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2017 Summer Internship - Clinical Translational Modeling & Simulation (Cambridge, MA)

Job ID 1700060 Date posted01/09/2017 LocationCambridge, Massachusetts, United States;
More than 30,000 Takeda employees working in more than 70 countries are committed to improving quality of life for patients, who remain at the center of everything we do. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven organization working internally and with external partners to translate science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, central nervous system and 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.
While Takeda is enjoying tremendous growth as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we remain ever mindful of our commitment to serve people worldwide by striving toward better health through leading innovation in medicine. In short, 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!
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.
Summer intern in Clinical Translational Modeling & Simulation, Takeda Clinical Pharmacology / Oncology. Takeda Pharmaceuticals (formerly Millennium) is looking for qualified individuals with a flair for applying mathematical modeling and data analysis to biological problem solving. 

The intern will be given a real-world translational oncology modeling problem to tackle with close guidance of Takeda modelers, clinical pharmacologists, biologists, and clinicians. Example problems include: what does our study drug (or combination of study drugs) do to the trajectories of tumor burden in human subjects? To biomarkers of safety and efficacy? Can we recommend an optimal dose and schedule combination based on the preclinical and clinical data we have gathered up to this point? 



  • Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree and have completed at least their sophomore year or be a graduate-level student pursuing either a PharmD or Master’s degree; for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students, a major in a healthcare, pharmacy or life science field is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate is a advanced undergraduate or graduate student in engineering or mathematics with a passion for biology, or vice-versa. MATLAB experience, understanding of ODE-based models, and excellent verbal and written communication skills are a plus.


May work on the computer for several hours at a time.

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