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Roche internship for Scientific Exchange - in Neuroscience and Rare Disease - RiSE (March 2021, 9 months)

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Job description

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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 every single 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.

The RiSE program (Roche Internships for Scientific Exchange) is a highly competitive student research program at Roche. It offers the most talented postgraduate PhD and medical degree students the opportunity to be fully integrated into our interdisciplinary and international industry R&D environment. As a RiSE student you will enhance your competencies, gain valuable work experience with us, and eventually become part of a world-wide network of RiSE Alumni.

The Neuroscience and Rare Diseases Discovery and Translational Area (NRD DTA) is developing medicines for a range of serious neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, autism, spinal muscular atrophy, and Huntington's disease.

As RiSE student in the NRD DTA you will join our group in Neuroscience and Rare Disease, in the Neural signalling department, and perform at the Roche Innovation Center Basel, Switzerland, working on RNA mechanisms. Your will be hosted and mentored by a Roche scientist who will guide you through your research and provide you with the needed work infrastructure and collaborative network.

During the internship your tasks will include

Apply oligonucleotide technology to modulate gene expression

Develop and implement PCR based methods to understand regulation of splice isoforms using in vitro models

Work in a dynamic team and interact with experts in the fields of Neuroscience and rare disease drug discovery

Design, planning, execution, data analysis, visualization and interpretation of experiments

Presentation of result to multifunctional project teams as well as to the larger scientific community

Who we are

At Roche, 98,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Desired profile

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.[MBr7]

Moreover you are/have

Enrolled in a PhD or medical degree program at a university and are looking to expand your experience with an industry internship (must still be enrolled at university for 50% of the duration of the stay at Roche)

PhD in Cellular Biology or Neuroscience

Experience in cell culture, in vitro assays, molecular biology

Experienced in measuring splice isoforms and designing oligos is a plus

Have a flexible mindset and the ability to work with multi functional project teams

Have scientific curiosity, commitment and good organization skills

Fluent in English and have excellent communication skills

Information about application documents and start date

The preferred start date of the internship is March 2021 or upon availability.

Applications need to include a CV and a cover letter, as well as a letter from your academic supervisor supporting your application to the RiSE Program.

Please note that due to regulations non-EU/EFTA citizens have to provide a certificate from the university stating that an industry internship is mandatory as part of the university training.

Do you know what Roche stands for? Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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