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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Cell Therapy Clinical Pharmacology and Modeling PhD Internship - Summer 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

At Takeda, we strive to create an exceptional people experience for patients, communities, partners, and employees. As a patient-focused, values-based, R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company, we know our decisions and actions affect people’s lives. We look to our values of Takeda-ism, which incorporates Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance, and Patient-Trust-Reputation-Business as a guide in our decision-making process to ensure we do what’s right – for our patients, our people and society.

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey with Takeda? Our paid 10–12-week summer internship program is designed to immerse you in a dynamic learning environment, featuring a blend of developmental and social activities.

As a Takeda intern, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to impactful projects that play a crucial role in shaping both our business and the well-being of patients. This experience will not only allow you to apply your technical and business knowledge but also empower you to showcase your analytical strength and creative problem-solving skills.

Seize this chance to gain hands-on experience, expand your skill set, and make a meaningful impact on the healthcare industry. We invite you to be a part of our innovative and collaborative team, where your contributions matter.

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P le ase note that Takeda does not provide intern housing or a housing stipend.

Project Outline:

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to work on the development of a mathematical drug-disease model. The summer intern will join the Cell Therapy Clinical Pharmacology and Modeling team within PTM organization of OTAU.

Within this internship project, the prospective intern will utilize preclinical and clinical datasets digitized from published literature and apply quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) modeling approach to address relevant clinical and preclinical questions.

As a part of the program, the intern will be part of a scientific team and will be working and collaborating closely with other team members in the group.

For this project, the intern will be conducting comprehensive literature review to understand the disease biology and drug mechanism of action (MOA), and will be performing data analysis, and will be utilizing QSP modeling approach, using preclinical and clinical datasets.

This project will provide an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience to utilize mathematical modeling in drug development in cell therapies.

How you will contribute:

  • Deadline-driven with a high level of organizational and planning skills

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills; he or she also has the ability to work well in teams, effectively manage projects, and present ideas clearly and concisely.

  • Global mindset to grow in a diverse work environment

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

  • Good knowledge of cancer biology is preferred but not necessary

What you bring to Takeda:

  • PhD/Masters Candidate in Chemical/ Biomedical Engineering OR Pharmaceutical Science

  • Minimum GPA 3.0/4.0

  • Prior experience in mathematical modeling and simulation

  • Prior experience utilizing R/ Matlab

  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis

  • Must be available full time (40 hours/week) a minimum of 12 weeks during the Summer months

  • Return to university for at least one semester post-internship

  • Takeda does not provide student housing or housing stipends

The hourly pay rate range is $20.00 per hour - $46.00 per hour. The final pay rate offered for this internship may consider several factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

EEO Statement

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Boston, MA

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Worker Sub-Type

Paid Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

Time Type

Full time