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Sr. Director, Comparative Medicine, North America (NA)

応募後で応募 求人ID R0020833 掲載日 06/24/2020 Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as Global Head of Drug Safety Research and Evaluation in our Cambridge, MA office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

Reporting to the Global Head of Preclinical and Translational Sciences, the  Sr. Director, Comparative Medicine, North America (NA) will be responsible for

  • The strategic direction and oversight of Takeda’s Animal Care and Use Program. Will work to harmonize animal care and use programs, including developing and maintaining a centralized in vivo technical services core team to support Research projects
  • Member of the Senior Research Management Team that will have direct responsibility for all comparative medicine operations in North America (currently Cambridge, MA and San Diego, CA)
  • Leads assessment of and oversight for North America contracted animal research globally

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Scope of Essential Functions:

Comparative Medicine North America

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Acts as the primary comparative medicine liaison with Takeda Japan animal care and use program and works to promote harmonization across US and Japan, leading teams and consensus-building to develop and  implement best practices and ensure that they remain aligned with the 3 Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) and technological advances  
  • Directs all North America Comparative Medicine operations to include maintenance of vivarium physical plants and equipment, animal husbandry, veterinary medicine and surgery, animal health monitoring and quarantine, developing and expanding core in vivo technical services support, IACUC management, and training and educational programs for staff and scientists
  • Leads global functions to align with company goals; responsible for departmental annual goals and successfully manages all associated expense and capital budgets
  • Progresses the portfolio by serving as subject expert in laboratory animal and comparative medicine; collaborates with research scientists on animal model development, experimental design and data interpretation
  • Aligns with Discovery and Toxicologic Pathology to ensure consistent and high-quality necropsy, tissue collection and trimming serves as Attending Veterinarian; ensures compliance with all relevant federal, state and local animal welfare regulations, policies, guidelines and ordinances, and serves as primary contact for regulatory agencies
  • Advocates for animal welfare and the 3 Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) focused on continuous improvement while maximizing efficient use of resources and ensuring that scientific objectives are met to advance the pipeline
  • Ensures successful maintenance of AAALAC accreditation at all North America sites
  • Ensures compliance with controlled substances regulations
  • Serves as primary comparative medicine liaison with senior research management teams, drug discovery units, platform groups, facilities engineering, and EH&S to include IBC and occupational health programs
  • Directs animal welfare audits at CROs
  • Leads vivarium design, construction, renovation, repair and relocation projects
  • Partners with Corporate Communications, Public Affairs, Security and other stakeholders and advises on risk mitigation and communication strategies related to the ethical and humane care of animals used in research, testing and teaching; member of the Corporate Crisis Management Team; leads assessment of and oversight for contracted animal studies
  • Promotes teamwork, mentoring, coaching and empowering others to further develop and be successful in their careers
  • Establishes individual and departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and performance management

CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE

EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • DVM required (Veterinary medical education from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates)
  • 12+ years of experience in biopharmaceutical R&D and/or at a Contract Research Organization (CRO) with knowledge of the drug discovery and development process and the practice of laboratory animal/comparative medicine in industry
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory and AAALAC requirements in working with research animals
  • Proven knowledge and experience in laboratory animal/comparative medicine  and its applications in the conduct of humane animal research and testing
  • PhD or equivalent in Immunology, Oncology or Toxicology desirable

Leadership

  • Proven leadership capabilities; able to develop and lead a comparative medicine department
  • Embraces and responds positively and productively to changing priorities
  • Experience coaching, mentoring and developing individuals and teams

Decision-making and Autonomy

Serves as primary comparative medicine liaison with senior research management teams, drug discovery units, platform groups, facilities engineering, and EH&S to include IBC and occupational health programs

Directs animal welfare audits at CROs

Interaction

  • Customer-centric in collaborations with research investigators
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to interact well with diverse colleagues, both within and outside of Takeda

Innovation

  • Shows innovative thinking, develops strategies, is a good problem-solver and builds consensus  

Complexity

  • Establishes individual and departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and performance management

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU: 
•    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

Empowering Our People to Shine

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Locations

Cambridge, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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