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Summer Intern- Pathology Chemistry

  • Tucson, USA
  • IT development

Job description

The Position

2024 Summer Intern Pathology Chemistry

Department Summary

The Pathology Chemistry & Integrated Analytics (PCIA) department in Reagent Research & Design is part of a global team that performs research, development and customer support for immunohistochemistry (IHC), in situ hybridization (ISH) and primary staining detection systems for tissue diagnostics.  The PCIA group designs, synthesizes and characterizes rare reagent dyes, linkers, oligonucleotides and bioconjugates for all stages of in vitro diagnostics (IVD) development.  The candidate will work with a team of chemists toward maturation of novel technologies for tissue assays used to diagnose many forms of cancer. 

This laboratory-based internship position is located in Tucson, Arizona.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with chemists to design new reagents and formulations for cancer tissue diagnostics

  • Synthesize, characterize and/or test novel reagents on automated tissue stainers

  • Troubleshoot reagent issues as part of a project team

  • Use analytical methods to validate quality and assess functionality

Program Highlights

  • Intensive 12-weeks, full time (40 hours per week) paid internship.

  • Program start dates are in May/June

  • A stipend, based on location, will be provided to help alleviate costs associated with the internship.

  • Ownership of challenging and impactful business-critical projects.

  • Work with some of the most talented people in the biotechnology industry.

Who You Are (Required)

Required Education

You meet one of the following criteria:

- Must be pursuing a Bachelor's Degree (enrolled student) or

- Must be pursuing a Master's Degree (enrolled student) or

- Must be pursuing a PhD (enrolled student)

Required majors:

Chemistry or Biochemistry ( with specialization in Synthetic Organic preferred)

Required skills:

  • Experience in a chemistry wet lab (required)

  • Knowledge and experience in instrumental analytics (e.g. UV-Vis, HPLC)

  • Familiarity with organic chemistry purification techniques (preferred)

  • Document work in electronic notebooks utilizing ChemDraw

  • Strong adherence to lab safety (required)

Other Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

  • Complements our culture and the standards that guide our daily behavior & decisions: Integrity, Courage, and Passion.

Relocation benefits are not available for this job posting.


Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 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.

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, innovates and manufactures instruments and reagents that automate tissue processing and slide staining for cancer diagnostics. Our integrated staining, workflow management and digital pathology solutions optimize laboratory efficiency to reduce errors and support diagnosis for pathology professionals. Together with Roche, Ventana is driving personalized healthcare through accelerated drug discovery and companion diagnostics.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in relation to the online application process, please contact us by completing this form Accommodations for Applicants.

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