Posted to MedZilla on 5/23/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Intern - GI Biology R0007229-MZ


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Job Description

Expected time commitment: 20 hours/week during school year, 40 hours/week during school breaks

Position overview:

This intern will assist activities in the GI Biology group for the identification and validation of novel targets for the treatment of liver and motility disorders.

Duties in functional validation team:

Lab duties will include assisting with cell and molecular in vitro work (Cell culture, qPCR, etc) as well as routine assays (ELISA, MSD, etc). Other non-routine assays might be necessary and will be added to the workload as needed. In addition, the intern will assist ex vivo tissue assays (organ bath, Ussing chamber, tissue culture, etc) as well as gaining hands on experience with stem cells. The student will have the opportunity to present their work at group and project meetings.


The goal is to develop the intern as an effective laboratory technician and valuable member of the team in support of the many functions of the research group. The intern will work closely with senior members of the team as well as having opportunities for independent growth.

Training plan:

The intern will start off in a laboratory assistant role (preparing buffers/reagents, assisting protocols) under the close supervision of the laboratory personnel. The intern will then be trained on multiple techniques (qPCR, ELISA, cell/stem cell cultures, etc) with the goal of an increasingly independent role. New techniques and autonomy will be introduced as appropriate to the intern s level as determined by both the supervising managers and the supervising lab personnel. Advanced training will include data analysis and preparation of data for presentation as well as opportunities to present their own data in group meetings.

Laboratory Atmosphere:

We seek to create a fast-paced, friendly atmosphere that emphasizes scientific rigor with a strong team dynamic. The internship will provide a student with an opportunity to expand their skill set in the biological lab sciences, ownership of a particular lab function or subproject within the group, and exposure to the pharma industry.


San Diego, CA

Worker Type


Worker Sub-Type

Paid Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

Time Type

Part time

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