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Summer 2018 Internship - Cell-based Group, Lead Discovery - United States  

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Posted on : 22 December 2017

Project Description

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 Summer 2018 intern in our Cell-based assay group in our Lead Discovery Oncology Drug Discovery Unit at our Cambridge, MA office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


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.


  • Experience in each of the following MS Office applications:
    • MS Outlook - Proficient
    • MS Word - Proficient
    • MS Excel - Proficient
    • MS PowerPoint - Proficient
  • Must be deadline driven and have a high level of organizational and planning skills
  • The candidate will be responsible for cell culture, assay operation and data analysis. Prior cell culture and lab experience are preferred. Candidates must be well organized, detail-oriented and have good communication skills.  College sophomore/junior/senior student in biology, biological engineering or related field is required.

  • Takeda's summer internship program provides you the opportunities to gain professional hands-on experience and an extensive overview of the pharmaceutical industry. By joining in Lead Discovery as a summer intern, you will directly perform a variety of cell-based or biochemical assays with the state-of-art robotic automation systems to support our drug discovery programs in the Immuno-Oncology area.


  • 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.

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