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 Site Head Immunology Unit (Gastroenterology) in ourSan Diegooffice.
Takeda is seeking a talented and inspirational person to lead the
California-based Immunology Unit, which focuses on therapeutic opportunities to
treat disorders of the Gastro-intestinal (GI) tract and Takeda s growing
franchise in the GI space. In this role,
the Site-Head of GI Immunology will work closely with the Head of Immunology
and the broader GI Takeda organization, to lead a talented group of
researchers, utilize Takeda s array of next-generation technologies and join a
network of expert partners in academia and biotech, to best address the needs
of patients suffering from GI-related diseases.
- Based in San Diego, this leader
manages a team of immunology and immuno-biologics researchers working with
internal and external partners to advance the next-generation of
innovative and differentiated small molecule and biologics development
candidates for Takeda s gastroenterology (GI) portfolio.
- Reports to Immunology Unit
Head, based in Boston, to ensure aligned support for Takeda s therapeutic
areas by leveraging cutting-edge immunology platforms and resources.
- Identifies immunology
opportunities from external and internal sources aligned with the
portfolio strategy of the GI-TAU (Therapeutic Area Unit), and works in a
matrixed manner with researchers and experts in GI-DDU (Drug Discovery
Unit), under one portfolio governance for Takeda GI.
- Provides expert input to
projects plans and portfolio prioritization decisions across all
indications of interest including IBD, celiac disease, liver disease and
- Provides support and/or oversight
of programs up to clinical proof-of-mechanism/ proof-of-concept in
partnership with Takeda s Translational Research & Early Clinical
- Interfaces with internal
partners, including DMPK and DSRE, to align on portfolio priorities and execution.
- Partners with HR to identify and
develop talent locally while fostering collaborative opportunities across
Takeda s network.
- Leads immunology researchers at Takeda
San Deigo (TCAL) to support the delivery of a strong sustainable pipeline
for the GI therapeutic area.
alignment on portfolio strategy with key internal partners, the GI Drug
Discovery Unit (DDU) and GI Therapeutic Area Unit (TAU), under common
governance for GI programs through the GI Matrix Team.
- Makes strategic decisions to
prioritize opportunities for Immunology in consultation with the
Immunology Unit Head, with a view to maximizing how Takeda s Immunology
network and platforms can serve its core therapeutic areas.
- Interfaces with other TCAL leaders to
ensure that resources are allocated appropriately to highest priority
programs in Takeda s GI research portfolio.
- With an externally-facing mindset,
seeks, evaluates and prioritizes preclinical as well as clinical
in-licensing opportunities for the GI and Immunology area.
- Serves as an internal champion for
strategically aligned business development opportunities and ensures
success of Takeda s collaborations and partnerships.
- Is a key collaborator in the global
Therapeutic Area Unit, working with development, commercial, translational
medicine, and regulatory colleagues to support Takeda s business needs.
- Responsible for budget and human
resource accountability of Immunology Unit staff at TCAL.
- Supports the Immunology Head to
formulate strategies for value creation, as well as in organizational
- Coordinates the evaluation and review
of data, sets clear priorities, ensures that resources are allocated
commensurate to portfolio priorities, and facilitates problem-solving in a
- Provides immediate supervision for
managers and/or senior professional employees.
- Supports Immunology Unit goal setting
and measures and tracks achievement of key performance indicators.
- In close partnership with HR business
partners, develops talent within the department, providing performance
feedback and training opportunities.
- Implements initiatives and best
practices to ensure an open and free scientific culture rich in diversity.
- Provides scientific expertise to
facilitate the success of GI and Immunology programs in Takeda.
- Acts as an alternate for the
Immunology Head in internal and external interfaces.
- Coordinates high-level
- Represents multiple dimensions of
Company's business; capable of representing Company's interests at
meetings (incl. international conferences).
- Keeps up with the up-to-date scientific
advancement (e.g. competitive situation, new technologies and
partnerships) and is well informed about current regulatory (FDA etc.)
requirements and trends.
- Conducts other work as directed by
EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
- Has a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with at
at least 10 years of Industry / managerial experience.
- Is highly knowledgeable in Drug
Discovery, and specifically in the Immunology and GI Immunology areas,
from target identification through late preclinical research.
- Has successfully developed and
implemented business strategies.
- Has successfully managed
multidisciplinary project teams / partnerships to achievement of
milestones, including experience advancing programs to IND stage.
- Is comfortable with
multi-tasking, highly collaborative, and thrives in a dynamic matrix
- Has a proven track record of
strong leadership and management skills.
- Has a proven track record of
leading multiple inflammation/ immunology research programs and
accomplishment as evidenced by quality and quantity of publications/
- Shows cross-cultural
understanding and the ability to leverage diverse talents to maximize
independent thought/ creativity in science and success in coordinating and
executing research to further corporate goals.
- Has excellent written and
verbal communication skills in English, and conveys ideas in logically and
scientifically concise manner.
WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER
with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
match of charitable contributions
& Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
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