Internship in Pre-Fillable Syringe Engineering

Switzerland, Basel-City, Basel

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Student Internship in Pre-Fillable Syringe Engineering within Device and Packaging Development, Biologics Europe (6-12 months)

Roche is leading the industry with respect to the investment in R&D. We drive one of the largest and most promising pipelines. Pharma Technical Development (PTD) engages with all R&D engines within the Roche group and supports more than 100 development projects with CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls) activities.

Pharma Technical Development Europe Biologics (PTDE) brings game-changing therapies from clinical phase I into the market to serve every patient, every day. Our core business is to develop safe, innovative and effective drugs using cutting edge technologies for manufacturing processes (Drug Substance and Drug Product), clinical supply, formulation, device, packaging, and analytical development. Our daily work also includes compiling of regulatory documents and the transfer of development projects to commercial manufacturing. We are striving for a caring and sensing network organization which lives a culture of trust and collaboration. Our smart people drive innovation through their expertise, passion and "getting it done" mentality. The benefit for the patient is in the center of our thoughts and efforts. To achieve this goal we have embraced new ways of working and thinking.

In the Device and Packaging Development Department, we are responsible for the  development of medical devices, combination products and packaging systems for R&D portfolio drug products. Our activities comprise a wide range of engineering disciplines ranging from the initial definition of product requirements to first commercialization and subsequent product care considering required regulatory, legislative, ecological, economical and technical aspects.

As a Pre-Fillable Syringe (PFS) Engineer Intern, you will support the establishment of a world-class organization and gain technical expertise in the development, qualification and deployment of new injection systems. You will work on a variety of devices engineering activities, contributing to the development of innovative injection solutions for clinical and commercial use. This internship will offer you the opportunity to play an active role in designing the best injection systems for all new molecules in the field of ophthalmology coming through the pipeline. During your internship you will research and coordinate a significant project including:

  • Select and qualify ophthalmic administration devices solutions based on patient, product, regulatory, business or technical requirements,

  • Get trained to perform mechanical and analytical testing, 

  • Ensure compliance with international procedures and external regulations,

  • Author technical documentation and a scientific publication,

  • Organize resources and work streams with several functions and stakeholders,

  • Get in contact with external service providers, suppliers from different areas of expertise.


Who You Are

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. In this internship, you will be assigned to a mentor.

You are an enrolled student at a university, university of applied sciences or equivalent pursuing a qualification in pharmaceutical sciences, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science or similar subject. Ideally, you have already gained first experience with medical devices, combination products or packaging systems. Above all, you should have a strong desire to further develop your capabilities in:

  • Innovative spirit and application of creative thinking with focus on the end-user,

  • Injection systems materials, processes and equipment,

  • Medical device regulations, industry standards and test methods (e.g. DIN/ISO, USP, FDA, and ISTA/ASTM),

  • Author technical documentation,

  • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal communication skills,

  • English language proficiency required; knowledge of German an asset.

Information about application documents and start date

This internship should preferably start as soon as possible, and will last a minimum of 6 months to 12 months. Please attach a CV and a cover letter to your application.

Please note that non-EU/EFTA nationals have to provide us a certificate of mandatory internship form their university. If you still have

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