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Associate Director-DMPK, Oncology

Concord, Massachusetts
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23 Sep 2022

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Job Description About the role:

Our vision is to be a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients.

Join Takeda as Associate Director where you will lead discovery quantitative PK and PK/PD modeling effort to grow our rich oncology drug discovery and development pipelines.. As part of the DMPK team, you will report to Director Haiqing Wang.

How you will contribute:
  • Lead mechanistic modeling and simulation effort in oncology DMPK group and mentor junior DMPK scientists in quantitative data analysis skills.
  • Represent DMPK in multifunctional discovery and development project teams. Implement DMPK quantitative translational strategies to characterize and improve candidate properties for early clinical advancement.
  • Develop and validate mathematical PK/PD/Biomarker/Efficacy models to elucidate quantitative PK/PD relationships in pre-clinical mechanistic studies.
  • Oversee design and incorporation of M&S components in discovery in vitro and. Overseeing quantitative data analysis and interpretation to characterize therapeutics exposure and safety/efficacy relationship; Responsible for projecting efficacious exposure and dose range in patients to influence candidate selection for early clinical development.
  • Prepare and approval of sections of global regulatory filings regulatory documents including ADME/DMPK sections of IND/IB. Contribute to cross-functional review of regulatory documents.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Mathematics, or in a related discipline with 8+ years of related experience.
  • Drug discovery and development experience in DMPK, quantitative translation, clinical pharmacology.
  • PK/PD analysis and mathematic modeling skill, with proficiency in modeling software, such as Phoenix, ADAPT, NONMEM, or MATLAB. Proficiency in R language and familiarity with scripting.
  • Must have scientific and technical expertise as evidenced by publications. Alternatively, must have evidence of successful use of scientific and technical principles in alignment of project goals with project team and management.
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.

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  • Job Reference: 719534740-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Takeda Pharmaceutical
  • Location: Concord, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent