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Waban, Massachusetts Takeda Pharmaceutical

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Scientist/Senior Scientist, Process Engineering in our Cambridge 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 Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


The Cell Therapy Pharmaceutical Sciences team in Cambridge, MA, is establishing internal capabilities to manufacture several parallel cell therapy programs for in-human clinical studies.

This positions primary role is to provide scientific and technical input in bringing these programs to patients, with particular focus on qualification and optimization of processes that will deployed in manufacturing.

In this role you will be expected to work within the GMP Manufacturing Engineering (GME) group, working with Development, Technical Operations and Quality to onboard new processes and instrumentation, and engineer them towards robust deployment and implementation in GMP.


  • Support process and technology transfers, change management, and technical process support for cell therapy projects

  • Independently design and execute experiments to support process development

  • Identify aspects required for GMP compliance, and perform experiments to validate the changes

  • Author and execute qualification and validation protocols, working in conjunction with the Technical Operation and Quality groups

  • Develop and manage tools and templates that can be used to assess impact and criticality for parameters and attributes

  • Revise and edit master batch records as needed using an EBR platform

  • Support operator training and act as the process engineering SME

  • Author and execute Life Cycle Management process activities, and define/coordinate the related Change Control Activities

  • Assist in the integration and implementation of digital data enterprises, including electronic Batch Record and data systems


  • Bachelor's degree in life science-related or Engineering discipline with 7 years, Master's degree with 5 years or Ph.D. with 3 years of experience in biotech or life sciences

  • Must have at least 2 years of industry experience in Cell Therapy development and manufacturing, including at least 5 years hands-on experience with GMP requirements, quality assurance and Process development.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform/document complex manufacturing processes and provide technical support in a GMP environment

  • Must be familiar with process qualification/validation requirements, as well as with GMP Change Control requirements.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Teamwork Ability to work well in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment

  • Communication - Able to expresses ones self clearly and concisely within team; documents issues and/or concerns concisely with colleagues; timely and effectively communicates issues to supervisor

  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills - Able to troubleshoot critical issues or problems and determine causes and possible solutions using appropriate information

  • Organization Exercises good time management and prioritization skills and can successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Motivated Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description


  • 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

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Cambridge, MA

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