Cell Biology and Molecular Biology Internship - Summer 2024Boston, Massachusetts
- Job Type: Full Time
- Job Level: Senior
- Travel: 5-10%
The Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharm Sci) organization is an integral part of global R&D at Takeda, translating science into therapeutic products for patients. When you join Pharm Sci, you become part of a team dedicated to bringing our products to life for our patients through innovation, dedication and talent while minimizing environmental impact.
We work as a member of Takeda’s Global Program Team (GPT) and take full ownership of Chemistry, Manufacturing & Control (CMC) activities — driving product development from bench to bedside.
The Pharm Sci team focuses on executing and enhancing business processes and partnering with key stakeholders and industry leaders to boldly deliver an increasingly complex portfolio. Always looking through a sustainability lens to protect our planet, we are embracing new ways of working, excelling in our data and digital transformation, building differentiated capabilities (CMC Acceleration), delivering innovative medical devices, and advancing an inclusive, innovative culture.
It is an exciting time to be in Pharm Sci. Join our journey and change the lives of patients!
About the role:
At Takeda, we are committed to lifelong learning.
To that end, 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 a full-time commitment of 12 weeks and offers a unique perspective into a world-class pharmaceutical company. Our internship program provides you with the opportunity to network with people at Takeda through various planned events and activities.
Please note that Takeda does not provide intern housing or a housing stipend.
The Cell Line Development (CLD) group is responsible for producing cell lines that express clinical grade therapeutic proteins. The productivity, clonality and stability of these cell lines are evaluated extensively during the CLD process. Various approaches like Berkeley Light Beacon, Cytena Single Cell Printer and flow cytometer have been applied to generate single cell clones. After single cell derivation, clones are screened for high productivity and stability. The candidate will perform experiments to determine clonality and productivity of cell clones. She or he will help to explore new technologies to improve cell line productivity and stability.
The selected candidate will be guided by a scientist/senior research associate in the CLD group. The candidate will learn the CLD techniques like maintaining cells, sorting cells and screening clones for desired features. The candidate will be exposed to sophisticated equipment like Berkeley Light Beacon, Cytena Single Cell Printer, Canto flow cytometer and Octet, etc.
How you will contribute:
Exceptional interpersonal, verbal communication and writing skills.
Deadline-driven with an elevated level of organizational and planning skills.
Strong quantitative, analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills.
Proven record of accomplishment of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative, and integrity.
Global mindset to grow in a diverse work environment.
Perform cell culture techniques to transfect cells, sort cells with flow cytometer, expand cells for production assay.
Use analytical equipment to evaluate the productivity, clonality and stability of the cell lines.
Responsible for analyzing data and reporting results in both a written and an oral format.
Give a formal presentation on her or his work at the conclusion of the summer project.
Requirements / Qualifications:
Currently authorized to work in the US (United States) without sponsorship. Takeda does not provide sponsorship for internship positions.
Available to work full-time (40 hours/week), within the core business hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm, for 12 weeks during the summer months.
Undergraduate, Graduate, PhD, MD student with completion of a minimum of one year of university studies.
Must be enrolled in school the semester following your internship with Takeda.
The hourly pay rate range is $19.00 per hour - $37.00 per hour. The final pay rate offered for this internship may consider several factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.
Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.
Worker Sub-TypePaid Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)
Time TypeFull time
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