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MS&T Process Sciences 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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The Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T) group at Spark leads technology transfer initiatives, supports manufacturing processes, and evaluates new technologies to enhance our manufacturing capabilities.

The general responsibility of the 2023 Summer Intern is to support the MS&T team in gene therapy production in a hybrid working environment. Spark’s MS&T intern will support activities related to tech transfer of a clinical program to Spark’s manufacturing facility. This role will involve application of engineering principles in the practical pharmaceutical environment.

The intern will assist in assessing the performance of the tech transferred process by preparing process monitoring plans, performing process data trending, and generating content for summary reports. They will also participate in post-run reviews and lessons learned sessions focused on identifying opportunities for continuous improvement.

The intern will learn about the production of Gene Therapy products (specifically adeno-associated virus), the tech transfer process for drug substances, and cGMP manufacturing requirements. They will also collaborate with members of many different functional areas within Spark that are involved in process tech transfers.

Education and Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • At least 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
  • Majoring in a chemical engineering-related degree
  • Minimum availability of 10 weeks (about 2 and a half months)
  • can be done as a hybrid role
  • Participation in student organizations and/or other leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Self-motivated and proactive in learning
  • Demonstration of agile mindset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to lead
  • 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.

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