senior Scientist Analytical Development - Small Molecules

Company name
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Scientist, Chemistry, Engineering, Pharmaceutical

Posted on
Aug 20,2019

Valid Through
Dec 03,2019

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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 Scientist, Analytical Development – Small Molecules in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Scientist working on the Analytical Development – Small Molecules team, you will be empowered to participate in cross-functional CMC teams and provide guidance to junior members of the Analytical Development – Small Molecules team, and a typical day will include: 


Provides theoretical/conceptual input to the design, development and execution of research assignments for a specific project or projects within the functional area. Independently plans and executes most unit operation characterization and optimization experiments within expertise and develops an awareness of unit operations in other areas. Responsible for significant or sole technical leadership within project or complex study. Prepares technology transfer documentation and regulatory documents or coordinates with team members to ensure execution.  Represents line functions on GCT (Global CMC) teams as appropriate/necessary. Proactively identifies process or study issues/challenges and proposes potential resolutions.


Understands project timelines and deliverables and plans/coordinates project work accordingly with departmental, functional and external stakeholders

Provides technical leadership to project teams within area of expertise and commits resources to execute specific project tasks.

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 project teams.  

Plans and implements resolutions to technical problems/issues

Represents functional area on GCT project teams by communicating activities from designated functional area to project team 

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

Assists with development of project strategy and communicates complex data/decisions within department and cross functionally as necessary

Builds and maintains relationships with key vendors and assists with technical aspects of vendor negotiations

Proactively analyses manufacturing issues and coordinates potential resolution with the CMC team. 

Responsible for integrating scientific/technical efforts around cross-functional issues


Education and Experience:


Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science and 8 years relevant industry experience

Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 6 years relevant industry experience

PhD in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; relevant industry experience

Extensive experience in CMC pharmaceutical development for active pharmaceutical ingredients and drug products under cGMP’s

Sound knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

Previous experience with the use of contract facilities

Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team environment

Knowledge and Skills:

Strong knowledge of analytical techniques including experience using multiple techniques (LC, GC, Dissolution, MS, etc.) and advanced experience in at least one technique.  

Able to interpret results of complex experiments and integrate data produced by other disciplines. 

Able to work in lab setting.

CMC experience; Methods development, validation and transfer preferred.

Analytical and Problem Solving Skills - Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems, and determine causes and  possible solutions

Teamwork -- 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 documents

Organization – Exercises good time management and prioritization skills and is able to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously 

Knowledge 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 use

Resource Management -Ability to manage one’s time within 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 events

Technical  -  Subject matter expertise and knowledge of applicable lab equipment and operations


May require approximately 5-10% 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

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