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Lab Assistant - R&D Comparative Medicine

Employer
Takeda
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
Jan 28, 2024

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Research, Laboratory
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Genetown, Best Places to Work

Job Details

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Job Description

LAB ASSISTANT - R&D COMPARATIVE MEDICINE

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Lab Assistant- R&D Comparative Medicine in ourCambridge office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

OBJECTIVE:

  • Provide quality husbandry and animal care including feeding, watering, cage changes, performing daily health observations of animals in rooms as assigned and administering treatments under the direction of the Veterinarian or designee.
  • Responsible for general laboratory upkeep including operation of cage washers and autoclaves, stocking of supplies, routine sanitization, and maintaining a clean, organized environment.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Feeding, watering and daily health observations of animals in rooms as assigned.
  • General facility upkeep, routine sanitization and stocking of supplies.
  • Operation of cage washers and autoclaves.
  • Maintenance of accurate documentation of work completed and animal related observations.
  • Administration of prescribed medications under direction of the Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician.
  • Transport of supplies and equipment between facilities.
  • Weekend and holiday work is required on a rotating schedule. Responsible for own work, ensuring quality and meeting deadline.
  • Responsible for assessing problems or issues that should be brought to the attention of the supervisor or manager.
  • Provide technical support to investigators and their staff (e.g. injections, collection of biological samples, compound dosing, micro chipping etc.) as needed.
  • Coaches and trains peers where appropriate.

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Essential: A.S./B.S. or equivalent in a scientific field or animal experience in a veterinary clinic, zoo etc.; or HS diploma plus 3 or more years experience working with laboratory animals.
  • AALAS certification at ALAT level preferred but not required
  • Ability to lift 30lbs repeatedly and 50lbs short distances. Ability to push pull large equipment short distances. Ability to work on their feet for long periods of time

Location and Salary Information:

Base Salary Range: $42,000 to $60,000, 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.

This lab-based position is currently classified as “hybrid” in accordance with Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.”

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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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.

Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Company

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.

For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com.

Stock Symbol: TAK

Company info
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Location
650 East Kendall Street
Cambridge
MA
02421
United States

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