Posted to MedZilla HealthCare on 5/21/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, 2018 Summer Internship - GI Chemistry (San Diego, CA) R0000150-MZ


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Job 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 GI Chemistry Intern in our San Diego office. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

Takeda California s 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 internship will be ten to twelve weeks in duration for the summer of 2018 with flexible start dates. Student interns must be able to work full time. Interviews will take place in Fall/Winter for selected students.


The internship is a laboratory position that involves the design, synthesis, purification and characterization of novel chemical compounds for drug discovery efforts. The intern will work closely with a medicinal chemist in a pharmaceutical research lab and learn synthetic organic reactions and techniques.

  • Under the supervision of a knowledgable mentor, design, synthesize, purify, and characterize novel chemical entities for drug discovery efforts
  • Become proficient and utilize lab equipment such as rotary evaporators, NMR, analytical and prep HPLC, LC-MS, chromatography equipment, etc.
  • Communicate with colleagues effectively and prepare presentations of work
  • Keep an accurate, comprehensible, concise notebook in accordance with company policy
  • Maintain a safe and organized lab bench
  • Become proficient with chemistry drawing software (e.g., Chemdraw) and MS office applications


  • Students should be enrolled in a full time undergraduate program with an excellent academic record in pursuit of a degree in chemistry
  • Successful completion of General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry (lecture and laboratory) is required.
  • Applicants should be highly motivated with a strong interest in scientific research.
  • Students must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


  • Manual dexterity required to operate standard laboratory and office equipment
  • Carrying, handling and reaching for objects
  • Exposure to hazardous/toxic/dangerous chemicals
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

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