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Research Associate II, Antibody / Biologic Expression and Purification

Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Boston, MA 02109
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Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Research Associate II, Antibody / Biologic Expression and Purification in our Cambridge, 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.

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


We are looking to hire a highly organized, dedicated and thorough scientist to the Biotherapeutic Engineering Group, a subdivision of the Global Biologics team. The group is exciting, fast-paced and works towards discovery and optimization of biologics using state-of-the-art discovery technologies. This key role will be responsible for performing small and mid-scale expression and purification of antibodies and biologics in yeast, which is a critical aspect of our workflow. The successful candidate should be flexible, ready to troubleshoot when required, and should also have excellent communication, working with team members to ensure smooth co-ordination of activities. Full training will be provided.


  • Perform small and medium scale expression of antibodies/biologics in yeast. This includes dedicated workflows for multiple 96and/or 24 well productions
  • Purify and quantify proteins using high throughput platforms
  • Basic characterization of purified proteins using standard techniques, such as SDS-PAGE
  • Manage and run automation, in addition to manual steps throughout the process
  • Troubleshoot where necessary, and persevere to ensure that workflows are operating maximally
  • Demonstrate high organization capabilities to ensure excellent tracking of incoming and outgoing requests for multiple programs
  • Work with a number of different biologic modalities and maintain flexibility
  • Required to upload and track data into data management systems and maintain detailed electronic notebook
  • Work with a fast pace to meet program and team needs
  • Track record of demonstrating analytical skills, bench skills and problem-solving skills


  • BS (2+ years experience), or MS in Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Protein Engineering, Biochemistry, or Immunology
  • Enthusiastic candidate, motivated to be fully trained and learn cutting edge techniques
  • Experience with bacteria or yeast culture is preferred
  • Experience of purification and handing antibodies is preferred
  • Experience troubleshooting and working with automation and liquid handling is a plus
  • Effective resource and time management and upkeep is essential
  • Effective oral and written communication as well as strong interpersonal skills required
  • Hard working, self-motivated, team oriented with a strong collaborative spirit
  • Basic laboratory techniques including; automation, liquid handling, protein expression, purification, full training will be provided


  • 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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Boston, MA

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