Scientist II Dmpk

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 4 weeks ago

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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 Scientist in DMPK at our San Diego Research Site.

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. As a Scientist in DMPK, you will be empowered to serve on project teams.


  • Develop targeted biomarker assays for target engagement and pathway modulation biomarkers using mass spectrometry approaches

  • Quantify peptides, proteins, post-translational modifications, lipids, and metabolites to inform go- no-go decisions on assets and targets

  • Support discovery proteomics efforts using DIA, TMT, and label-free proteomics approaches

  • Lead scientific advances in specialized sample processing techniques, nano-LCMS, and software packages related to biomarker analyses


  • Process biological samples including tissues and fluids (Colon, Bile, Urine, CSF and/or Plasma) for enzymatic digestion, sample clean-up, and sample enrichment

  • Develop high-throughput sample processing approaches utilizing plate-based approaches and robotic instruments such as KingFisher and liquid handlers (eg. Tecan)

  • Implement 1D and 2D liquid chromatography techniques including reverse phase, reverse phase high pH, ion exchange, size exclusion, and others

  • Utilize Thermo's hybrid and tribrid instruments to develop specialized biomarker assays for analytes with low physiological concentrations in complex matrices

  • Utilize Sciex's TripleQuad and TripleTOF and Waters' Xevo with Ion Key platforms for biomarker quantitation

  • Enrich for PTMs such as phosphorylation, acetylation, glycosylation, ubiquitination, and others using chemical affinity and antibody approaches

  • Leverage software packages including Skyline, Compound Discoverer, Proteome Discoverer, MaxQuant, Spectronaut and others for biomarker discovery and quantitation

  • Analyze multi-variate data sets and develop data processing pipelines containing normalization, imputation, and statistical analysis

  • Perform pathway analysis using IPA, Metacore, and other commercial/ public biological databases

  • Summarize biomarker data and present findings and recommendations to project teams


  • PhD degree in a scientific discipline with 2+ years experience , or

MS with 8+ years experience, or BS with 10+ years experience

  • Prior experience with mass spectrometry, HPLC, and nano-LC is required. Familiarity with Thermo and/or AbSciex mass spectrometers for biomarker quantitation is required.

  • Experience with ligand binding assays is beneficial.

  • The candidate must be able to analyze data and note significant deviations and maintain detailed, accurate and comprehensible study documentation.

  • The individual is also expected to be highly organized, a team player, enthusiastic about drug discovery, and possess strong communication skills.

  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals are beneficial



Ability/willingness to travel to meetings or client sites (domestic and international; approximately 510%)


San Diego, CA


  • 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

Empowering Our People to Shine

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San Diego, CA

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Scientist II Dmpk

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd