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 Early Target Discovery Intern in our San Diego office. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.
Utilize a variety of molecular and cell biology techniques to support the identification of novel drug targets and validation of target expression across a variety of disease indications. Assist with general lab support and in vivo studies involving mouse tissue dissection and ex vivo analysis.
With supervision, learns how to work with BAC clones and modify them for transgene expression following standard protocols.
With guidance from supervisor, helps to characterize transgenic mouse lines for appropriate transgene expression using a combination of techniques, including tissue isolation, RNA preparation, quantitative RT-PCR, tissue fixation and sectioning, immunohistochemistry, and confocal microscopy.
With appropriate guidance, learns the TRAP methodology for isolation of cell-type enriched mRNA.
Assists in the development of cell culture assays for target validation.
Interprets data and clearly and concisely documents and presents results in an organized manner.
Communicates with project team and colleagues effectively and work well with others to meet experimental goals.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
One year of undergraduate training with a science background or some previous experience working in a lab environment.
Familiarity with basic lab skills such as pipetting, use of centrifuge, bacterial culture, and lab safety.
Basic understanding of principles of molecular and cellular biology.
Willingness to work in a team-oriented, dynamic and changing environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e., computers, phones, etc.).
Carrying, handling and reaching for objects up to 25 lbs
Able to work in a lab environment
Exposure to hazardous and toxic chemicals
Potential exposure to rodent allergens
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