Associate Director Ethics and Compliance

  • Company: Takeda
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Posted: October 19, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1702691

Associate Director, Ethics and Compliance R&D

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Associate Director, Ethics and Compliance R&D in our Cambridge Massachusetts office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Associate Director, working on the Ethics and Compliance R&D team, you will be working with the Ethics & Compliance R&D Team to develop a R&D culture of ethics & compliance and assess compliance risks to design the R&D compliance approach, and a typical day will include:

  • Provide on the ground consultation and as the primary point of contact for all R&D compliance related matters at the Boston site. Compliance relevant activities include engagement of healthcare professionals, R&D advisory board submissions, sponsorship requests, Takeda participation in local/national and international conferences/symposiums, conflicts of interest issues, interactions with patients/patient organizations and medical education grants and items.
  • Providing strategic input into Global Ethics & Compliance Policies and SOPs that affect R&D employees/contractors, and affiliates.
  • Deliver guidance to R&D employees/contractors, and affiliates on interpretation of Code of Conduct, Ethics & Compliance Policies, relevant SOPs, guidance documents and other Ethics & Compliance program requirements.
  • Provide compliance support for external partnerships for R&D from ethics & compliance perspectives.
  • Responsible for leading and understanding evolving risks throughout the pharmaceutical pipeline cycle and ensuring adequate controls in place to mitigate those risks.

  • Accountable for leading and directing the day-to-day ethics and compliance program for employees in Takeda’s R&D organization based in Boston.
  • Partnering with organization leadership, this individual will champion and embed an enterprise-wide culture of ethics and compliance for the R&D.
  • Along with Ethics & Compliance R&D colleagues, responsible for embedding the elements of an effective compliance program in the R&D organization including identifying, developing, and implementing training programs and strategies, policies and procedures



  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s in life science/J.D./M.B.A. desired
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in healthcare industry, a portion of which involves R&D
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with laws, regulations and industry guidance that affect the pharmaceutical industry including, but not limited to, PhRMA, IFPMA, and FDA regulations, healthcare standard operating procedures.
  • R&D experience in Pharmaceutical Industry is a plus
  • Demonstrated strong project and program management skills. Experience in leading cross-functional projects and initiatives.


  • Compliance certification is a plus


  • 10% travel, some international travel may be required


  • 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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