Fall 6-month Intern - Pharma Technical Operations - Process Development

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Pharmaceutical Technical Development (PTDU) develops, delivers, and supports robust, cost-effective production methods and technologies for innovative protein-based therapeutics to meet the needs of Genentech’s Research, Development, Commercial, and Product Operations groups. The group has long been recognized as a world leader in developing large-scale manufacturing processes, sophisticated analytical methods, and effective drug delivery systems.

We are currently recruiting for Technical Development Spring Internship positions in PTDU for our South San Francisco, CA headquarters. The six-month internship position will begin in May/June 2020.

As a Technical Development Intern, you will be assigned a project in one of the following areas within PTDUP:

Cell Culture and Fermentation Development

Purification Development

Protein Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Operations

Pharmaceutical Development

Drug Delivery Technology Development

Device Development

Pilot Plant Operations

Process Development Engineering

Potency Assay Development

Please visit http://making.gene.com/1/lobby/ for general descriptions of some of these departments.  

This program provides a broad perspective and appreciation of the development of new processes, methods and technologies at different production scales in the biotechnology industry. 

Candidates applying for the PTDU Intern Program should be passionate about science/engineering and thoroughly enjoy the challenges associated with complex problem solving. Candidates must be highly self-motivated and able to work effectively as individuals and as part of multi-disciplinary teams in an atmosphere of casual intensity to develop medicines for unmet medical needs.

Other qualifications include:

  • Enrolled in sophomore year or higher at a college/university or any year at a graduate school (candidates who have already graduated are still eligible to apply for this position if their start date is within two years of their graduation date)
  • Preferred disciplines: chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, bioengineering, pharmaceutical engineering, chemistry, biology, biophysics, or related disciplines 
  • Demonstrated high level of scholastic achievement (GPA 3.0 or higher)
  • Relevant work experience in research labs or the biotechnology industry is highly desirable
  • Must be able to work 40 hours/week for the duration of the 6-month internship

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

The next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply online" button.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.


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