Student internship in in vitro modelling for safety assessment (6-9 months)

Switzerland, Basel-City, Basel

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The Investigative Safety department Roche Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED) in Basel, Switzerland, is looking for an intern in the field of molecular / cellular biology.

You will join a team that focuses on creating advanced microfluidic in vitro systems for testing drug safety and efficacy. More specifically you will be involved in development and application of advanced human cellular models for safety assessment of cancer immunotherapy with a strong focus on the vasculature.

During the internship you will be responsible for optimizing a microfluidic in vitro cell culture system, culturing and maintaining different cell types as well as learn and apply image based quantification techniques for the support of portfolio projects.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Design, execute and analyze experimental work with the supervision of different team members

  • Assist with the development and application of advanced in vitro micro physiological models

  • Perform routine lab work including passaging and maintenance of primary cells and cell lines

  • Contribute to the lab and team organization

  • Ensure proper documentation and evaluation of raw data requirements

You bring the following qualifications:

  • You are enrolled at a University in a MSc program in cellular / molecular biology or related field

  • Previous experience in working in a cell culture laboratory is required

  • Experience with Bioassay (e.g. ELISA) is a plus

  • Previous experience with microscopy and/or FACS is desired, but not mandatory

  • Good organizational skills

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is mandatory

The starting date of this internship is upon availability, preferably as soon as possible until the end of the year. Please clearly indicate your preferred starting date in your cover letter.


Applications need to include a CV and a motivation letter.


Due to regulations non-EU/EFTA citizens must provide a certificate from the university stating that an internship is mandatory as part of the application documents.