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2018 Summer Internship - GI Chemistry (San Diego, CA)

 

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Collaboration Establishes productive relationships and partners with others across the organization to ensure common understanding of objectives and achieve shared goals.

Drive for Results Holds self and others accountable for delivering on commitments that align with our short- and long-term goals, never forgetting the end result is to help patients through innovation in medicine.

Strategic Approach Makes sound decisions that are consistent with our mission, values and organizational objectives.

Lead Change Proactively evaluates, promotes, and initiates change that creates value for patients, the organization, and our shareholders.

Self Awareness Seeks feedback from others, modifies self-perceptions and actions based on this feedback, and actively develops skills and behaviors to enhance contribution.

Develop Capabilities Seeks opportunities to develop oneself and others so that we can continue to achieve sustained growth.

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Takeda is a global, innovation-driven pharmaceutical leader with 30,000 professionals working together across more than 70 countries. We have maintained an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 235 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism—Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

We focus our research and development on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, central nervous system, and on providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.

Takeda California generates highly disease-specific and patient-tailored transformative new medicines aligned with Takeda’s global market strategies through research in Gastrointestinal (GI), Central Nervous System (CNS) and Immunology. Takeda California’s team of experienced scientists and clinicians deliver on the needs of patients by blending its internal capabilities, global Takeda resources, and expertise and technology from best-in-class external partners. In early 2019, Takeda California will open a new 165,000 square-foot building with the intent to make it an external innovation and collaboration hub for San Diego.

Responsibilities

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 GI Chemistry Intern in our San Diego office. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

Takeda California’s internship program blends real world experience with an extensive overview of the pharmaceutical industry. Knowledgeable mentors will provide guidance as you gain professional hands-on experience. The internship will be ten to twelve weeks in duration for the summer of 2018 with flexible start dates. Student interns must be able to work full time. Interviews will take place in Fall/Winter for selected students.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The internship is a laboratory position that involves the design, synthesis, purification and characterization of novel chemical compounds for drug discovery efforts. The intern will work closely with a medicinal chemist in a pharmaceutical research lab and learn synthetic organic reactions and techniques.
  • Under the supervision of a knowledgable mentor, design, synthesize, purify, and characterize novel chemical entities for drug discovery efforts
  • Become proficient and utilize lab equipment such as rotary evaporators, NMR, analytical and prep HPLC, LC-MS, chromatography equipment, etc.
  • Communicate with colleagues effectively and prepare presentations of work
  • Keep an accurate, comprehensible, concise notebook in accordance with company policy
  • Maintain a safe and organized lab bench
  • Become proficient with chemistry drawing software (e.g., Chemdraw) and MS office applications

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:  

  • Students should be enrolled in a full time undergraduate program with an excellent academic record in pursuit of  a degree in chemistry
  • Successful completion of General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry (lecture and laboratory) is required.
  • Applicants should be highly motivated with a strong interest in scientific research.
  • Students must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Manual dexterity required to operate standard laboratory and office equipment
  • Carrying, handling and reaching for objects
  • Exposure to hazardous/toxic/dangerous chemicals
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

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