Internship for Biology, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology Students in Neuroimmunology (10-12 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 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.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a global team within the area of Neuroscience and Rare Disease (NRD) Discovery and Translation (DTA) in Basel. This team is responsible for the identification and validation of targets, the selection and characterization of drug candidates, as well as the scientific aspects of projects aiming at the identification of new medicines for diseases of the central nervous system. We are looking for an upbeat personality, who will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Support ongoing research projects using pharmacological and chemo proteomic methods in order to understand the mode of action of novel compounds

  • Have the responsibility to test and characterize chemical probes against target(s) regulating neuro inflammation

  • Evaluate the effect of selected compounds in an in vivo model of neuro inflammation and perform target occupancy studies

  • Analyze data and present results at lab meetings

  • Conduct laboratory research and work in a small team composed of 4-5 biologists

Who you are

You are able to work under pressure, passionate about challenges, willing to learn by doing and results oriented. You are enrolled for the duration of the internship in a Master program in biology, biochemistry or molecular biology or in a gap year between degrees.

Moreover you are/have

  • Interest in Neurobiology/Neuroscience and/or Neuro Immunology

  • Practical experience with in vivo experiments and animal handling (FELASA B/LTK certificate or equivalent)

  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and independent thinking

  • Motivation to learn new techniques to explore mechanisms underlying progression of neurodegenerative disorders

  • Fluent in English

To be considered, please send us your complete application merged into one PDF including:

  • CV

  • Motivation Letter (including desired start date & duration)

  • A certificate of enrollment (if you are currently studying)

  • For UK, non-EU/EFTA citizens: Certificate from the university stating that an internship is mandatory (required due to regulations)

The preferred start date of the internship is January 2021 or upon availability for 10-12 months. 

We’d like to let you know that for this recruitment process we are going to invite you to an Online Assessment in case a first review of your application was successful.

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