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Senior Informatics Engineer

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
Dec 5, 2023

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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 three therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

The Global Biologics team within R&D consists of approx. 100 scientists across two US sites (Cambridge MA and San Diego) and is responsible for the discovery and optimization of next generation biological drug candidates for our three main therapeutic areas Oncology, Gastroenterology and Neuroscience.

Central to this effort is the development of end-to-end data management and analysis capabilities to deliver novel biologics drugs. You will play a critical role in the design, implementation and maintenance of information systems in Global Biologics that enables data discoverability, accessibility, visualization and decision making. Working with scientists and with experts in data management, lab automation, molecular design, and machine learning in the Global Biologics organization you will manage scientific data, troubleshoot data issues, and ensure the smooth flow of information throughout the suite of tools used to track potential therapeutic molecules. You will develop expertise in the specific applications and capabilities in use within Global Biologics and leverage this knowledge to address issues impeding the continuous flow of data within Takeda’s systems.

You will be integral to creating a build, test and learn system for biologics discovery, in which predictions guide experiments and high throughput data generated is fed back to the models to improve the next round of predictions.

How you will contribute:
  • Work with scientists across Global Biologics to develop end-to-end data management capabilities for biologics discovery

  • Develop and deploy code that enhances the capabilities of software solutions like Genedata Biologics and ATLAS

  • Curate and annotate scientific data stores to ensure fidelity between laboratory observations and recorded data

  • Develop code to automate analysis workflows for Biologics design

  • Provide ad hoc data analyses and visualizations to further insights into scientific data

  • Identify recurring issues and work with internal / external colleagues to implement solutions

  • Collaborate with software vendors and the larger Takeda IT organization for the deployment and maintenance of systems and integration with other databases

  • Collaborate with machine learning colleagues across Takeda to develop an active learning system that trains machine learning models on data from biologics experiments and uses these data to inform subsequent experiments

  • Document best practices to ensure efficient use of scientist’s time and maximize value of insights provided

  • Guide scientists in proper use of tools and work hands-on with them to address challenges

  • Provide training to users of systems tracking scientific data in Global Biologics at Takeda

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • PhD degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology with 3+ years industry experience; or MS in relevant discipline with 9+ years experience; or BS in relevant discipline with 11+ years experience

  • 5+ years of professional experience in informatics, software engineering, data analysis, data visualization or a related field

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 Ways of Working

  • 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.

Base Salary Range: $130,200 to $186,000, based on candidate 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.


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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