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Scientist I- Medicinal Chemistry

Company name
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

Cambridge, MA, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Scientist, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical

Posted on
Jun 21, 2021

Valid Through
Oct 04, 2021

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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 I in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Scientist I working on the Medicinal Chemistry team, you will be empowered to d

esign, synthesize, and characterize biologically active small molecules and

assist with development of project strategy, and analysis and communication of complex data , and a typical day will include:

We are seeking a creative and highly motivated Ph.D. level scientist with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry to join the Medicinal Chemistry department within our immuno-oncology research unit. A successful candidate will be responsible for the design, synthesis, purification and characterization of novel molecules directed toward the discovery of innovative cancer treatments.  Strong laboratory-based focus and experimental excellence is required for this position.


Design, synthesize, and characterize biologically active small molecules with suitable drug-like properties

Act as key member of a multidisciplinary drug discovery project team, assisting with development of project strategy, and analysis and communication of complex data.

Contribute to ongoing innovation within the Med Chem department through the introduction of the most recent trends in synthetic organic chemistry.

Maintain a broad awareness of the scientific and technological landscapes of organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry and drug discovery.


PhD. in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or related discipline, with 0-3 years of post-doctoral or industrial experience in synthetic organic chemistry and/or drug discovery

Excellent scientific expertise in organic chemistry, strong knowledge of modern literature, in-depth knowledge of a wide range of purification and spectroscopic characterization techniques, and the ability to champion new chemistry directions

A high level of creativity, productivity and passion with respect to laboratory contribution, with strong problem-solving skills directed towards achievement of project milestones

Outstanding oral and written communication skills and the ability to present rationale, key data, issues and accomplishments to project teams

Strong collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively within a diverse team of internal or external co-workers .

Ability to independently design and execute experiments, and successfully complete complex chemical syntheses


• 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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