Summer 2018 Internship - Bioinformatics

  • Company: Takeda
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Posted: November 16, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1703063

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 Summer Intern for 2018 in our Cambridge, MA office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


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.


We are seeking an undergraduate student in bioinformatics, or computer science for an internship opportunity, working in a highly collaborative and team-based environment. Individual will be responsible for:

  • Organizing experimental data files , identify key elements of sample quality and genomic data to be parsed and uploaded to central SQL database for searching and analysis.
  • The task would also include creating stable automated pipeline to do routine analysis within Omicsoft and writing ROPs
  • Responsible to download key public dataset and store it within central repository for downstream data processing
  • The individual will have interaction with scientist to provide analyzed data



  • Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree and have completed at least their sophomore year or be a graduate level student pursuing either a PharmD or Master’s degree
  • For Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students, a major in a healthcare, pharmacy or life science field is preferred.
  • The individual should have strong organizational skills, some coding experience like Python and R and knowledge about oracle database is a plus

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