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Senior Information Specialist, Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge)

SR Information Specialist

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a  Senior Information Specialist  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. 


The SR Information Specialist's role within the Takeda Library Services group will have daily interactions with many of Takeda's internal functions, including Research and Development, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance, Business Development, and Medical Affairs. External interactions will include contractors, service suppliers, publishers, and licensing authorities. 

The SR Information Specialist is expected to have at least 2-3 years of experience in searching scientific and business databases within the life sciences.  Strong skills in project management, research & analysis, outreach and training, customer service, and the information sciences main sub-disciplines are also required. The position requires analytic skills, a high-level aptitude for data collection, excellent communication skills, and experience in setting and managing stakeholder expectations. The role is a critical position, demanding experience in a global setting and ability to engage global stakeholders across various time zones & cultures.


Ability to think strategically to maximize impact of the library and information center
Identification and evaluation of future tools to improve current information processes
Experience with organizational outreach to educate colleagues about available resources and how to use them
Demonstrated ability to form strong cross-functional working relationships.
Consistent follow-through and ability to collaborate with colleagues, vendors and key stakeholders to drive execution of the library strategy and plan
Knowledge of copyright requirements a plus
Strategic planning and results-oriented execution
Flexibility to deliver in high-pressure situations and with short deadlines



BS in the life sciences; MS preferred
2-3 years of experience in a corporate library or knowledge management setting, preferably within biotech/pharma
Proficiency with complex database searching, Microsoft Office, basic HTML, CRM tools, and other library application software
In-depth knowledge of scientific publications, competitive intelligence resources and other business publications
Excellent presentation skills

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Closing Date

How to Apply

Please apply for this role on the Takeda Careers website by copying the link below into your internet browser & applying:

The Takeda Careers website reference ID # for this position is R0030997


2021-04-15 |  Quick link to this job