Posted to MedZilla on 4/30/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Staff Scientist, Immunology Research 1602245-MZ



The primary focus of this position will be to independently carry out experiment to address immunological mechanism-of-action of therapeutic molecules, from conception to data interpretation


  • Develops an understanding of the integration of cellular and animal models into drug development programs
  • Supervises and develops direct reports to their full scientific and career potential
  • Works both independently and as part of a team, meets deadlines, and performs and prioritizes multiple simultaneous tasks. Requires use of discretionary initiative and judgment when handling confidential information.
  • Generates own ideas for design of study protocol for the evaluation of lead compounds
  • Maintains excellence of flow cytometry core
  • Complies with laboratory safety procedures
  • Willing to spend 80% of time in lab, including data analysis



  • Bachelor of Science in Immunology or Biology with 12+ years of Biotech/Pharma experience OR MS/MS with 10+ years of relevant experience OR Ph.D with 0-3 years of relevant experience
  • Project leadership experience
  • Well versed in preclinical animal models from mouse to monkey including PK/PD analysis
  • Experience authoring and maintaining IACUC protocols
  • Strong track record of productivity and scientific leadership in a matrixed team environment, with demonstrated ability to work effectively across functions
  • Experience authoring study reports supporting IND filings

  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e., computers, phones, etc.)
  • Carrying, handling, and reaching for objects up to 25lbs
  • Able to work in a lab environment
  • Willingness to travel to various meetings including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required

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