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Research Associate

応募後で応募 求人ID R0065131 掲載日 04/25/2022 Location:Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

About the role:

At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as a Research Associate where you will support the cell line development (CLD) team through participation in transfection, stable selection, cloning, expansion and characterization of mammalian cell lines for clinical and commercial production.

How you will contribute:

  • You will perform laboratory experiments using a variety of CLD and cell culture technologies including single cell cloning/clone picking, cell imaging, liquid handling automation and Octet/ELISA-based recombinant protein quantification.

  • You will support molecular characterization of the lead clonal cell lines for CLD programs including mRNA analysis and gene copy number determination.

  • You will conduct experiments, documenting experimental steps in an electronic laboratory notebook, and drafting support documentation.

  • Contribute directly to project work which may within functional area and present data in group meetings

  • Identify technical issues, and implements solutions under guidance.

  • Support technology development projects and cell line development for pipeline molecules under guidance.

  • Prepare experimental protocols and keeps good records of experiment

  • Coordinate within department and cross functionally with peers on projects.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, or related pharmaceutical science; 1+ years of biotechnology/biopharmaceutical industry experience, preferably in cell line development

  • Master's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, or related pharmaceutical science.

  • Familiar with molecular biology and cell culture techniques, previous CHO cell line development experience is appreciated

  • Familiar with general laboratory procedures and aseptic technique.

  • Experience with automation, FACS and Next-Gen Sequencing.

  • You will have experience with MS Excel to review and interpret large amounts of data.

  • Sound knowledge of cell culture principles, experience in aseptic techniques required

  • Experience in CLD technologies including culture of mammalian cells, single-cell cloning (sorting/clone picking), clonality assessment, and clone screening highly desirable

  • Experience in molecular biology methods including subcloning, northern blot, RT-qPCR/ddPCR and Octet/ELISA-based recombinant protein quantification is desirable

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • 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 and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Work Paths

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US field-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as a condition of employment.

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

EEO Statement

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Boston, MA

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