Student Internship for Analytical Research & Dev. in Pharma Technical Development of Small Molecules

Basel, Canton of Basel-Stadt (CH)
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August 15 2017
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As part of the global technical development organization, we are responsible for the analytical research and development for new drug substances and drug products, at the Roche Basel site. This includes the development, optimization and validation of state-of-the-art analytical methods involving mostly chromatographic techniques. Our responsibilities also include the evaluation and implementation of new analytical technologies and methodologies.


You will support the Analytical Research and Development organization in different scientific working areas, such as:

  • Optimization of HPLC-MS and GC-MS methodology for Extractables & Leachables
  • Evaluation of Dissolution testing procedures for drug products
  • Implementing new concepts for the optimal use of specific HPLC-detectors (e.g. CAD)
  • Supporting broader use of UPLC vs. HPLC


Who you are

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

You are an enrolled student in the subject of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Technology (with bachelor’s degree or 2nd State Examination) and have an interest in analytical topics. Furthermore you are interested in using and sharing your knowledge as part of a 6-months internship in a modern working environment.


Your further profile for this position:

  • Reliable and accurate working style
  • Team-oriented and decision-making personality
  • Self-sufficient, problem solving-oriented work habits
  • Good knowledge of MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in English, German is a plus

This internship opportunity is one of around ten we offer in the department per semester. The interviews will take place in an interview day with all considered candidates and the whole department.

In order to ensure that your application will be considered, you must include a current CV as well as a motivation letter. If you want to use this internship towards the practical part of a degree (i.e Master’s or Diploma thesis), please include this information in the application.

The internship position will start in the year 2018. Alternative start times are possible with prior arrangement, please also note this wish in your application.

Please note that the interviews will take place in the September and October  2017. Application deadline is End of August 2017, we recommend to apply as soon as possible.

Due to regulations non-EU/EFTA citizens must provide a certificate from the university stating that an internship is mandatory as part of the application documents.


Who we are

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 8,500 people from approximately 90 countries work in Basel, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. 

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.