Posted to MedZilla on 8/16/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Senior Scientist- DMPK R0000085-MZ


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Job Description

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 an Associate Directorin our R&D world headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Associate Director you will be empowered to lead our cutting edge, future focused science of protein and small molecule development teams and provide subject matter expertise.


This position will lead small molecule and protein drug development project teams at the early stage of R&D, in the GI and CNS areas, with a potential in Oncology area as well providing DMPK expertise, strategy and leadership across Takeda s robust product pipeline. Additional attributes include collaborating across sites and with CROs to conduct nonclinical DMPK studies, working diligently cross-functionally in an integrated way to resolve project issues, and supporting regulatory filings.


  • Provide leadership on DMPK activities at various team levels
  • Responsible for the planning, designing, and managing of DMPK and TK studies internally or at CROs
  • Identify potential risks and provide mitigation strategies. Working with teams to resolve project issues
  • Collaborate closely with Nonclinical and Clinical Pharmacology, CMC, Radiochemistry, Toxicology, and other functions to move projects in an efficient manner
  • Support Quantitative Clin Pharm with pharmacology and ADME studies
  • Write DMPK sections of regulatory filings at various stages of drug development, and response to regulatory queries


  • PhD in Pharmacokinetics or related discipline.
  • A minimum of 8 years of direct DMPK experience in Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry supporting project teams is required
  • Thorough knowledge of pharmacokinetics, metabolism, drug interactions, and regulatory requirements
  • Experience with antibody and ASO therapeutics development
  • Track record of innovative science in solving DMPK issues
  • Demonstrated quality of working collaboratively and effectively with interdisciplinary research and development teams
  • Strong motivation and the ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written 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

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