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Radiologist, Gastroenterology & Oncology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Level: Senior
  • Travel: Minimal (if any)

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Job ID R0102102 Date posted 07/28/2023 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.  Join us as a Radiologist, Gastroenterology & Oncology based at our Cambridge, MA office.

How you will contribute:


  • Serves as an in-house Subject Matter Expert in Imaging, especially in clinical studies employing radiological endpoints
  • Builds and maintains relationships with key cross-functional internal stakeholders involved in clinical development (especially, the clinical therapeutic area units)
  • Works with program teams and other advanced technology groups to optimally devise and implement imaging biomarkers in drug development plans and clinical studies
  • Works closely with preclinical imaging group scientists to ensure smooth translation of imaging biomarkers and alignment between preclinical and clinical platform activities
  • Represents Imaging on cross-functional Global Program Teams (GPTs), Clinical Sub-Teams (CSTs) and Translational Sub-Teams (TSTs) to support imaging strategies and implementation plans
  • Provides advice and recommendations to development teams about the appropriateness, utility, feasibility, limitations and benefits of various imaging techniques
  • Validates and operationalizes imaging biomarkers to be fit-for-purpose for drug development
  • Ensures the proper implementation of imaging in clinical trials by scientific guidance on choice of imaging core lab and external imaging collaborators, by input into study protocols and imaging-specific trial documents, and by oversight of imaging conduct and imaging deliverables
  • Enables the conduct of imaging studies across technological platforms and geographies
  • Maintains a state-of-the-art knowledge of advances in imaging and assesses these advances for their potential value for Takeda’s portfolio
  • Serves as a knowledgeable Takeda representative on imaging issues to external imaging experts, imaging biomarker activities and consortia
  • Contributes to developing external relationships with key academic imaging centers, imaging diagnostics companies and imaging CROs
  • Maintains a scientific profile in the broader community via participation in relevant conferences, consortia and scientific disclosures

Core differentiators of role:

  • Expertise in radiological reads and associated clinical trial processes (e.g., central read methodologies), especially in body imaging, gastroenterology and oncology
  • Experience in imaging workflows relevant to clinical trials

Technical Expertise:

  • Requires training and experience of radiology in the context of gastroenterology and oncology
  • Requires experience and understanding of clinical trial logistics, centralized imaging management processes, and the drug development environment


  • Will need to lead organizationally through cross-functional influence and effective working relationships
  • Will need to assume responsibility for imaging within specific programs and to work effectively with direct colleagues (other clinical imaging scientists and imaging technologists) within the imaging group
  • Will need the ability to accomplish goals through working collaboratively with project teams and management external to the Imaging group

Decision-making and Autonomy:

  • Will have substantial authority to decide if/when imaging biomarkers are incorporated in clinical development
  • Will ensure robust application of imaging biomarkers to portfolio programs, provide authoritative interpretation of the results and represent the findings to project teams and senior management
  • Will be responsible to independently design, conduct and interpret imaging methods studies


  • Will require substantial engagement with program teams, fellow imaging scientists and other cross-functional partners
  • Will require effective interaction with external imaging core labs and academic sites


  • Will require awareness and development of novel radiological developments and imaging biomarkers as warranted


  • Will operate in a complex matrixed environment with internal Takeda teams and external imaging providers, across international geo-graphies and cultures

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MD) with radiology specialization
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in imaging (post-residency)
  • Experience in the design and implementation of imaging in clinical trials for drug development, from the pharma and/or vendor side
  • Cross-imaging modality expertise strongly preferred (especially MRI and CT) including knowledge of technical fundamentals
  • Pragmatism to apply innovative imaging technologies in a “fit for purpose” manner in the drug discovery process.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including presentational capabilities
  • Good people skills, ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and expertise
  • Superior analytic and problem-solving skills 
  • Agility and ability to respond quickly to changing situations

Travel requirements:

  • Willingness to travel to both internal and external meetings, including overnight trips.  National and international travel is required.
  • Requires approximately 5-15% travel

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 Work Paths
  • 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.

Location and Salary Information:

  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Base Salary Range: $217,000-$310,000 based on candidate professional experience level.
  • 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.

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