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2019 Summer Internship - Analytical Development

Boston, Massachusetts


Takeda fosters a collaborative and stimulating work environment filled with opportunity and the chance to make a difference in people's lives. It is a workplace driven by integrity, one of Takeda’s long-held values that extends to both the patients we serve and our employees who develop and deliver medicines. Across our company, Takeda employees bring together diverse strengths that together create a stronger whole.

As one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, Takeda is committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter future to people worldwide. We aspire to bring our leadership in translating science into life-changing medicines to the next level, in our core focus areas; oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, and vaccines. The Greater Boston Area is headquarters to many of our Global and US business units.

We are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients’ lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!

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2019 Summer Internship - Analytical Development

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Job ID R0006643 Date posted 02/13/2019 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Takeda's summer 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 summer
internship program is 12 weeks in length and offers a unique perspective into a world-class pharmaceutical company. Compensation is competitive, and financed temporary housing is available to those who qualify. Our internship program
also provides you the opportunity to network with people at Takeda through various planned events and activities.


  • Carry out practical laboratory-based experiments on virus characterization and understanding of Takeda’s vaccine candidates.
  • Under supervision the intern will develop, carry out and interpret a vaccine development project that adds to the understanding of a Takeda Vaccine candidate.
  • Keep an electronic lab notebook of all experiments and analysis.
  • Experience in each of the following MS Office applications:
  • MS Outlook - Proficient
  • MS Word - Proficient
  • MS Excel - Proficient
  • MS PowerPoint - Proficient


  • Authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis without sponsorship in the future.
  • Pursuing either a PharmD, Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree, preferably with an emphasis in one of the following life science majors: molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry or immunology.
  • Laboratory experience is a plus including but not limited to protein based assay, cell culture or previous experience with cell culture, virus work, or work in a BSL2 laboratory is a plus.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently and within a team environment, show adaptability, creativity and good judgment.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.


Boston, MA

Worker Type


Worker Sub-Type

Paid Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0006643

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