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Senior Scientist, Human Genetics

San Diego, CA
Start date
Mar 3, 2023

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Genetics
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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 four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as a Senior Scientist, Human Genetics where you will lead human genetics efforts using public and proprietary data. You will have the opportunity to contribute to external collaborations linking genetic data to longitudinal phenotypic data from diverse populations.

You will also closely work with colleagues in various functions across the organization to generate impactful insights from human Omics data to advance the pipeline in Neurosciences, Gastrointestinal diseases, and Rare diseases. As part of the Human Genetics team, you will report to the Director of Statistical Genetics and work with a variety of pipelines across the business.

How you will contribute:
  • Establish an influential and collaborative role within biology and disease-oriented project teams by contributing to the design, analysis, and interpretation of genetic studies to inform target validation, pre-clinical safety, population stratification, and clinical safety.
  • Work with a community of human geneticists to implement a human genetics roadmap and strategy and enhance integrative analytic pipelines.
  • Establish and lead external collaborations to implement emerging technologies and/or interrogate relevant biomedical datasets with in-depth genetic and health information.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive technical or project reports to internal and external audiences.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. with 5+ years of postdoctoral experience in human genetics research.
  • Solid experience with population genetics (GWAS/eQTL/pQTL analyses, fine-mapping, and colocalization, WES/WGS sequencing data analyses, rare variants statistical analyses, and mendelian randomization) is required.
  • Experience with pathway-based approaches, multivariate analyses, polygenic risk score analyses, pharmacogenomics, machine learning, and/or quantitative analysis of medical imaging data desired.
  • Strong scientific understanding of molecular biology and genomics, and ability to interpret genetic findings in the disease context.
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical R&D processes and one or more diseases areas of interest of Takeda (rare diseases, neuroscience, gastroenterology, and immunology) is desired.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Independent, highly collaborative with the ability to work in a cross-functional and diverse team environment.
  • Solid knowledge of Unix, command lines interfaces, and fluency in common scripting and/or programming language (e.g. R, Python, Perl, Java, C/C++).
  • Experience with parallel computing and cloud computing.

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 a 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.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

Base Salary Range: $ 130,200 - 186,000, based on the candidate's professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short-term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program, and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

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


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.


San Diego, CA

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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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