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Director, Clinical Pharmacology

Boston, Massachusetts
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May 17, 2024

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Director, Clinical Pharmacology

Cambridge, MA


The PDT BU R&D group is dedicated to bringing forward new therapeutic approaches based on plasma-derived therapies for patients with rare and complex diseases. Takeda believes there is tremendous potential to do more to meet patients’ and health care providers’ expectations with plasma-derived and plasma-oriented therapies for patients with immunologic, hematologic, and other complex diseases.

  • This individual will work in a highly matrixed team setting and ensures close collaboration with other PDT BU functions and relevant Takeda R&D functions to support project goals.
  • This individual will contribute to the clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics strategy to support PDT project progression from entry to clinical development to life cycle management
  • This individual will act as the global clinical pharmacology lead on PDT projects and contribute to regulatory submissions and interactions.
  • This role requires a strong strategic thinking, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and in-depth Clinical Pharmacology and PK/PD knowledge.


  • Design clinical pharmacology programs to support the development, registration and commercialization of Takeda’s plasma derived products.
  • Represent Clinical Pharmacology on different product development teams. Provides input into all phases of drug development including, but not limited to dose finding, dose optimization, exposure-response, and pediatric development.
  • Leads study design, execution and reporting of clinical pharmacology studies
  • Identify, design, conduct and/or oversee pharmacometrics projects to support the program progression and regulatory submissions. The relevant pharmacometrics projects may include and are not limited to: non-compartmental PK, PK/PD analyses, population PK and PK/PD, and other modeling and simulation activities as appropriate for the project.
  • Contribute to regulatory documents including Investigator Brochures, Labeling and those required for regulatory strategies, interactions and regulatory filings. Provides resolution of clinical pharmacology queries from regulatory agencies, taking a lead role in writing and reviewing responses to regulatory queries.
  • Write/Review Clinical Pharmacology Plans and Reports, as well as relevant sections of CSRs.
  • Manage outsourcing activities and approved budget accordingly. Manage contract requisition, SOW and approval of invoices.
  • May participate in identification and evaluation of potential business development opportunities in PDT R&D, conducts due diligence evaluations.


  • A Ph.D., Pharm D or equivalent degree with at least 10 years of clinical pharmacology experience within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Educational background in clinical Pharmacology, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, or a related field.


  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage the clinical pharmacology/pharmacokinetic components of multiple drug products across all phases of development.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetic aspects of regulatory agency interactions and label negotiations.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and complete tasks to deadlines.
  • Ability to proactively identify issues and solve problems.
  • Requires strong attention to detail in composing and proofing materials, establishing priorities, scheduling and meeting deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a matrixed environment.
  • Ability to effectively present information to management at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to set goals and objectives, establish and recalibrate priorities, provide feedback and appraise work.
  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills with the ability to understand how decisions fit into the broader context of PDT R&D strategies.
  • Diplomacy and positive influencing abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage external consultants/vendors.


  • Deep understanding and direct experience with pharmacometrics, PK/PD and statistical analysis using NonMEM, Phoenix NLME and other relevant data analysis tools.
  • Excellent working knowledge of phase I clinical operations, drug development, multi-region regulatory requirements and PK/PD analysis.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in clinical pharmacology, pharmacometrics and regulatory guidance documents.
  • Sound knowledge of drug regulatory authority biopharmaceutics and clinical pharmacology requirements to support the clinical development and marketing of new drug products.
  • Sound knowledge of GCP regulations and familiarity with GLP and GMP requirements
  • Sound knowledge of the drug development process, and a detailed understanding of non-clinical and clinical DMPK processes
  • Sound working knowledge of the cross-functional interfaces that are important for efficient drug development.
  • Experience in plasma derived/related therapies highly desired


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:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$169,400.00 - $266,200.00

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.


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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