Posted to MedZilla on 3/18/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Intern - CNS Biology (San Diego, CA) 1702701-MZ


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 CNS Biology Intern in our San Diego location office. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

The CNS Biology-TICC intern will work in the laboratory under the guidance and mentorship of CNS Biology Novel Target Identification experts. The intern will work to support the establishment and development of early stage cell culture screening systems based on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)-derived neuronal cells to identify and validate new drug targets.
  • Culture and maintain IPSC-derived neuronal cells.
  • Cell transfection.
  • Freeze, thaw and expand human cells.
  • Perform data analysis and present results when necessary.
  • Keep an accurate, comprehensive and concise lab notebook.
  • Communicate with colleagues effectively
  • Create and manage a cell repository database.
  • Duties may include RNA or protein expression analysis of targets using qPCR, NGS, western-blotting and immunofluorescence microscopy.


  • Undergraduate student in good academic standing with a focus in biology, neuroscience or a related biological science field.

  • Applicants must be highly motivated, self-starters with excellent oral and written communication.

  • Candidate should have a strong interest and understanding of CNS, stem cells, regenerative medicine.

  • Applicants must be willing to work with human tissues, cells, and fluids.

  • Previous experience with standard sterile tissue culture and cell biology techniques required for the routine handling and maintenance of human cells and stem cells is required. Previous experience with each of the following is highly desirable but not required: RNA preparation/sequencing, qPCR and immunofluorescence microscopy.

  • Expected hours: 10-20 hours while school is in session; up to 40 hours a week during school breaks.

  • Students must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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