Internship in vitro Alzheimer's Disease Research (start January 2021, 12 months)

Switzerland, Basel-City, 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 and we are fearless in both making decisions and taking 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 rigor, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow. We are proud of who we are, what we do, and how we do it. We are many, working as one across functions, across companies, and across the world.

The position

We are looking for a highly motivated intern (Master student level) to join Neuroscience and Rare Disease (NRD) Discovery and Translation Area (DTA) at Roche. A major focus of NRD Discovery and DTA is to establish robust and relevant central nervous system (CNS) in vitro systems. These systems will serve to study disease biology and aid drug discovery projects. The successful candidate will work under supervision of established scientists in an industry-leading Neuroscience department with an attractive portfolio of preclinical and clinical stage projects in CNS disorders. The position will be based in Basel, Switzerland. During the internship you will:

  • Support the establishment of reproducible in vitro human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived CNS cell types

  • Characterise the in vitro models

  • Analyse data and present results at lab meetings,

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Moreover, 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. This position presents the unique opportunity to gain first-hand insight into discovery research at a leading pharmaceutical company. We expect outstanding motivation, creativity, analytical thinking and a strong dedication to productivity.

Who you are

Your career interests are in Neurobiology/Neuroscience/Stem cells and you are motivated to learn new techniques to explore mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders.

Moreover you are/have

  • completed a Master’s degree in Biology, Neuroscience, or a related scientific subject;

  • Have some in vitro laboratory experience

  • a good command of English, German is a plus;

  • able to work in a team setting and in a multicultural environment.

Information about application documents and starting date:

The preferred start date of the internship is March 2022. Please clearly indicate your preferred starting date of internship on your motivation letter. Applications need to include a CV and a motivation letter. Optional: Reference letters, transcripts, etc.

Recent graduates are eligible to start an internship with us within 12 months of their graduation date. Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity.

Job Level:

Entry Level