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Associate Director, Scientific Trainer HRD/PDT

Lexington, Massachusetts
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May 10, 2024

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Job Description

Join Takeda as an Associate Director, Scientific Trainer out of our Lexington, MA office. Where you will be responsible for the development and deployment of scientific training curriculum and learning solutions for supported US Medical therapeutic areas. You will collaborate with Medical Affairs partners (US Medical Strategy, Publications, Medical Communications, and Field Medical Leads), and Global Medical Affairs Training to ensure alignment with Medical Strategy. You will also represent scientific training on cross-functional therapeutic area/product teams, including Medical Strategy Teams.

How you will contribute:
  • Responsible for development of medical training curriculum for assigned product(s)/therapeutic area
  • Partner with internal resources (Medical Leads, Publications, Medical Communications for input into the medical training plan to ensure a well-informed and robust TA Training, including new hire curriculum
  • Effectively partner and engage with Medical Communications personnel to identify required Medical Training resources as well as to instill and reinforce principles of instructional design in the creation of medical training content created for Medical training
  • Where necessary, convert content/oversee the conversion of content sourced from Medical Communications to material effective for training and learning purposes
  • Ensure all medical training materials are up-to-date and compliant with all internal policy and external regulations that guide the development of medical training content.
  • Partner with US Medical Operations to ensure medical training content and curriculum are maintained on relevant platforms and learning management systems (LMS)
  • Identify and track metrics for TA/product training to benchmark effectiveness of training and the impact on learning
  • Maintain product and disease-state expertise for associated products and therapeutic areas
  • Maintain proficiency in learning software such as Storyline, Adobe Captivate, and Articulate
  • Manage resources (i.e. agencies and budget) against plan

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Advanced scientific degree required (e.g. MD, MSc, PhD or PharmD)
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in medical affairs, preferably within a matrix structure required
  • Experience in external communication roles (e.g. Medical Science Liaison, Medical Information) is preferred
  • Previous scientific training/education experience in medical affairs preferred
  • Knowledge of curriculum design, competency-based training and adult learning best practices, legal and regulatory requirements, Codes of Practice, Standard Operating Practices and guidelines required
  • Experience working with vendors and complex projects is required
  • Strong scientific acumen and scientific knowledge for respective products and therapeutic area
  • Strong leadership presence and ability to build relationships with stakeholders across the Medical Affairs organization and cross-functionally as appropriate (i.e. Commercial L&D partners, Global Medical Affairs).
  • Clear vision as to the elements of an effective, cutting-edge Medical training organization as well as the ability to communicate that value proposition internally and across multiple stakeholder groups
  • Travel Requirements- Approximately 10% travel is required, may travel within the US and other meeting locations

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.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Lexington, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$149,100.00 - $234,300.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

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.


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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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