Posted to MedZilla on 7/24/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Engineer IV 1701256-MZ


Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven 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 Engineer IV in our Cambridge, IL office.

Takeda is a global pharmaceutical leader with more than 31,000 professionals working together across 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put people first and we live our values of Takeda-ism Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our 235-year legacy of research-based pharmaceuticals and our mission to strive toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

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Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Engineer IV working on the Pharmaceutical Operations team a typical day will include:

  • Works with departmental and/or cross functional peers to execute on assignments, under limited supervision.
  • Owns responsibility for technical aspects of a project
  • Prepares protocols and technical reports.
  • Contributes significantly to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area.
  • Reviews, interprets and communicates data ( to supervisor, project teams) and prepares associated technical reports.
  • Proposes and implements resolutions to technical problems/issues
  • Participate actively on project teams by communicating activities from designated functional area to project team
  • Assists with the development of project strategy and communicates complex data/decisions within department and cross functionally as necessary
  • Supports local initiatives as directed and participates in global CMC or functional initiatives as appropriate.
  • Serves as a technical resource and leverages expertise in process technology as a functional resource (SME)
  • Coordinates within departmental as well as cross functionally with peers on project


  • Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 3+ years relevant industry experience,
  • Previous experience working in cGMP manufacturing setting
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills - Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems and determine causes and possible solutions using appropriate information
  • Teamwork Ability to work well in a highly cross-functional team environment
  • Communication Able to expresses one s self clearly and concisely within team; documents issues and/or concerns concisely with colleagues ; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor; technical writing skills to support contributing to internal technical documents
  • Organization Exercises good time management and prioritization skills and is able to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge Sharing - Ability to capture organizational knowledge; improve solutions, processes, and deliverables through use of information; improve information capital by contributing experience, theories, deliverables, and models for others to use
  • Technical - Advanced proficiency in the understanding of GMP manufacturing equipment and operations


  • As PIP, CMO PPE and gowning required for classified space as required
  • May require approximately ~5% travel.

Biologics - Cell Culture: Statistical analysis techniques; Experience with cell culture and aseptic techniques; Experience laboratory equipment that supports cell culture, such as bioreactors, metabolite analyzers, shake flasks, cell culture plates; Familiar with large scale cell culture manufacturing; Experience with equipment automation and control.
Biologics - Purification: Solid understanding of chromatographic and other protein separation principles; Hands-on experience with the development and scale-up of purification processes and the use of bioseparation equipment; Knowledge of design of experiments principles and statistical analysis techniques; Experience with standard analytical assays
Biologics ADC: Solid understanding of bioconjugation principles; Experience with common conjugation chemistries; Knowledge of design of experiments principles and statistical analysis techniques; Handling of cytotoxic compounds required; Experience with standard bioconjugation assays


  • 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

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