Student Internship in Analytical Development Biochemistry (from September 2019, 6 Months)

Basel, Canton of Basel-Stadt (CH)
August 13 2019
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At Roche, we believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives and we are fearless in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world.

That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigour, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

The Analytical Development & Quality Control Biochemistry group, located in Basel, is an integral component of how we innovate healthcare through the invention of differentiated medicines for treating diseases of current unmet medical need. This internship program integrates seamlessly into European-based University degree program and therefore we offer the most hardworking students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with us.

During the internship your tasks will include:

  • Investigate the potential roles of slope spectroscopy (SoloVPE) in surfactants/detergents concentration determination.
  • Support the implementation of slope spectroscopy in protein concentration determination.
  • Comprehensive documentation of performed experiments and developed methods
  • Becoming an integral part of the team supporting its mission of technical development of therapeutic candidates
  • Gain initial insight into a nonGMP/GMP working/laboratory environment

We are keen to discover talents who are passionate about learning and show phenomenal curiosity in discovering new things. At the Roche Headquarter site in Basel/Kaiseraugst, employees from over 90 countries are doing now what our patients need next. We contribute our share towards achieving our mission and to make our vision of personalized healthcare happen. We offer you a multicultural workplace in a modern environment, which at the same time requires you to be open-minded and adaptable. You provide us with examples that prove your ability to cultivate collaborations with different partners. This also means that you continuously contrast your results with others and acknowledge the benefit of collaboration and communications. As an intern you will be a member of the Roche Interns Network that offers you chances to connect, have fun and get to know Basel, in the heart of Europe.

Who you are:

You are an enrolled student within biology, bio-(analytical) chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or related fields. You are motivated to increase and share your theoretical and practical knowledge on the emerging and exciting field of slope spectroscopy You are an enthusiast of new technologies and you easily show engagement with people. Basic knowledge of (UV) spectroscopy and experiences in biomolecule sample preparation in general are welcome.

Moreover, you are/have:

  • Enrolled in Bachelor or Master program at a university
  • Highly self-motivated and science driven
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Dedicated mentality

If you are proud of contributing and feel you have the dedication to teamwork and innovation that we are seeking, then Roche is the organization for you. Every role at Roche plays a part in making a difference to patients’ lives. If you want work in a passionate team, make your mark & improve lives, apply now.

When does it start?
The preferred start date of the internship is September 2019 or upon availability for 6 months. Please clearly indicate your preferred starting date and duration of the internship on your motivation letter.

Applications need to include a CV and a motivation letter both merged in one document.

What we stand for?

Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Please note that non-EU/EFTA nationals have to provide us a certificate of mandatory internship form their university.


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