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Research Scientist II

Company name
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Scientist, Pharmaceutical

Posted on
Oct 16,2019

Valid Through
Jan 29,2020

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Scientist II in our Cambridge 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.


Takeda Oncology is seeking a highly motivated, lab-based PhD immunologist to drive preclinical immuno-oncology focused projects. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on highly novel, immuno-oncology directed therapeutic modalities, and will be responsible for advancing internal projects as well as working with external partners. The successful candidate will be at the forefront of immuno-oncology, a field that is bringing revolutionary treatments to oncology patients.


Design, develop and execute novel immune-oncology focused scientific projects, including analysis and interpretation of studies, both independently and as a member of a team

Design and develop in vitro immune based assays to inform therapeutic mechanism of action

Conduct in vivo single agent and combination studies focusing on model development, efficacy, immune-based PD, immune mechanism of action, PK, and tolerability

Impact highly-matrixed and diverse teams using clear communication and collaborative spirit to drive complex projects towards key milestones

Present data in internal (team/leadership meetings) and external (collaborator meetings, scientific conferences) settings

Liaise with external partners to prioritize and align workstreams and update on data findings

Maintain experimental records and prepare study reports suitable for regulatory filings and external partners


Ph.D. in Immunology with 2 years experience , or MS with 8 years experience, or BS with 10 years experience

Immunology background and expertise in immune-based experimental techniques (flow cytometry, co-culture techniques, cytokine quantification) required

Hands-on experience with in vivo syngeneic models required

Experience working with human immune cells to perform functional assays and relevant co-cultures

Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills


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

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Boston, MA

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
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