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Research Scientist II, High-Throughput, Global Biologics

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
Sep 21, 2023

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Regulatory, Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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 Scientist II where you will independently perform high-throughput cloning, mammalian transfection, purification and optimization work in efforts to advancing early therapeutic discovery using the latest automation technologies. You will also contribute to the design of new vector formats for increased expression of antibodies, bispecifics, and other biologic modalities and optimize expression conditions in plate format to increase protein production. As part of the, Therapeutic Generation and Screening team you will report to the Senior Scientist and participate on matrix project teams and interface with members of Biologics Engineering and other therapeutic groups.

How you will contribute:
  • Under minimal supervision, perform high-throughput (HTP) production of antibodies, bispecifics and protein antigens used to discover and advance novel therapeutics.

  • Help with the design of new vector formats that will be used for HTP protein production of bispecifics and multi-format biologics.

  • Have experience with transient expression and purification of protein constructs from a variety of mammalian host-cell systems using automated liquid handlers (Tecan, Hamilton, Dynamic Devices).

  • Produce plasmid DNA using high throughput cloning techniques.

  • Collaborate with automation engineers and independently implement solutions for protein production using a variety of automation equipment.

  • Perform cell culture work including the maintenance of cell lines.

  • Evaluate and implement new methods for high throughput protein expression and purification.

  • Perform data analysis and troubleshooting.

  • Summarize and communicate results at team meetings and contribute to scientific discussions.

  • Proficient at tracking data using LIMS systems and maintaining a detailed electronic notebook.

  • Initiate investigation of new experimental approaches to a wide range of problems using scientific theory and technical literature.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • PhD degree in a Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related discipline with 2+ years experience, or

  • MS with 8+ years experience, or

  • BS with 10+ years experience

  • Strong background and experience in molecular biology, cloning, vector design, and mammalian cell culture. Also has experience with protein purification and LIMS, preferably GeneData Biologics.

  • Experience with molecular biology techniques and software such as SnapGene and Geneious Prime.

  • Previous experience in HTP platforms for biologics discovery required.

    Experience in protein purification principles and methods.

  • Previous hands-on experience with laboratory automation and programming. Preferably with Dynamic Devices Lynx Instruments.

  • Track record demonstrating analytical and bench skills.

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

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.


Boston, MA

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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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