Internship for Analytical Chemistry, (Computational)-Chemistry, Pharmacy, (Bio-)Informatics, or Food chemistry Students in Extractables & Leachables - RiSM

Schweiz, Basel-Stadt, Basel

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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. We are courageous 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 Research & Development (ARD) department is part of Global Technical Development and responsible for the analysis of drug substances and dosage forms of synthetic molecule development products, at the Roche Basel site. This includes the development, optimization and validation of advanced analytical methods applying state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. 

As part of the ARD department, the “Hyphenated & Special Technologies” (HST) section provides key scientific customer support with high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), separation science and innovative special technologies. One main activity of the HST section focuses on the Extractables & Leachables (E&L) analytics i.e. the identification and quantification of impurities released from packaging into drug product solutions. 

As an Intern, you will support the digital transformation initiative in the HST section by optimization of the current E&L LC-HRMS data interpretation by using new software for small molecule identification and quantification (Compound Discoverer TM from Thermo Fisher TM ). As part of your Internship, you will have the following tasks: 

  • Familiarization with the Compound Discoverer TM software 

  • Understanding of the current LC-HRMS procedure for identification & quantification of E&L in real samples

  • Optimization of the current LC-HRMS E&L data interpretation workflow by development of new Compound Discoverer TM workflow templates, customization of report layouts and integration of an in-house MS and MS/MS spectra library of impurities 

Who you are: 

We are looking for a candidate with education in analytical chemistry and/or with a bachelor/master degree in (computational)-chemistry, pharmacy, (bio-)informatics, food chemistry or in an equivalent field. Your further profile for this position:

  • Hands-on experience in high-resolution mass spectrometry coupled with chromatography (e.g. LC-MS) and a strong interest in IT-applications and digitalization in general. 

  • A curious mindset & driven to constantly improve established workflows 

  • Strong ability to work in as a team as well as independently 

  • Good communication skills in English or in German 

Your complete application includes the following documents:

  • A Current CV and a Motivation Letter 
  • A certificate of enrollment (if you are currently studying). If you want to use this opportunity to do a Master’s or Diploma thesis, please highlight this in your application

  • For Non-EU/EFTA citizens: Due to regulations, you must provide a certificate issued by your university stating that an Internship is mandatory for your studies

Application Process:

Application deadline is 27.08.2020.

In case the first review of your application was successful, we are going to invite you to an Online Assessment around the end of August.

All successful final candidates will be invited to a virtual interview day which will take place 15.10.2020.

The Internship will start in 2021 for 6-12 month, please indicate your preferred start date and duration in your application

More information about the Roche Internship program in Synthetic Molecules (RiSM) and other opportunities within this program you can find here.

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