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MS&T Intern

Spark Therapeutics
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hybrid and remote options available for select opportunities.
Salary not provided
Closing date
Apr 5, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biotechnology
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In 2022, Spark Therapeutics broke ground on a new manufacturing facility, The Gene Therapy Innovation Center (GTIC). GTIC is a multipurpose center of excellence that supports gene therapy programs across the Spark and Roche network through clinical and commercial manufacturing, quality control labs, office space, and appropriate expansion space to facilitate future growth. Currently, engineering design work is ongoing to bring this facility to life.

As a Manufacturing Science and Technology co-op or intern, this role would provide the opportunity to assist with the design of the manufacturing facility. The role will introduce the student to single-use technology in the pharmaceutical industry by providing critical support to the design of single-use assemblies, which will ultimately be used in GMP manufacturing. The design work will include generating single-use diagrams and verifying specifications for multiple upstream and downstream assemblies. Additionally, this role will help define and document the Bill of Materials for each unit operation used. This role will require regular communication with single-use vendors and cross-functional internal teams. This role will provide insight to both upstream and downstream biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes.

Education and Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • At least 1-2 years left of a combination of undergraduate and/or graduate coursework with summer availability (e.g., rising junior, or rising senior pursuing graduate school)
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university
  • Must be an undergraduate/graduate student in Engineering, Engineering Technology or related field of study
  • Minimum ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) for a 10-week period over the summer
  • Demonstrated leadership experience via student organizations, extracurricular activities, or projects
  • Demonstrate technical, writing, and project management experience.
  • Well organized, detail oriented and team player capable of meeting deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational skills with a collaborative approach to problem solving

Preferred Qualifications

  • Self-motivated and proactive in learning
  • Demonstration of agile mindset
  • Able to establish and cultivate collaborations and partnerships internally and externally
  • Knowledge and experience of cGMP principals
  • Demonstrated interest in biotechnology and gene therapy industry

Please be aware that Spark mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.

Spark Therapeutics does not accept unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles from any source other than directly from candidates. Any unsolicited resume/candidate profile submitted through our website or to personal email accounts of employees of Spark Therapeutics are considered property of Spark Therapeutics and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Join the Spark Team

We were born of innovation, springing from the curiosity, imagination and dedication of remarkable scientists and healthcare visionaries. Our shared mission is to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing, and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable - until now.

We don't follow footsteps. We create the path.

Learn more about Spark Therapeutics and view other openings.


At Spark Therapeutics, a fully integrated, commercial company committed to discovering, developing and delivering gene therapies, we challenge the inevitability of genetic diseases, including blindness, hemophilia, lysosomal storage disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

Founded in March 2013 as a result of the technology and know-how accumulated over two decades at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), our investigational therapies have the potential to provide long-lasting effects, dramatically and positively changing the lives of patients with conditions where no, or only palliative, therapies exist. Greater understanding of the human genome and genetic abnormalities have allowed our scientists to tailor investigational therapies to patients suffering from very specific genetic diseases. This approach holds great promise in developing effective treatments to a host of inherited diseases. Our initial focus is on treating orphan diseases.

Headquartered in dynamic Philadelphia, we are a diverse, experienced team united in our goal to break down barriers for people and families affected by genetic diseases. As our name suggests, our investigational, one-time therapies are designed to spark healthy biology, and deliver potentially life-altering transformation for people and families affected by genetic disease. Spark is a member of the Roche Group.

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