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2024 Summer Intern-Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Rare Diseases

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
Dec 1, 2023

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Regulatory, Science/R&D, Research, Pathology
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

About the role:

At Takeda, we strive to create an exceptional people experience for patients, communities, partners, and employees. As a patient-focused, values-based, R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company, we know our decisions and actions affect people’s lives. We look to our values of Takeda-ism, which incorporates Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance, and Patient-Trust-Reputation-Business as a guide in our decision-making process to ensure we do what’s right – for our patients, our people and society.

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey with Takeda? Our paid 10–12-week summer internship program is designed to immerse you in a dynamic learning environment, featuring a blend of developmental and social activities.

As a Takeda intern, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to impactful projects that play a crucial role in shaping both our business and the well-being of patients. This experience will not only allow you to apply your technical and business knowledge but also empower you to showcase your analytical strength and creative problem-solving skills.

Seize this chance to gain hands-on experience, expand your skill set, and make a meaningful impact on the healthcare industry. We invite you to be a part of our innovative and collaborative team, where your contributions matter.

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Please note that Takeda does not provide intern housing or a housing stipend.

Internship Position Outline:

The US HEOR, Value & Evidence Generation Intern will engage in a research project to support one or more of our marketed assets in rare disease. The project will likely be a targeted literature review and include: development/refinement of the research question(s), proposed methodology, conduct of research, analysis and synthesis of findings, and report/discussion of results to the cross-functional team. The intern will understand why the research is being conducted and how the results will be applied to asset development. They will participate in cross-functional meetings, collaborations between medical and commercial teams, and between US and global partners. During the internship, opportunities will exist to better understand the role of medical affairs and health economics and outcomes research in post-launch drug commercialization phase from a US perspective and to explore careers in medical affairs. Interns will gain the opportunity to develop a global mindset to thrive in a diverse work environment.

How you will contribute:
  • Search and evaluate literature, understanding of research methods/research design, statistical analysis/interpretation, ability to develop a scientific presentation, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency
  • Contribute to real-world observational study hypothesis conceptualization, study design, analytics using statistical methods, and develop presentation slide deck
  • Creative problem-solving, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in teams, effectively manage projects, and present ideas clearly and concisely
  • Deadline-driven with a high level of organizational and planning skills

  • This is a position for Masters/MPH or PhD students with an academic concentration in biostatistics, health economics, epidemiology, health services research or related subjects.
  • Passion for using data and analytics to conduct real-world outcome research to solve business problems with strong analytical, communication skills and project management experiences.
  • Experience and interest in applying machine learning techniques in real-world evidence studies would be preferred
  • Be proactive and have a growing mind set and capabilities to learn new skills fast
  • Strong oral written communication skills
  • Returning to university for at least one semester post-internship
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis.
  • Available to work full-time (40 hours per week), within the core business hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm, for 10-12 weeks during the summer months.
  • It’s required that interns are based in Massachusetts with reasonable commute to Cambridge to receive an enriching experience

Please note that Takeda does not provide intern housing or a housing stipend.

The hourly pay rate range is $20.00 per hour - $46.00 per hour. The final pay rate offered for this internship may consider several factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


USA - MA - Cambridge - Kendall Square - 500

Worker Type


Worker Sub-Type

Paid Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

Time Type

Full time


Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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