General Information

Job Advert Title: Asc Mgr, GT-RTO, Innovation & Technology

Location: Tsukuba, Ibaraki

Division: Gene Therapy Research & Technical Operations

Employment Class: Permanent


【募集の背景 / Purpose & Scope】

Astellas Gene Therapies (AGT) is developing genetic medicines with life-changing value for patients with severely affecting diseases. This position will work as a member of Gene Therapy Research (GTR) in the laboratory in Tsukuba to contribute to the creation of innovative gene therapy pipelines in the field of sensory organ diseases by carrying out followings under direction of associate director in GTR-IT (Innovation and Technology).

to contribute to advance research projects

1) by obtaining in vitro/in vivo experimental data for identifying candidate.

2) by gathering information and discussion for helping candidate identification and establish target product profile.

【職務の内容 / Essential Job Responsibilities

- Make research plan for creating gene therapy pipeline candidates in cooperation with GTR-IT and research project team members

- Contribute to candidate construct identification (serotype of adeno-associated virus, promoter, gene of interest, other regulatory element) through in vitro/in vivo experiments, and data analysis

- Set up in vitro/vivo assay for the project in cooperation with team members

- Make presentation to project team members to contribute to decision-making

- Understand latest information on biology, disease, gene therapy technology and competitors appropriately

- Be an active member of scientific team, contributing to the overall conversation, debate, and scientific direction of the group

- Adhere to research ethics and compliance

Specific Physical or Environmental Requirements

-Working location: Tsukuba research center

-Language: Japanese and English

-Others: conduct experiment using recombinant virus under regulations and guidelines

【求める人物像 / Ideal Profile

- Technical proficiency in cell and molecular biology, vector sequence design, construction and cell-based assay

- Highly self-motivated/goal-oriented, can well perform in team, and possess good problem-solving skills

- Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills with logical thinking skill

- Attitude/characteristics of "Find a Way, Care Deeply, Get Stuff Done" and operates with transparency, being trusted

【応募要件 / Qualifications

<必須 / Must

- PhD in molecular biology or life science

- 3 years or more of drug discovery research experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry

- Research experience in the field of gene therapy

- Language: Both native-level Japanese and business-level English

(TOEIC score around 800 or another test score that is expected to be equivalent)

<歓迎 / Want

- Affluent experience of in vitro/vivo experiment with adeno-associated virus

- Deep education in certain peripheral organ diseases

- Experience of research abroad

- Experience in collaboration research with academia/biotech or evaluation of external opportunities

- Experience of leading programs as pharmacologist or molecular biologist

- Experience of IND with gene therapy project

【勤務地 / Location

茨城県つくば市 アステラス製薬 つくば研究センター

Tsukuba, Ibaraki

【勤務開始日 / Start Date


Will be decided according to the candidate's flexibility

【契約期間 / Contract Duration


Not limited to specified period

【試用期間 / Probation Period


No probation period in principle

【給与 / Salary




①Base salary: will be decided by the candidate's experience, skill and capability.

②When Discretionary Work System is applied: Discretionary work allowance will be paid.(50,000~100,000yen, based on the Grade)

③When Flextime System is applied: Overtime allowance will be paid for time worked in excess of prescribed working hours.

【昇給 / Salary Raise


Once a year

【賞与 / Bonus


Twice a year (July, December)

【諸手当 / Allowance

裁量労働手当、住宅手当、通勤手当 等

Discretionary work allowance, Housing allowance, Commutation allowance, etc.

【勤務時間 / Working Hours

8:30~17:30(月~木)、8:3015:45(金)、専門業務型 裁量労働制



Flex-time system or Discretionary Work System

【休日 / Holidays


Weekends(Sat and Sun), holidays, May 1st, summer vacation, New Year holidays

【休暇 / Vacation Leave

年次有給休暇、育児休業制度、介護休業制度 等

Annual paid leave, childcare leave system, nursing care leave system, etc.

【福利厚生 / Welfare

雇用保険、労災保険、厚生年金、健康保険、共済会制度、社宅制度、持株会制度、財形貯蓄制度 等

Employment Insurance, Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance, Welfare Pension Insurance, Health Insurance, Mutual Aid Association System, Company Housing System, Employee Shareholder Association System, Property Accumulation Savings System

【お問い合わせ / Contact

アステラス製薬株式会社 採用担当 / Japan Recruiting team, Astellas Pharma Inc.


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