Apr 06, 2022

Job Description

40+! That’s the number of exploratory new biological entities we are developing to improve and extend people’s lives. In order to advance this diverse pipeline of biopharmaceutical products we are looking for a student intern in the field of cell culture process development to support the development of an innovative harvest scale down model.

Your responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Support the development of efficient, high-yielding, robust and scalable harvest processes for new biological entities
• Design, plan, perform, and evaluate parallelized cell culture experiments at lab scale (small to bench-top) to support harvest scale down model development
• Write protocols, basic scientific reports, lab procedures or SOP's
• Work in multidisciplinary, international teams, and actively contribute to project teams as USP expert. Interface with related drug substance process development and analytical functions.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Student currently enrolled in a Masters degree or recent graduate in a Life Science discipline (e.g. Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Bioengineering etc.) with basic knowledge in upstream processing or equivalent education/experience. Graduation no longer than one year ago.
• Basic laboratory experience with mammalian cell cultures, primarily aseptic handling, ideally with shake flasks, wave and stirred bioreactors.
• Intrinsic curiosity, willingness to adopt challenging tasks and grow in related areas of expertise (e.g. parallelized, automated cultivation)
• Experienced in independently planning, executing, and evaluating own laboratory experiments and presenting the data
• Proficiency in English, oral & written. Proficiency in German or French would be an additional asset.

Why consider Novartis?

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks.

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.
Global Drug Development
Interns/Students on Novartis Payroll
Full Time
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Internship – Biologics Upstream Process Development (6 months)

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