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Internship in Biocatalysis at Catalysis Section of PTDC-C - 6 Months from 1st June 2020 (preferred)

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At Roche, we believe in the urgency of delivering 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-making and taking action. We believe that good business means a better world.

As a student intern at the Roche Center of Excellence Catalysis (CoE Cat) you will be working in the department “Process Chemistry & Catalysis” within the unit “Small Molecules Technical Development” (PTDC-C) starting at the beginning of June (preferred) or at a later time point in 2020 for six months. Behind every product sold by Roche is the strong involvement of Pharma Global Technical Operations (PT). Starting with Phase 1 of the clinical development process and continuing through to product maturity, PT makes medicines at sites around the world and includes more than 10.000 employees worldwide.

In Small Molecules Technical Development (PTDC) as part of the Global Technical Development (PTD) unit we bring a broad range of experience across drug substance (DS), drug product (DP), analytical sciences and manufacturing technology. We collaborate closely with key partners in the departments Research and Early Development (pRED/gRED), commercial manufacturing (PTC) and PTD, and we are responsible for late stage technical development of our small molecule pipeline, manufacture of DS and DP for clinical studies and transfer of the processes to commercial manufacturing.

In this position you will:

Develop biocatalytic reactions for general application and/or internal Roche projects

Express and test new biocatalysts for application and implementation in catalyst screenings

Profile / benchmark the newly prepared catalysts in corresponding reactions as well as in ongoing Roche projects / process steps

During your stay at CoE Cat, you will be exposed to our state of the art laboratories and analytical equipment including liquid handling robots, screening UPLCs and learn how to run the reactions in a safe manner and scale them towards robust processes.

You have:

A solid background in biocatalysis and synthetic organic chemistry or molecular biology

Experience in performing biotransformations and/or high throughput screening of enzymes

A strong interest in scientific and technical innovation

An excellent team player attitude and very good coordination and communication skills with proficiency in English and German

A pro-active attitude to knowledge sharing with excellent organizational skills.

You are an enrolled student in a Master program with a focus on organic chemistry, biochemistry or biology.

If you are proud of contributing and feel you have the dedication to teamwork and innovation that we are seeking, then Roche is the organization for you. Every role at Roche plays a part in making a difference to patients' lives. If you want to work in a passionate team, make your mark & improve lives, apply now.

To be considered, please send us your complete application including


Motivation Letter (Please also specify whether a report or thesis should be written during this internship.)

Fornon-EU/EFTA citizens:Certificate from the university stating that an internship ismandatory(required due to regulations)

Are you ready to apply? We are looking for someone who thinks beyond the job offered - someone who knows that this position can be a rare springboard to many other opportunities at Roche. When applying for this position, already project yourself in the future. Think about what could come next and how you would like to build your future.

Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to building a team that represents a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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