Intern - Co-op

Posted Nov 16, 2021
Project ID: SHPGJP00005764
Lexington , MA
6 months
(Jan 10, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
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 are encouraged to socialize and connect on a personal level, creating relationships that allow for an effective team atmosphere in the workplace. The environment allows colleagues to create an extensive network within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Takeda?s Medical Device group embodies the four core ?Takeda-isms?: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance. 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 to complete development and design verification. The co-op student will also assist in implementing Systems Engineering deliverables within MDCoE.
The student will contribute to device development and design control activities, including:
?   Updating user needs and product requirements for drug delivery devices,
?   Performing system level integration and testing to ensure design meets product intent,
?   Supporting Design Verification and Validation through test method development and lab testing,
?   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, Clinical, 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):
?   Introduction to Systems Engineering principles
?   Introduction to regulatory standards and compliance
?   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
?   Knowledge about testing, root cause analysis and statistics is a plus
?   Past experience in the medical device industry is a plus

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