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Internship in Industrial Engineering/Packaging Engineering at Roche

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Employer: Roche – Pharmaceuticals

Expires: 07/02/2020

Who we areAt 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 making decisions and taking action. And we believe that good business means a better world.Behind every presentation of each product sold by Roche is the involvement of Pharma Global Technical Operations (PT). Starting with Phase I of the development process and continuing through to product maturity, PT makes medicines at sites around the world and includes more than 10 000 employees worldwide.”Global Technical Development” (PTD) is an organization of over two thousand people globally that are integral for the mission of Roche to develop meaningful medicines for patients. Therefore, we actively collaborate and develop creative technical solutions to bridge early-stage, late-stage and commercial product needs. The mandate of the group is, to expertly deliver the pipeline and supply quality products to patients. The group excels in its work through innovation, teamwork, dedication, and mutual respect and contributes every single day, continuously improving what it does.“Europe Biologics“ (PTDE) supports biologics from Phase I into the Market. Our activities encompass process development for Drug Substance (DS) and Drug Product (DP), market formulation design and process development, device development, clinical manufacturing of DS and parenteral DPs, analytical method development, validation and release of clinical supply, development documentation submissions and transfer of development projects to commercial manufacturing.In the Device and Packaging Development Department, we are responsible for the development of medical devices, combination products and packaging systems for R&D portfolio drug products. Our activities comprise a wide range of engineering disciplines ranging from the initial definition of product requirements to first commercialization and subsequent product care considering required regulatory, legislative, ecological, economical and technical aspects.As a packaging engineer intern, you will support the establishment of a world-class packaging organization and gain technical expertise in the development, qualification and deployment of new packaging systems. You will work on a variety of packaging initiatives, contributing to the development and qualification of global packaging solutions for clinical and commercial use. This internship will offer you the opportunity to play an active role in designing the best packaging for new molecules coming through the pipeline and launches. The internship will be focused on the following responsibilities: Develop and qualify global primary, secondary and tertiary packaging solutions through the packaging lifecycle, understanding customer needs and leveraging the organizationInnovation through the evaluation and screening of new packaging technologies, and new packaging materials and/or packaging solutions based on patient, product, regulatory, business or technical requirementsEnsuring compliance with international procedures and external regulationsYou bring the following qualifications:You are preparing for a bachelor’s degree in materials science, mechanical, chemical, packaging engineering or similar; ideally with some previous experience working in packaging development life cycle activities in the Pharma, Food or Cosmetic industry.You experience with, and above all a strong desire to further develop your capabilities in:  Project management skills and experience in cross functional projectsTechnical expertise in packaging test methods (DIN/ISO, USP, FDA, MHRA and ISTA/ASTM design and validation / qualification), and packaging process and equipment. Sound knowledge of legislation, regulatory and industry standards for packagingInnovative spirit leading to industry best practices. Design thinking, design management, drives creativityExcellent presentation and interpersonal communication skillsEnglish language proficiency required knowledge of German an asset Information about application documents and start date:This internship should preferably start as soon as possible, and will last a minimum of 6 months with the possibility to extend 12 months. Please attach a CV and a cover letter to your application.Please note that non-EU/EFTA nationals have to provide us a certificate of mandatory internship form their university.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.