Senior Research Associate/Research Investigator, Automation and Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) - Cell Therapies

Zoek Pin Bird in Hand, PA

Competitive

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 15 days ago

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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 a Senior Research Associate/Research Investigator, Automation and Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) - Cell Therapies in our Cambridge 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.

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

The Senior Research Associate/Research Investigator, Automation and Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) - Cell Therapies position will play a key role in evaluating and developing pre-existing and custom automated solution for large-scale manufacturing of cell processes and in technical evaluation and development of in-line automated analytical technologies across Takeda manufacturing platforms. Position objectives include automating, streamlining, closing process components and include interfacing PATs with automated cell process equipment, analyzing output data to address engineering and analytical challenges in cell therapy for multiple products within the Takeda portfolio.

Position Accountabilities ??

  • Independently, or with minimal supervision, plans and executes experiments and documents results

  • Works with departmental and/or cross functional peers to execute on assignments, under limited supervision

  • Contributes significantly to and drives forward multiple projects within functional area

  • Works with supervisor as appropriate to plan and execute higher level experiments, as needed

  • Reviews, interprets and communicates data internally (., to supervisor, project teams) and prepares technical reports

  • Proposes and implements resolutions to technical problems/issues

  • Coordinates within departmental as well as cross functionally with peers on project work

  • Collaborates with Data and Digital teams to provide data to map towards Digital CMC strategy and enable integration of multiple PATs

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Education and Experience:

To Be Considered for the Senior Research Associate Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 2+ years relevant industry experience
  • Master’s degree or advanced degree in biology, engineering or related pharmaceutical science
  • Previous experience working in lab setting, benefit to have experience with cell therapy

To Be Considered for the Research Investigator:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 5+ years relevant industry experience
  • Master’s degree or advanced degree in biology, engineering, or related pharmaceutical science; 3+ years relevant experience
  • Previous experience working in lab setting, benefit to have experience with cell therapy
  • Pervious experience in working with PATs

Technical Requirements

  • Must have experience in principles and practices of cellular immunology and/or stem cell biology, including cell culture, cell isolation, and cell freezing

  • Experience in developing cell therapy or biological products, scale-up manufacturing processes preferred

  • Knowledge of and hands-on experience on automated Cell Therapy processing tools, including Xuri Bioreactor, CliniMACS prodigy, Lovo cell washing equipment, and Sepax C-Pro preferred

  • Experience with statistical analysis tools (JMP or similar) to drive experimental design and optimization via DoE and similar approaches

  • Understanding of hardware/data integration requirements, particularly around the (in-line) integration of PATs to manufacturing systems such as bioreactors

  • Understanding of Process Controls and exposure to process optimization within the context of a manufacturing of biological setting

  • Proficiency with data mining, data analysis and data visualization skills (GraphPad Prism, R/Python or similar) for effective and efficient data communication

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills - Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems and determine causes and possible solutions using appropriate information

  • Teamwork- Ability to work well in a highly cross-functional team environment

  • Communication- Able to expresses one’s self clearly and concisely within team; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor; technical writing skills to support contributing to internal technical document.

  • Organization- Exercises good time management and prioritization skills, demonstrated to successfully multi-task

  • Technical?- ??Highly proficient in use of applicable lab equipment and operations

  • Knowledge Sharing - Ability to capture knowledge within the organization; improves solutions, processes, and deliverables through use of information; improves information capital by contributing experience, theories, deliverables, and models for others to use

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS?

  • May require approximately up to?10%?travel?

Updated Takeda . Vaccine Requirement:

Effective November 1, 2021, absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US office-based and lab-based Takeda employees who work fully on-site or in a hybrid model (as determined by Takeda) must be fully vaccinated to work at a Takeda site or to engage with Takeda colleagues or anyone else on behalf of Takeda. As of the same date, absent an approved religious or medical reason, US field-based employees, employees must be fully vaccinated in order to continue in their current roles. US employees who work at a Takeda manufacturing facility, and those who work at a BioLife center or BioLife lab, may be subject to different guidelines. Candidates are encouraged to speak with their recruiter to seek further information on the applicable guidelines for the Business Unit/Function for which they have applied.

This job posting exclude Colorado applicants.

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

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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.

Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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