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Research Scientist I Protein Chemistry

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

San Diego, CA, United States

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Sciences, Scientist, Biotech, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical

Posted on
Jun 08, 2022

Valid Through
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Who We Are


Job Type: Full Time

Job Level: Senior

Travel: Minimal, if any

At Takeda, we strive to provide transformational opportunities for every member of our team, and we empower our people to take charge of their futures. In an environment that fosters lifelong learning and a growth mindset, you’ll have the support you need to thrive — at work and beyond.

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What makes a successful team member within Research at Takeda?







Design and carry out experiments

Manage multiple projects

Document data

Mentor other scientists

Where You Fit In

Our team at Takeda is tackling some of the most challenging problems in drug discovery and development. As the newest member of our Research team, you’ll conduct purposeful, meaningful work on groundbreaking modalities that may lead to breakthrough drugs.

With our deep investment in next-generation technologies, you’ll have the resources and support to do your best work. As a part of our team, you’ll connect with brilliant minds inside and outside of Takeda. We are committed to collaborating with academia and emerging biotech companies to expand our reach and impact in cell therapy, gene therapy and data sciences.

Our team’s wide-ranging expertise includes medicinal chemistry, genomics datasets, immunofluorescence, high content imaging, flow cytometry, transcriptional profiling, multi-step synthesis, multimodal genetics, pharmacokinetics and much more. Whatever area inspires you, your work will support the progression of an innovative, industry-leading discovery pipeline and make an impact that matters to patients and society.

A career in Research at Takeda will give you everything you need to succeed professionally – and make a difference to patients, people and the planet.

Research Scientist I __ Protein Chemistry

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Jun. 08, 2022


San Diego, California


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The Drug Discovery Sciences (DDS) department at Takeda is looking for an experienced Scientist I -Protein Chemist. You will work in a protein production team, and will have excellent experimental skills and the ability to design, produce, and characterize recombinant proteins for drug discovery research.

You will work with researchers across multiple departments within the DDS department, Takeda's Drug Discovery Units, and with contract research organizations (CROs). You will also present work at national and international conferences.

We are looking for someone who identifies and solves important technical challenges, and excels in a diverse and innovative environment. You will offer a significant opportunity to conduct the latest discovery research within a growing and science-driven organization.

Demonstrated independent scientific and technical thought and creativity

Displayed method development experience in soluble and membrane protein expression, purification, and characterization

Acted as a recognized scientific expert on a previous discovery team

Demonstrated project engagement skills




PhD degree in a related scientific discipline (no postdoc experience required), or

MS with 4 years experience, or

BS with 6 years experience

Hand-on experiences and expert in recombinant protein production using multiple expression systems and multiple chromatography purification methods.

Improve expression and purification procedures to enhance protein yield and quality.

Experience with technologies to analyze proteins and determine the protein-protein, protein-compound interaction

Oversee purification, characterization, and delivery of assigned recombinant proteins for crystallography, biophysics studies, and enzymatic assays promptly.

Manage multiple protein purifications and deliveries concurrently.

Communicate with project team members.

Seek solutions when encountering experimental obstacles.

Contribute to functional scientific discussion.


• 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

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

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