Drug Safety Research and Evaluation (DSRE) Internship - Summ

at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Springfield, Illinois, United States

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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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Please note that Takeda does not provide intern housing or a housing stipend.

Project Outline:

This position is for a remote intern toxicologist in the Drug Safety Research and Evaluation (DSRE) group at Takeda. In this role the candidate will contribute to data collection, storage, and analysis for use in toxicology risk assessments supporting Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Pharmaceutical Sciences, and manufacturing functions within Takeda. This includes toxicology support for impurity qualifications, extractables and leachables, environmental risk assessments (ERA), permitted daily exposure limits (PDEs), and other health-based exposure limits (HBELs).

This position will support programs across Takeda’s therapeutic areas and across all stages of development from early discovery to marketed products. The assessments will involve a broad range of modalities that include small molecules, protein therapeutics, oligonucleotides, and cell therapies.

In this role the candidate is expected to be able to work with minimal supervision on data collection,

storage, and analysis supporting toxicology product risk assessments and to become familiar with regulatory guidance documents and industry trends as they relate to these assessments that support EHS, PharmSci, and manufacturing activities. The person must be scientifically independent and able to articulate implications and risks from toxicology assessments to a broad audience.

The primary duties of this position include the following:

+ Collection and curation of data supporting toxicology risk assessments from external and internal sources (including review, updating, and harmonization of existing internal databases/sources into a new central repository)

+ Provide support to toxicology product risk assessments for impurities, extractable and leachable, and in silico mutagenicity assessments for drug manufacturing functions

+ Provide toxicology components of PDEs, occupational exposure limits (OELs) and other HBELs in support of EHS interface

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.

+ Previous experience in a pharmaceutical setting providing toxicology risk assessments is a plus

Requirements / Qualifications:

+ Currently authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Takeda does not provide sponsorship for internship positions.

+ Available to work full-time (40 hours per week), within the core business hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm, for 10-12 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.

+ Please note that Takeda does not provide intern housing or a housing stipend.

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

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.


Massachusetts – Virtual

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Paid Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

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Full time


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Job Posting: JC251542939

Posted On: Nov 22, 2023

Updated On: Dec 07, 2023

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