2023 Summer Intern - Hardware Development

6451, Roche Santa Clara, California
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November 27, 2022
6451, Roche
Santa Clara, California

The Position

2023 Summer Intern - Hardware Development

The Summer at Roche Intern Program has been developed to provide students with a fun yet rewarding summer through hands-on experience. Interns enjoy opportunities to network with other interns as well as employees throughout our organization. Additionally, we help our students meet their career development and educational goals while potentially building a future with the Roche organization.

By leveraging the education you have already received, we hope to give you an opportunity to grow and develop with us!

About Roche

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve

people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalized healthcare – a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management.

At Roche, we believe the best solutions come by gaining different perspectives, asking and answering hard questions and challenging the status quo to develop small ideas and achieve big wins in innovation. Our success in creating a truly diverse and inclusive workplace will directly impact our ability to deliver on our purpose of “Doing Now What Patients Need Next.”

Facts & Figures:

  • Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with 100,000 employees worldwide.

  • 10 Diagnostics locations throughout the US.

  • #1 market leader for in-vitro diagnostics.

  • In 2021, launched 22 tests and solutions for COVID-19.

This internship position is located in Santa Clara. Below is a description of some of the projects an intern may expect during the course of their internship.

We are seeking a materials engineer intern, in the consumable device development team in characterizing and developing methods suited for medical device products for surface, bulk, mechanical, dimensional and material phenomenon critical to enable nanopore based sequencing application as well to discover correlations between in-line parametric, measurement data and process parameters with final sequencing results.

  • Collaborate with other team members in a wide range of activities, including, but not limited to execution or sample preparation for: failure analysis, material, surface, electrochemical, biocompatibility and mechanical characterizations.

  • Support development and documentation of procedures and processes needed within the sequencing system.

  • Support methods development, documentation and execution for validation and verification efforts.

  • Participate in requirements generation through formal design development procedures from customer requirements through unit specifications.

  • Write technical reports and documentations, present findings to internal and external audiences as necessary.


Who You Are

  • Targeting B.S. (senior) and M.S. students majoring in Chemistry, materials science, engineering, natural science.

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college/university during the program calendar year 2023.

  • Knowledge in materials, mechanical, surface, analytical, or electrochemical characterizations. Exposure to design of experiments, data analysis, and statistics (JMP, Minitab, etc). Proficiency with programming languages for data analysis (R, python) is preferred

  • Desire GPA 3.0 or higher.

  • Previous work experience preferred.

  • Student organization and/or study abroad experiences are a plus.

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

  • Complements our culture and the standards that guide our daily behavior & decisions: Integrity, Courage, and Passion.

Program highlights

  • Intensive full-time (40 hours per week), 12-week paid internship.

  • Program start dates are in May and June 2023.

  • Ownership of challenging and impactful business-critical projects.

  • Work with some of the most talented people in the biotechnology industry.

  • Final presentations of project work to senior leaders.

  • Lead or participate in intern committees to design and coordinate program events and initiatives.

  • Professional & personal development curriculum throughout the program, including networking opportunities, workshops, and panel discussions.

  • Participate in volunteer projects, social events, and team-building activities.

  • Paired with a 1:1 mentor through the Roche Young Professionals Business Resource Group.

  • Access to on-site fitness and wellness center (subject to change).

Relocation benefits are not available for this job posting.

Who we are

At Roche, more than 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.

Unless entitled to a reasonable accommodation under applicable law, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with customer requirements, the company’s health and safety obligations and/or applicable law or guidelines.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at [email protected].

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