Posted to MedZilla on 3/22/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Research Associate, Global Drug Safety Research and Evaluation 1800573-MZ


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 Associate in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Research Associate working on the Global Drug Safety Research and Evaluation team, you will be empowered to conduct in vivo studies and master technical skills, and a typical day will include:


  • Assists in animal toxicology studies supporting multiple therapeutic areas of the Company including Oncology, Neuroscience, GI and Vaccines.
  • Manages sample transfer, formulation requests, and study updates with multiple groups.
  • Responsible for integrity of data.
  • Introduction to in vivo manipulations and techniques.


  • Assist technical team in completing in vivo studies, gaining exposure to study design, technical procedures, and basic laboratory equipment
  • Hands-on introduction to laboratory animal technical skills program
  • Perform in vitro experiments
  • Work in a team environment and collaborate with multiple functions
  • Record clear and concise study data with integrity
  • Maintain study correspondence for assigned studies
  • Track reporting deliverables and graph real-time data


  • Candidate should be a self-starter, and able to work in a team environment to achieve objectives in a timely manner
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and other common electronic systems
  • Completion of college level animal science/biology coursework is preferable but not necessary

  • AALAS Certification (not required, but preferred)


  • Routine demands of an office based environment.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be willing to work off-hours, holidays and weekends.


  • 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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