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Digital & Data Sciences Lead

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Mar 23, 2023

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Information Technology, System Administration
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

Job Title: Digital & Data Sciences Lead

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

About the role:

You will support Manufacturing Sciences as a Digital and Data Sciences Lead for the Thousand Oaks site. The responsibility is the support of Manufacturing Operations in their Life Cycle Management activities. You will lead, co-ordinate and build Quality by Design (QbD), process monitoring/trending, Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and digital projects as part of manufacturing process control strategy at the site.

How you will contribute:

  • Lead QbD and digital projects linked to proactive process monitoring, as part of the control strategy from site's process risk assessments and influence the site digital roadmap implementation.
  • Lead the local Continued Process Verification activities (CPV) program.
  • Lead the MSci team as a Subject Matter Expert in the use of modeling and digital tools, PAT exploration/implementation, for investigation support and process improvements.
  • Create product dashboards for site and global review, and coordinate with Global Manufacturing Sciences where applicable.
  • Support annual Quality Product Review as CPV/statistical SME where applicable.
  • Be a technical SME for audit support activities where applicable.
  • Proficient in advanced statistical analysis and interpretation. MVDA knowledge.
  • Proficient in PAT, QbD, CPV, Enhanced and Advanced Process Control, ICH principles and Health Authorities' requirements. Risk management knowledge.
  • Proficient in modeling/statistical tools such as Minitab, Discoverant, SIMCA online and its applications in cGMP environment.

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with 5+ years of related experience OR MS with 3+ years of related experience.
  • Statistical background and Certified Six Sigma

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
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement

Important Considerations

At Takeda, our patients rely on us to deliver quality products. As a result, we must follow strict rules in our manufacturing facilities to ensure we are not endangering the quality of the product. You may:

  • Normal office environment; inside working conditions
  • May work in a controlled environment requiring special gowning and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body. This may include additional hearing protection for loud areas.
  • Will need to remove all make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish and artificial fingernails while in the manufacturing environment.
  • May work in a cold, hot or wet environment.
  • May work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and Celite that may require respiratory protection.
  • May require availability outside business hours to accommodate interactions with partners in different time zones.
  • Pace may be fast and job demands may be high.

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and the best patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company to 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.

Base Salary Range: $102,000 to $146,000 . Employees may also be eligible for Short-term and Long-Term Incentive benefits. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days and Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

The final salary offered for this position may take into account many factors including location, skills, education, and experience.

This posting excludes Colorado applicants.



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.


USA - CA - Thousand Oaks - Rancho Conejo

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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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