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Research Operations Associate - Comparative Medicine

Takeda Development Center Americas, 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 Operations Associate - Comparative Medicine in our Cambridge 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 provide Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

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


  • Work with department leadership and research partners on procurement of vivarium supplies and equipment including animals, capital, and consumables.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships including supply agreements and licenses
  • Administration of department software systems
  • Maintain department intranet site; contribute to future strategy and identification of additional digital tools and content to enhance communication.


  • Maintain and further develop department intranet site and content including databases, and software applications such as Smartsheet, and vivarium management software; conduct user training and troubleshooting
  • Partner with department leadership and research teams to create and maintain animal procurement purchase orders, licenses and service agreements.
  • Coordinate the procurement, import and export of research animals
  • Contribute to the 3Rs of animal welfare assurance (replace, reduce, refine) by conducting animal supplier audits or qualification visits as assigned
  • Partner with department and research teams to enable enterprise purchasing and interface with global systems teams for issue resolution
  • Assist leadership with project management associated with Vivarium Space Planning and Capital Projects including Capital equipment procurement
  • Apply Operational Excellence principles to enhance quality in all projects and deliverables
  • Embrace environmental sustainability towards a "green vivarium" through implementation of the environmental 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle)


  • Bachelor's degree required; and 3+ years' vivarium experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry desired.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Proficiency in SharePoint and Smartsheet a plus
  • Knowledge and prior experience with procurement software such as SAP Ariba desired
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to handle multiple priorities and build strong cross-functional relationships


  • LAT Certification or equivalent required
  • LATg, preferred
  • PMP Certification preferred

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply


  • 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

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Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-16
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