Student Internship on HBV biomarker development in Genetics and Genomics, pRED (6-9 months)

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Student Internship on HBV biomarker development in Genetics and Genomics, pRED (6-9 months)

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 making decisions and taking action. And we believe that good business means a better world.

That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigor, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

The Genetics and Genomics group, as part of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Roche Pharma Research and Early Development, supports discovery (targets, mode of action) and pre-clinical safety studies (toxicology, off-targets, mode of action), and clinical biomarkers in the disease areas of Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Immunology, Infectious diseases, Ophthalmology, and Oncology. Our expertise is focused on DNA and RNA analyses (sequencing, single cell gene expression, spatial transcriptomics, qPCR, ddPCR), on data processing, and on communication of results.

In this position, you will:

  • be a student intern for 6 to 9 months, under the guidance of a mentor, starting August / September 2021 (with some flexibility)
  • be an integral member of a group of 20 scientists with expertise in Genetics and Genomics
  • implement and validate digital droplet PCR techniques to measure several new hepatitis B virus biomarkers
  • characterize HBV DNA fragment integration in the host genome by long read sequencing

  • design and conduct experiments in an increasingly independent way
  • analyze and report results to different audiences
  • have the opportunity to participate in additional drug discovery and development projects

Who you are:

  • A motivated student who is currently enrolled in a Masters level academic program

  • Have strong molecular and cellular biology skills, preferably with significant previous hands-on experience in RNA extraction, PCR and NGS protocols
  • Have intermediate bioinformatics skills, preferably with prior experience with NGS data
  • Possess a high level of initiative and independency

  • a proactive, open and transparent team worker

  • fluent in English

To be considered, please send us your complete application merged into one PDF including

  • CV
  • Motivation Letter (including desired start date & duration)
  • A certificate of your university enrolment
  • For non-EU/EFTA citizens: Certificate from the university stating that an internship is mandatory (required due to regulations)

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At Roche, 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.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.


  • StandortSwitzerland,Basel-City,Basel
  • Funktion Vocational & Development Programs
  • Subfunktion Internship
  • Arbeitszeit Full time
  • Funktionsebene Entry Level
  • Art der Anstellung Graduate / Post-Graduate (Fixed Term)
  • Firma/ Division Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Posted since 2021/06/11
  • Job-ID 202106-114837

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Am 11.06.2021 veröffentlicht. Originalanzeige