Associate Scientific Director/Scientific Director, Pharmacometrics, Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology

Bio-Life Plasma, LLC

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Boston, MA

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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 Scientific Director/Scientific Director, Pharmacometrics Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Associate Scientific Director/Scientific Director, Pharmacometrics, Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology working on the team, you will be empowered to manage strategic, scientific and operational aspects of multiple drug development programs from the clinical pharmacology perspective, and a typical day will include:


  • The Associate Scientific Director/Scientific Director leads key scientific, strategic, and implementation aspects of pharmacometrics across the Takeda R&D portfolio
  • Serves as a key subject matter expert on aspects of modeling and simulation for assets across phases 1-IV of development. Works closely with functional experts across the R&D organization such as: Research, Biostatistics, Regulatory Affairs, preclinical translational Sciences, Pharm Sci and Clinical Science, providing leadership and guidance
  • Assists in departmental management through program reviews and collaborative decision-making.


  • Provides scientific and strategic leadership as the Clinical Pharmacology Lead for multiple programs on Global Program Teams and associated scientific and operational sub-teams.
  • Charged with integrating pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, efficacy and safety data from multiple sources to optimize dosing for different populations across the development continuum.
  • Responsible for drafting and executing clinical pharmacology plans, including integration of M&S, in collaboration with key partner functions (e.g., SQS, QS and DMPK). Ensures that M&S (Modeling and Simulation) plans are fully integrated with the larger program development plans to enable impactful Model-Informed Drug Development (MIDD) practices.
  • Works closely with colleagues in DSI, QS, and with external partners to ensure advanced modeling and simulation approaches (e.g., QSP, MBMA) inform internal decisions and external regulatory interactions.
  • Creates or assists in the preparation of protocol synopses, oversees program execution including protocol conduct, data analysis and reporting.
  • Responsible for clinical pharmacology summary documents for regulatory submissions (such as IB, CTA, CTD Module 2 documents, product labeling).
  • Oversees and/or independently performs pharmacometric analyses including the interpretation of PK/PD data in close partnership with DSI and external partners.
  • Maintains a high standard for good clinical practice, compliance and ethics.
  • Mentors junior staff to promote scientific excellence and individual achievement.
  • Represents Clinical Pharmacology in meetings with global regulatory agencies for assigned programs.
  • Participates as a member of Business Development due diligence, when requested.
  • Leads infrastructure initiatives and/ or cross-functional best practice initiatives.


  • Associate Scientific Director Level: Ph.D or Pharm D. w/ 10+ years or M.S. w/ +12 years or B.S. w/ +15 years of pharmacometrics, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetic, or other relevant experience.
  • Scientific Director Level: Ph.D w/ or Pharm D. w/ 12+ years or M.S. w/ 14+ years or B.S. w/ 16+ years of experience in pharmacometrics, clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetic, or other relevant experience.

Location and Salary Information:

  • In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.
  • This position is currently classified as “hybrid” in accordance with Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

Absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US office-based and lab-based Takeda employees who work fully on-site or in a hybrid model (as determined by Takeda) must be fully vaccinated to work at a Takeda site or to engage with Takeda colleagues or anyone else on behalf of Takeda. US field-based employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, absent an approved religious or medical reason. US employees who work at a Takeda manufacturing facility, and those who work at a BioLife center or BioLife lab, may be subject to different guidelines. If you are contacted by a Takeda recruiter about your job application, we encourage you to seek more information on the applicable guidelines for the Business Unit/Function to which you have applied.


  • 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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Boston, MA

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