29 Dec 2016

Internship 2017 Summer Internship – Medicinal Chemistry

Takeda – Posted by acsgetexperience Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

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.

Working closely with his/her supervisor, the intern will be instructed in synthetic organic chemistry techniques. The intern will learn medicinal chemistry concepts and apply them to the design and
synthesis of biologically relevant molecules.


-Synthesis, purification and characterization compounds using standard laboratory techniques
-Research of synthetic methods within the scientific literature and applying this information to chemical synthesis
-Maintenance of an accurate laboratory notebook
-Collaboration with chemists/biologists on a project team
-Preparation and delivery of oral presentations to the project team



Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship.
Have completed 2 years toward a BS/BA in a discipline related to Chemistry
Work experience in a chemistry laboratory is preferred
Good oral and written communication skills


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

We are driven to improve people’s lives.

Takeda is an EEO employer of minorities, women, disabled, protected veterans. For more information, visit http://www.takeda.us/careers/EEO_Policy_Statement.aspx

How to Apply

Visit the company website to find current openings and to apply.

Note to students who are not U.S. citizens: The company website also lists opportunities in every country in which it has offices or laboratories. Please visit the company website to search for openings in your home country.

Job Categories: Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Opportunities for non-U.S. citizens, Organic Chemistry, Other, and Pharmaceutical Sci./Medicinal Chem.. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: industry and summer. Salaries: Paid.

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