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Senior Scientist Process amp Analytical Development Cell Therapy

Company name
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

Cambridge, MA, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Scientist, Chemistry, Engineering, Pharmaceutical

Posted on
Sep 16,2019

Valid Through
Dec 30,2019

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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 Senior Scientist, Process & Analytical Development, 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, Process & Analytical Development, Cell Therapy working on the Pharm Science, Cell Therapy team, you will be empowered to build a world class cell therapy team and a typical day will include: 


This senior scientist position will play an important role in developing the clinical manufacturing processes and/or analytical methods for developing cellular therapy products. Independently plans and executes process and assay development, characterization and qualification studies. 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

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/or 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



Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering 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, chemical or biomedical engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 3 years relevant industry experience

Bachelors or Masters: 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

PhD: Demonstrated mastery of subject or area related to field

Knowledge and Skills:

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. 


Experience in developing cell therapy or biological products manufacturing processes, or experience in developing and executing cellular characterization assays, including flow cytometry-based, and multiplexed luminescent readouts

In-depth experience in principles and practices of cell biology methodologies, cellular immunology or stem cell biology (e.g., induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)), including cell culture, cell transfection and transduction, development and execution of functional in vitro and preclinical methods relevant for various types of immune cells or stem cells.

Understanding and experience of using the tools of Design of Experiment (DOE) and Quality by Design (QBD) in process & assay design, development, qualification and validation. 

Understanding of viral transduction principles and processes is strongly preferred

Previous exposure to GMP manufacturing of cell therapy or biological products, or participation in technical transfer of clinical processes to a CMO, or tech transfer of product release & characterization or clinical assays to a CRO, or other third party is a plus

At least 4-6 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience in a development setting is preferred


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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