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Engineering II / Research Associate

Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Lexington, MA 02421
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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 Engineer II /Research Associate in our Lexington, 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 Future to people around the world.


The Engineer II /Research Associate will be a member within a group responsible for performing upstream and downstream related process development activities, including timely completion of small-scale experiments, scale-up, technology transfer and GMP floor support for programs that bring new biopharmaceutical products to pre-clinical, clinical and process validation manufacturing phases. Under supervision, the scope of work includes cell banking, cell expansion, bioreactor process, harvest clarification, chromatography, filtration process development activities, including optimization, characterization, scale-up, and technology transfer to CMOs and/or internal manufacturing facilities. The individual applies basic knowledge from various technical areas, industry standards and practices, provides quality and productive output that is consistently timely, reliable and reproducible.


  • Works with departmental and/or cross functional peers to execute on assignments, under limited supervision.

  • Prepares experimental protocols.

  • Contributes significantly to project work which may include multiple projects within functional area.

  • Interprets data independently, and contributes to technical reports.

  • Identifies complex technical issues related to cell culture and protein purification process development, and implements solutions under supervision.

  • Contributes to the design of new applications/experiments/unit operations in consultation with supervisor.

  • Supports technology transfer through writing and consolidating technical documents.

  • Coordinates within department as well as cross functionally with peers on projects.

  • Maintains laboratory facilities in accordance with procedure.

  • Present issues and discusses results in group and team settings as needed.

  • Apply fundamental engineering and/or biological principles to practical technical challenges


Education and Experience (Required):

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or related pharmaceutical sciences.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Previous experience working in biologics laboratory or GMP manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in equipment maintenance.

  • Experience following written or standard operating procedures/work practices.

  • Experience using certain documentation practices for data capture (batch records and/or laboratory notebooks).

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Ability to learn new techniques, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

Additional Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge or prior experience with aseptic technique, solution chemistry, and laboratory equipment operation (i.e. bench-top bioreactors, AKTA Systems with UNICORN software, normal and tangential flow filtration and depth filtration).

  • Experience in preparation of cell culture medium and solution.

  • Experience in preparation of necessary materials (buffers, packed columns).


  • May require approximately up to 5% travel


  • 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

  • Community Outreach Programs

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Posted: 2021-06-07 Expires: 2021-07-06
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