Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate, Process Chemistry

Takeda Pharmaceuticals 3.4 – Cambridge, MA

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 Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Research Investigator / Senior Research Associate working on the Process Chemistry team, you will be empowered to influence and improve the manufacturing process through your chemical
work
, and a typical day will include:
POSITION OBJECTIVES:
  • Process
    Chemistry is responsible for conceiving synthetic pathways for small molecule
    drug candidates and developing phase-appropriate manufacturing processes to
    ensure the consistent production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).
  • The Senior Research Associate in Process Chemistry is responsible for independently
    executing synthetic experiments as part of an API development team.
  • Additionally
    this position participates in planning synthetic experiments under supervision.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Works with departmental and/or cross functional peers to
    execute on assignments, under limited supervision.
  • Prepares experimental protocols.
  • Contributes significantly to project work which may
    include multiple projects within Process Chemistry.
  • Interprets data independently, and contributes to
    technical reports
  • Identifies complex technical issues, and implements
    solutions under supervision
  • Contributes to the design of new
    applications/experiments/unit operations in consultation with supervisor.
  • Supports technology transfer through writing and consolidating
    technical documents.
  • Coordinates within department as well as cross
    functionally with peers on projects

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Education
and Experience:
Required:
  • Masters
    degree in chemistry; 0+ years relevant industry experience
  • Previous
    experience working in lab setting
  • Practical
    experience with typical analytical tools (e.g. NMR, UV, IR, HPLC)
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Analytical
    and Problem Solving Skills -Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems and
    resolve routine issues using appropriate information.
  • Teamwork
    • - Ability to work within department groups/team.
    • Communication
    Skills - Expresses ones self clearly and concisely within function; documents
    issues and/or concerns concisely with colleagues; timely and effectively
    communicates issues to supervisor
  • Organization
    Exercises good time management skills
  • Technical - Proficient in use of applicable lab equipment and operations
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
  • May require approximately 5% travel.
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

Learn more at takedajobs.com.

Takeda is an EEO employer of minorities, women, disabled, protected veterans, and considers qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable laws. For more information, visit http://www.takeda.us/careers/EEO_Policy_Statement.aspx

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