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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Scientist I, In Vivo Liver Pharmacology in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on three therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.


Working in the Fibroinflammatory Disease Research team in the GI2-DDU, the candidate will manage pharmacology studies focused on the development of novel anti-inflammatory and/or anti-fibrotic drug candidates for the treatment of chronic fibrotic and/or inflammatory diseases.

You will be a excellent team player with significant experience in managing complex in vivo studies in rodents and/or NHPs. You will design and/or execute in vivo research studies in collaboration with internal research teams, external partners and CROS, including managing end-to-end processes to efficiently execute pharmacology studies including establishing MSAs and SOWs with CROs, securing permits, shipping dosing solutions and receiving and distributing samples and data to relevant team members. You will need to be a highly collaborative and energetic scientist with excellent organizational skills, who can balance multiple, collaborative projects. You will be a critical team member in the success of multiple mechanisms of action and pharmacology studies for novel targets and drug candidates.


  • Supports and/or overseesResearch and Pharmacology studiesin collaboration with internal team members, external partners and CROs

  • Manages relevant in vivo target and drug candidate mechanism of action and pharmacology studies

  • Initiates and maintains relationships with variousUS and international CROstoestablish and maintain critical colonies for in vivo pharmacology studies

  • Secures relevant permits required for shipping and receiving samples from international CROs

  • Proactively identifiescomplex obstacles to progress in specific areas; recommends and implements solutions using a diverse set of resources; regularly adds value to research projects through the implementation of creative ideas

  • Communicate with colleagues effectively

  • Performs as a role model supporting Takeda culture and follow policies


  • PhD degree in a scientific discipline (or equivalent), orMS with 6+ years relevant experience, or BS with 8+ years relevant experience in vivo pharmacology studies

  • Demonstrated ability to independently solve scientific problems using multiple, state-of-the-art technologies and approaches

  • Demonstrates exceptional project management skills and in-depth in vivo pharmacology experience

  • Strongorganizational and effective communication skills

  • Demonstrated experience of maintaining critical relationships with international CROs

  • Knowledge of permitting requirements for shipping and receiving biological materials between the US and international CROs

  • The position will be based in Cambridge, MA.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

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For Location:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$108,500.00 - $170,500.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/ or long-term incentives. U.S. based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S. based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


Boston, MA

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