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Medicinal Chemistry - Research Scientist I

応募後で応募 求人ID R0065226 掲載日 04/28/2022 Location:San Diego, California

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Job Description

About the role:

Takeda seeks a creative and highly motivated scientist to enhance our ability to discover medicines. The successful candidate will apply innovative synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry principles to design, synthesize, and characterize novel molecules. Strong laboratory-based focus, experimental excellence, and well-developed communication and collaboration skills are required for this position

Join Takeda as a Medicinal Chemistry - Research Scientist I

How you will contribute:

  • Design, synthesize, and characterize bioactive target molecules to address issues of potency and drug-like properties
  • Develop innovative and efficient synthetic routes
  • Act as a key member of a multidisciplinary drug discovery project team, assist with development of project strategy, coordination of research activities, and analysis and communication of complex data
  • Contribue to ongoing innovation within medicinal chemistry through familiarity with recent methods in synthetic organic chemistry
  • Maintain a broad current understanding of the scientific and technological landscaes of organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, and drug discovery, as well as the scientific literature related to a specific drug discovery project
  • Keep an accurate, comprehensive, concise notebook in accordance with company policy
  • Identify routine obstacles to progress; solve a variety of problems
  • Prepare and present research to range of internal and external audiences, through presentations, posters, and contributions to authorship of patents and scientific manuscripts


  • Diverse practical experience in synthetic organic chemistry
  • Demonstrated clear understanding of experimental design and reaction mechanism
  • Good understanding of basic biochemical and biological principles
  • High level of expertise in modern laboratory and analytical methods

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in a scientific discipline (or equivalent), or
  • M.S. in Chemistry with 4+ years of relevant chemistry research experience, or
  • B.S. with 6+ years of relevant chemistry research experience
  • Scientific expertise in organic chemistry, strong knowledge of modern organic chemistry literature, in-depth knowledge of commonly used purification and spectroscopic characterization techniques
  • 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
  • A high level of creativity and productivity with respect to laboratory contribution, with strong problem-solving skills directed toward achievement of project milestones
  • Internally motivated to learn and develop within role

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.

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

EEO Statement

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San Diego, CA

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