Research Senior Scientist / Principal Scientist, Immunology, Oncology Cell Therapy InnovationBoston, Massachusetts
- Job Type: Full Time
- Job Level: Senior
- Travel: Minimal (if any)
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Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Senior Scientist / Principal Scientist, Oncology Cell Therapy Innovation in our Cambridge, MA 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.
The vision of Takeda is to build a world-class Cell Therapy team and deliver allogeneic innate cell therapy products to bring hope to both hematological and solid tumor patients. Oncology Cell Therapy Innovation is missioned to develop innovate innate cell platforms and novel engineering approaches to drive the discovery pipeline for Takeda Cell Therapy.
This position is seeking an experienced and highly motivated immunologist, who has a solid background in immunology, especially immuno-oncology and innate cell biology, to join the Cell Therapy Experimental Immunology team. We are looking for someone who is highly dedicated and driven to advance new therapies to patients and who has a strong work ethic, drive and collaborative mindset. The candidate will lead efforts in identifying new ways to optimize CAR-NK and CAR-γδT cell platforms byimproving our understanding of the basic biology of NK and γδT cells. The focus will be in discovering new ways to improve potency, persistence and immune modulation through developing a solid understanding of activation, survival, costimulation, differentiation, and suppressive mechanisms affecting these cells. The principal scientist will lead discovery projects and collaborate with colleagues within and across departments.
How you will contribute:
Contribute to pre-clinical/discovery work by designing, executing and leading experiments to further understand key pathways and mechanisms driving NK and γδ T cells biology
Lead from the lab to advance novel and differentiated cell therapy products toward clinical milestones, by working collaboratively with internal cross-functional teams and external partners.
Design, execute, and interpret functional in vivo, in vitro, and ex vivo assays to understand the mechanism-of-action and play an active role in subsequent scientific discussions to drive decisions.
Propose novel projects based on internal results, external partners, and published reports and demonstrate leadership through effective communication of study plans/value, and research results.
Prepare and present comprehensive technical or project reports and formal presentations/posters to full range of internal/external audiences.
Ability to work independently and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment.
Maintain laboratory notebooks and follow laboratory practices in compliance.
Contribute to IND report and documentation.
Collaborate with cross-function teams and contribute in matrix-based project groups
Other job duties as assigned.
PhD degree in a scientific discipline with 6+ years experience, or MS with 12+ years experience, or BS with 14+ years experience
Minimum of 8+ years relevant pharmaceutical industry/academic experience post-graduation
Hands-on experience with CAR-T, CAR-NK, CAR-γδT, or TCR-T cell therapies/immunotherapies is required, including cell culture, immune cell activation/expansion, cytotoxicity assays, scRNAseq and high-throughput screening.
Profound skills in in vitro and in vivo immune cell characterization and functional assessment, such as, multi-color flow immunophenotyping, multiplex cytokine measurements, cytotoxicity assays, and other molecular based assays.
Experience with lentiviral transduction/CRISPR mediated KO/KI.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, detail-oriented organization skills, and team collaboration skills.
Track record of publications to demonstrate scientific establishment.
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
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.
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.
Time TypeFull time
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