Rheumatology Project Lead (Assoc. Director)

Bio-Life Plasma, LLC

Boston, MA

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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.


The Associate Director, Inflammation Disease Drug Discovery working in the Gastroenterology Drug Discovery Unit will within a highly-functional team focused on the discovery and development of novel drug candidates for the treatment of chronic Inflammation diseases.

She/he will be a scientific leader with deep subject-matter expertise and will apply this expertise to lead and/or support the execution of in vivo and in vitro studies to generate key data for evaluating mechanism of action and/or drug candidate efficacy and pharmacodynamics. He/she will be responsible for managing a team of research scientists bringing novel drug candidates with high potential for anti-inflammatory and/or anti-fibrotic efficacy in humans into the early stage pipeline. She/he will need to be a highly collaborative and energetic scientist with superior communication skills, who can lead a lab-based team running multiple projects, act as senior scientific leader and/or lead early-stage matrix project teams.


  • Lead cross-functional project teams and provide technical leadership in area of expertise

  • Develops and oversees novel scientific projects and will manage the work of others directly as well as in a matrixed structure

  • Oversees the design and execution of relevant target and drug candidate mechanism of action studies using contemporary methods and tools.

  • Prepare technical reports, summaries and quantitative analyses in written and/or oral form

  • Proactively identify complex obstacles to progress in specific areas; recommend and implement solutions using a diverse set of resources; regularly add value to research projects through creative ideas

  • Manage a wide variety of tasks, techniques, and projects; integrate these responsibilities to produce quality result with a high level of efficiency

  • Supports or identifies BD opportunities to enhance project progression, or functional capability expansion, with clear and specific application to needs of the liver portfolio

  • Act as a scientific mentor

  • Communicate with colleagues effectively

  • Present data to other scientific staff or cross-functional project team; may present data/posters to external research or scientific community

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


  • PhD degree in a scientific discipline with 7+ years' experience, or MS with 13+ years' experience, or BS with 15+ years' experience in drug discovery or target validation research with proven expertise in liver or other inflammation diseases

  • Expertise in the design and execution of in vivo and in vitro studies for the evaluation of disease-related biology and inflammation pathology

  • Deep knowledge of animal models of liver or other inflammatory diseases, and cell systems for evaluating interactions between immune cells and inflammation

  • Expertise in one therapeutic modality (small molecules, antibodies & biologics, ASOs/siRNA) and familiarity with other modalities

  • Demonstrated ability to independently solve scientific problems using multiple technologies and approaches

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • The position will be based in Cambridge, MA. This position is currently classified as “hybrid” by Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

  • Requires approximately 5-10% or more travel, including international travel.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

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For Location:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$149,100.00 - $234,300.00

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.

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