Senior Lab Specialist / Senior Research Scientist (f/m/x)

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PDT R&D (Plasma Derived Therapies R&D) focuses first and foremost on developing therapies that will improve the health care outcomes of patients Takeda aims to serve.

Your (new) Opportunity:

  • You will manage all lab activities required to ensure smooth organization of the lab operations including:
    • detailed scheduling of Lab Scientists/Technicians
    • utilization of the lab resources
    • coordination and performance of PD studies (lab and pilot scale)
    • review the documentation required for small-scale runs, analytical testing, equipment maintenance and calibration records, or all appropriate forms used in the lab
  • You will actively participate in the development and evaluation of new technologies for plasma protein fractionation and purification
  • You will be responsible to prepare and/or review study plans/ protocol and reports as well as data compilation and analysis as well as communicate with appropriate local/global function
  • You will lead the newly formed lab team consisting of one or more Research Associates
  • You will ensure lab organization and support in keeping lab technology at industry best-in-class standard
  • You will coordinate the preparation and execution of process development and optimization lab studies for programs and projects within PDT R&D pipeline, applying general preparative purification methods such as chromatography, filtration (depth filtration, membrane filtration, …), precipitations, centrifugations and virus clearance steps of Lab technicians
  • You will support in the implementation of new equipment and equipment upgrades
  • You will cover independent planning, accurate performing, critical analyzing, diligent documenting of experimental work
  • You will coordinate the preparation and support study plans and reports
  • You will work on administrative topics such as sample / material shipment to CROs and business trip remuneration support for a dedicated team
  • You will support with lab & pilot scale equipment at room temperatures and in cool rooms

Your Skills and Qualifications:

  • A degree or PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemical/process engineering or related fields is required in combination with at least 5-10 year of work experience within process development of plasma products or biologics
  • Practical experience in laboratory work within the last years in life sciences, ideally within process development for plasma proteins
  • Knowledge of laboratory related quality and safety guidelines
  • Technically skilled and mostly independent, diligent, and proactive workstyle
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies within the scientific community in life sciences
  • Good communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Scientific knowledge in process development and about plasma derived therapies fractionation and purification processes beneficial

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. Takeda encourages and supports its employees by trainings, job rotations and mentoring. A balanced work - life ratio (recognition for work and family, company kindergarten) and numerous benefits (fitness center, cafeteria, etc.) complete our profile as a top employer. For more insights into Takeda click here,

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. Gender, age, skin color, background or sexual orientation play no role in this as we actively promote diversity. We equally address people with disabilities. In the course of a recruitment process which is as free of barriers as possible, we encourage you to mention all relevant information in this context in your application.

Motivated employees must be remunerated appropriately. The minimum salary for this important and responsible position is € 3.323,20 gross per month (full time, collective wage agreement for the chemical industry). The actual remuneration package will be guided by your professional experience and your qualifications, so increased payment is possible

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