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Senior Research Associate I, IVS Imaging Technician

応募 後で応募 求人ID R0123576 掲載日 07/10/2024 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 three therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

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.

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Senior Research Associate I, IVS Imaging Technician in our Cambridge, MA location.

As a Senior Research Associate I, IVS Imaging Technician, you will perform complex animal manipulations for imaging procedures, supporting multiple therapeutic areas of the Company including Oncology, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, CNS, GI and Imaging. You will also perform advanced dosing and biomethodology, sample collection, and animal procedures with efficiency, accuracy and attention to detail. As part of the Comparative Medicine team, you will report to Associate Director, Comparative Medicine and work with other groups within Preclinical and Translational Sciences.

How you will contribute:

  • Prepare rats and mice for imaging procedures, such as vessel cannulation, dosing by multiple routes of administration, shaving, aseptic preparation, anesthesia/ analgesia administration and monitoring of vital signs, attention to pre- and post-procedure animal health.
  • Assists imaging team with multiple imaging modalities including MRI, PET/CT, optical, ultrasound and others. Ability to learn and support the various imaging modalities from in vivo capture to data preparation.
  • Acquisition of imaging studies in a timely manner and able to adapt them to individual animal needs based on the specific procedure and animal cooperation. Uses proficient animal handling skills and acts as an animal welfare advocate. Able to perform the necessary immobilization, including calculating doses and administering anesthesia/ analgesia.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in advanced technical skills required including routes of administration and sample collection in the laboratory rat and mouse.  Leverage technical expertise into opportunities to share skills with external audience.
  • Must be able to interpret study protocols and follow Standard Work Practices independently.  Exercises judgment to evaluate a variety of technical factors and obtain optimum solutions. 
  • Initiates complex research with no supervision.  Contributes to the generation of study designs.  Will coordinate sample transfer, formulation requests, and study updates with multiple groups.
  • Responsible for communicating study related findings to Technical Services Management and Study Directors.
  • Performs complex calculations.  Creates and understands data using multiple computer platforms.
  • Assumes primary responsibility of study protocols serving as point person to multiple groups. 
  • Lead role in training and coaching efforts of team.
  • Reports animal well-being concerns to Technical Services Management and the Comparative Medicine veterinary staff.   Reports Safety issues to the EH&S department. 
  • Guides and understands implications of lab operations decisions.  Working knowledge of all policies and procedures for animal users. 
  • Demonstrates expertise in operation of laboratory support equipment.  Complex computer and mathematic skills required.
  • Able to work well in teams as well as independently.  Able to coordinate schedule without supervision.   Must be able to interact well with internal and external colleagues.  Effectively communicates with Contract Research Organizations. 

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • MS in a scientific discipline (or equivalent) with 1+ years relevant experience, or BS with 3+ years relevant experience.
  • AALAS certification at LAT preferred and required within 1 year of hire.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be willing to work off-hours, holidays and weekends.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$84,000.00 - $132,000.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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