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Associate Director, Nonclinical Vaccinology

Company: Takeda
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

By clicking the ---Apply--- button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that I agree with Takeda---s Privacy Notice, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.Job DescriptionAre you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as an Associate Director, Nonclinical Vaccinology in our Cambridge, MA office.At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Futureto people around the world.Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.As an Associate Director, Nonclinical Vaccinology working in the Vaccines Discovery group, you will be empowered to be the scientific leader with deep subject matter expertise in nonclinical studies. A typical day will include:POSITION OBJECTIVES:The incumbent will be a scientific leader with deep subject-matter expertise in nonclinical vaccine studies in a variety of animal models.As a member of Vaccines Discovery, he/she will independently design and implement scientific research projects directed at the translational research of viral vaccines.Acting as a senior scientific leader, he/she will lead a team of scientists and research associates, providing essential technical knowledge to the nonclinical team and also contributing to multiple projects as a senior scientific authority.This position requires the ability to design and direct research strategy and activities to meet project objectives. It is expected that he/she will contribute positively to the operation and culture of the Discovery function. Experience leading a team of scientists in a GLP or an environment requiring a similar level of documentation is required. POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:Designs and directs research strategy and activities related to nonclinical vaccine immunogenicity, efficacy and safety studies to meet program objectivesDevelops timelines and contingency plans Establishes project direction, integrating science, current literature, key technical knowledge, and program objectivesCollaborates with other departments, and disciplines, acting as scientific authority in nonclinical studiesServes as senior company / project representative at external conferences, or business meetingsPlays an active role in the evaluation of potential vaccine candidates for in-licensingContributes to the preparation/editing/review of documents for regulatory submission (i.e., study reports, IBs, INDs)Lead and/or assist other team members in specific projects/duties, including nonclinical studies, and lead functional initiatives in areas such as data integrity, safety and culture.Manages a scientific team Complies with Takeda safety practices and standard operating procedures. Exhibits and promotes Takeda`s Leadership Behaviors and Core Competencies.EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: PhD degree in a scientific discipline with 8 years of relevant experience.Broadly recognized for in-depth expertise within the disciplines of nonclinical studies, virology, and immunology and/or molecular biologyExperienced leader in nonclinical study design and sample testing, vendor selection, execution, data interpretation and reportingProven ability to independently initiate and lead external interactions and collaborations and to productively collaborate with and influence internal and external personnel at various management levelsExceptional project management skillsAbility to make strategic recommendations on projectsHighly independent, yet able to work effectively in a team environment Is an expert in leading teams working with viruses in a BSL-2 environmentWHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution PlanTuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributionsHealth & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screeningsGenerous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation daysCommunity Outreach ProgramsEmpowering Our People to ShineDiscover more at takedajobs.comNo Phone Calls or Recruiters Please.LI-JV2LocationsCambridge, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull timeFull time

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