Takeda Pharmaceutical


Posted Oct 22, 2019
Project ID: SHPGJP00004637
6 months (Jan 6, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range

This co-op is expected to last 6 months

The Organization: Takeda is a patient-focused, values-based, R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to people worldwide. Takeda’s Medical Device Center of Excellence in Lexington, MA is a state-of-the-art facility comprised of a dynamic group of engineers who focus on developing delivery devices for the administration of drugs and biologics. The Medical Device team works closely with cross-functional colleagues to develop combination products (delivery device and drug/biologic) to treat conditions in the areas of Oncology, Rare Diseases, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology.
The Culture: The culture of the Medical Device group is social, fast-paced, collaborative, and engaging. Colleagues often eat lunch together, attend team outings, socialize outside of work, and create relationships that allow for an effective team atmosphere. The environment allows colleagues to create an extensive network within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Takeda’s culture supports growth and development through strong mentorship and manager support; asking questions and seeking out guidance is always encouraged.
The Co-op Student: The co-op student will contribute technical efforts on projects, supporting the delivery device portion of the combination product. As a hands-on technical engineering co-op, this student will provide project support from early phase development through clinical trials to commercial product launch.
The student will contribute to device development and design control activities, including:
• Supporting Design Verification and Validation through test method development and lab testing
• Developing user needs and product requirements for delivery devices
• Performing Risk Management activities, including Hazard Analysis and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
• Operating in a highly-regulated industry and adhering to standards, guidance documents and regulations
• Working with cross-functional partners in Quality, Regulatory, Human Factors, etc. to progress projects through various lifecycle phases
The student will also have the opportunity to gain additional engineering skills in the laboratory, including (but not limited to):
• Design and Prototyping (SolidWorks & 3D printing)
• Benchtop Testing (including Instron mechanical testing and test method design)
• Data analysis using statistical techniques and software
The student will have the following required minimum skills:
• GPA of 3.3 or greater preferred
• Eager to contribute and participate in a fast-moving, team-oriented atmosphere
• Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)
• Ability to self-organize and prioritize multiple responsibilities
• Ability to develop and execute lab tests independently
• Working knowledge of SolidWorks is preferred
• Prior co-op experience is preferred
• Knowledge about mechanical testing and statistics is a plus
• Past experience in the medical device industry is a plus

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