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Associate Scientist, Cell Characterization, GI DDU

Bio-Life Plasma, LLC

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Boston, MA
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About the role:

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 four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as an Associate Scientist, Cell Characterization where you will provide theoretical/conceptual input to the design, development and execution of well-defined projects within the area of expertise:

  • Culture and differentiate primary cells, cell lines, and iPSCs to terminal cell types
  • Perform phenotypic characterization analysis: flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, gene expression, protein secretion
  • Perform in vitro functional assays: cell migration, activation

As part of the Cell Therapy Product Development Research team, you will report to the Head of Cell Therapy Product Development Research and work with Gastroenterology Drug Discovery Unit (GI DDU).

How you will contribute:

  • Culture and differentiation of primary cells (e.g, isolated from blood or tissue), cell lines, and iPSCs.
  • Characterize cells by flow cytometry, qPCR, immunofluorescence, MSD, and ELISA.
  • Develop and validate cell-based functional assays using platforms like Incucyte.
  • Follow and troubleshoot SOPs.
  • Detailed record keeping of data, samples inventories, and cell banks.
  • Analyze experimental data using standard software packages.
  • Communicate experimental results to team members within and between groups across sites.
  • Develop knowledge of GI development and physiology, and immunology.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • MS in a scientific discipline (or equivalent) with 3+ years relevant experience, or
  • BS in a scientific discipline (or equivalent) with 5+ years relevant experience
  • Associates degree in scientific discipline with 7+ years relevant industry experience
  • Degree in cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, genetics, or related field of science.
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with primary cell culture methods.
  • 1+ year of hands-on experience with iPSC culture methods.
  • Experience using common software packages to analyze data sets (GraphPad Prism, Excel, FlowJo).
  • Experience in immunology and immune cell culture is desirable.
  • Experience in isolating cells from blood or tissue for culture is a plus.
  • Experience with direct differentiation of human cells to terminal cell types is a plus.
  • Experience with validation of cell-based or molecular assays is a plus.

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • 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 and company match of charitable contributions
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Work Paths
  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

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Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time