The Roche Internship in Synthetic Molecules (RiSM) programme is designed to help natural science/life science, IT and engineering students become an integral part of the Drug Delivery & Preformulation Sciences group in our Research and Early Development (pRED) organization or in our Synthetic Molecule Technical Development units in Basel, Switzerland.
In Research and Early Development as well as in Synthetic Molecules Technical Development we form the bridge that links research and product development in Roche’s Pharmaceuticals Division with markets and patients all over the world.
As an intern on this demanding programme, you will make a major contribution towards ensuring that the outcomes of Roche’s research reach patients in the form of innovative medicines and cutting-edge technical solutions. Can you imagine a more worthwhile source of motivation?
Who: passionate & motivated enrolled students of chemistry, food chemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutical technology, chemical process engineering, IT, data science/digital science and digital transformation (preferably with a Bachelor’s degree, 2nd state exam in pharmacy or equivalent certificate)
What: be part of the Drug Delivery & Preformulation Sciences group in our Research and Early Development organisation or in the Synthetic Molecule Technical Development units
Duration: 6 up to 12 months
Location: pRED Drug Delivery & Preformulation Sciences or Synthetic Molecule Technical Development in Basel, Switzerland
Career benefits: gain hands-on experience in the development of chemically synthesised molecules and their dosage forms (Scientific positions) or support quality and GMP compliance topics (GMP/Quality positions); in many cases, the possibility of using this internship as credits for the practical part of a degree course (i.e. Master’s or Diploma thesis)
Financial support: monthly internship salary, travel expenses and reimbursed costs for Swiss work permit application
How to apply?
Scientific as well as GMP/Quality related positions are normally posted in June/July for a starting date in the following year.
What our interns & colleagues say
"A fantastic opportunity bringing new perspectives and increasing our skills in Team"
Dr. Audrey Lottmann-Schaeffer Head of Lab Support & Compliance, PTDC-T
"The supportive and encouraging work environment has motivated me to try my best even in challenging situations. This has allowed me to develop new skills and to grow as a person"
Lea Keller Pharmaceutical Development Intern
"An amazing experience with an amazing team ! What a chance to evolve in an innovative and stimulating environment. This programme allowed me to blossom and fully develop my skills alongside highly qualified and caring people"
Juliette Uhmann Analytical Development Intern
"As a Roche intern, I have learned to thrive in challenging situations and make a meaningful contribution to the scientific community. Overall a wonderful experience."
Josias Muerle Pharmaceutical Development Intern
"It is a great privilege to welcome the next generation of Talents in the frame of the RiSM Program. This program equally benefits both the organization and our young colleagues as they significantly contribute to our success!"
Muriel Cordon Federspiel Head of Analytical Research & Development
"The program is a win-win for everyone involved. The interns can experience a wide range of activities in our departments. In return, we benefit from committed young talents."
Manuel Konrath Technical R&D Senior Scientist
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My first experiences working for a pharmaceutical company
My whole life I have been fascinated by processes in nature and in the human body. Studying Biology and Mathematics while spending the majority of my spare time outdoors, I struggled a lot during my early adult life to imagine a motivating job with purpose, while at the same time providing job security and a reliable salary.
Roche from the perspective of an intern – an exciting and extraordinary time
The RiSM programme helps me to develop because of all the different, engaged colleagues I work with and meet at Roche. Besides improving my functional working skills, I can also benefit from their shared experience and knowledge to develop personally.
The RiSM Programme helped me to develop because it significantly improved my practical knowledge. Also, I had the great opportunity to learn to program in Python, which is a skill that I will use in the future and can benefit from.