Posted to MedZilla on 3/30/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, 2017 Summer Internship - US Medical Affairs Medical Information & Review (Deerfield) 1602763-MZ


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.
The Medical Information & Review team delivers high quality, balanced and timely medical and scientific information regarding specific products, upon the request of internal and external business partners, health care professionals (HCPs) and consumers. Another critical responsibility of this position is to provide medical and scientific review of promotional materials, press releases, and sales training communications to support the Medical/Regulatory/Legal process.
  • Retrieve, analyze and interpret the professional and scientific literature to assist in providing medical information to consumers and health care professionals.
  • Use a systematic and efficient procedure to retrieve appropriate medical information to assist in answering a request.
  • Utilize several types of medical information resources that can be used to satisfy a medical information request.
  • Evaluate components of research literature, including study design, methodology, results, conclusions, and clinical significance, for appropriateness, accuracy, and completeness.
  • Formulate a medical information response based on the requestor's question and Takeda's medical information editorial standards.
  • Provide medical and scientific review of a medical information response, and promotional material to support the Medical/Regulatory/Legal process.
  • Understand the various roles, processes and industry standards involved in providing medical information and review in the pharmaceutical industry setting.
  • Develop knowledge of other roles and functions within Medical and Scientific Affairs and other departments.
  • In addition, the intern, in consultation with the internship supervisor, will develop and present one structured presentation relevant to Medical Information & Review.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship.
  • Candidate must be pursuing a PharmD, PhD, or MD program
  • Candidate must have completed their P2 year if pursuing PharmD
  • Experience in each of the following MS Office applications:
    • MS Outlook - Proficient
    • MS Word - Proficient
    • MS Excel - Proficient
    • MS PowerPoint - Proficient
  • Must be deadline driven and have a high level of organizational and planning skills

Preferred Skills/Knowledge:
  • Experience performing searches of medical and scientific literature using PubMed and/or Ovid.
  • Knowledge of commonly used study designs used in carrying out clinical and public health research.
  • Ability to write clearly, concisely, and objectively in order to convey medical and scientific concepts.
The ideal candidate exhibits strong analytical, problem solving, and oral and written communication skills he or she also possesses the ability to works well in teams, effectively manage multiple projects, and present ideas clearly and concisely.

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


Local travel may be required based on business needs.
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