Senior Scientist, Drug Metabolism Pharmacokinetics DMPK

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted
Oct 04, 2018
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time

Overview

More than 30,000 Takeda employees working in more than 70 countries are committed to improving quality of life for patients, who remain at the center of everything we do. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven organization working internally and with external partners to translate science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience and providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. ranks among the top 15 pharmaceutical companies in the United States. Our larger U.S. offices are in Cambridge, MA, Deerfield, IL, and San Diego, CA. Research & Development employees in our Cambridge location focus on oncology, gastroenterology, immunomodulation, biologics, translational research, and external innovation. In March 2016, we opened our newest space at 300 Massachusetts Avenue, featuring 230,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office and lab space.

While Takeda is enjoying tremendous growth as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we remain ever mindful of our commitment to serve people worldwide by striving toward better health through leading innovation in medicine. In short, we are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients’ lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!

Responsibilities

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career?  If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.  Join us as a Senior Scientist, Drug Metabolism Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) in our Cambridge, Massachusetts site. 

Here, everyone matters, and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission, where innovation and patient centricity are the keys to discover and develop novel drugs.   

OBJECTIVES:

  • This position will provide DMPK expertise, strategy and leadership on small molecule and protein drug development at the Global project team level in the GI and CNS areas.  Additional attributes include collaborating across sites and with CROs to conduct nonclinical DMPK studies, working diligently cross-functionally in an integrated way to resolve project issues, and supporting regulatory filings.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Provide leadership on DMPK activities at various team levels
  • Responsible for the planning, designing, and managing of DMPK and TK studies internally or at CROs
  • Identify potential risks and provide mitigation strategies.  Working with teams to resolve project issues
  • Collaborate closely with Nonclinical and Clinical Pharmacology, CMC, Radiochemistry, Toxicology, and other functions to move projects in an efficient manner
  • Support Clin Pharm with pharmacology and ADME studies
  • Write DMPK sections of regulatory filings at various stages of drug development, and respond to regulatory queries

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 

  • PhD in Pharmacokinetics or related discipline.
  • Several years of direct DMPK experience in Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry supporting project teams is required
  • Experience with antibody/ASO therapeutics development is required
  • Thorough knowledge of pharmacokinetics, metabolism, drug interactions, and regulatory requirements
  • Track record of innovative science in solving DMPK issues
  • Demonstrated quality of working collaboratively and effectively with interdisciplinary research and development teams
  • Strong motivation and the ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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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