Phd Internship in Bioinformatics RiSE (m/f/d) for 9 months


Who we are

At Roche, 98.000 people across 150 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, and on seeing each other's differences as an advantage. To innovate
healthcare, Roche has ambitious plans to keep learning and growing - and is
seeking people who have the same goals for themselves.
At Roche, we believe it's urgent to deliver 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 decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world.
That is why we come to work every single day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigour, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

The Position

The RiSE program (Roche Internships for Scientific Exchange) is a highly
competitive student research program at Roche. It offers the most talented
postgraduate PhD and medical degree students the opportunity to be fully integrated into our interdisciplinary and international industry R&D environment. As a RiSE student you will enhance your competencies, gain valuable work experience with us, and eventually become part of a world-wide network of RiSE Alumni.

The Neuroscience and Rare Diseases Discovery and Translational Area (NRD DTA) is developing medicines for a range of serious neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, autism, spinal muscular atrophy, and Huntington's disease.

As RiSE student in the NRD DTA you will join our group in neurogenomics, and
perform at the Roche Innovation Center Basel, Switzerland, working on integrative genomic approaches to identify risk genes for brain disorders. You will be hosted and mentored by a Roche scientist who will guide you through your research and provide you with the needed work infrastructure and collaborative network.

During the internship your tasks will include:

  • The application of computational methods to identify gene co-expression networks and pathways relevant to brain disorders
  • The prediction of risk genes for brain disorders using machine learning
  • Present your progress at internal meetings
  • Summarize your work and draft a publication

Who You Are

You're someone who wants to influence your own development. You're looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

Moreover you are/have:

  • Enrolled in a PhD or medical degree program at a university and are looking to expand your experience with an industry internship
  • A background in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, machine learning or genomics
  • Proficient in R and/or Python programming
  • Highly motivated by the prospect of finding new potential targets for brain disorders using integrative genomic approaches

Information about application documents and start date:
The preferred start date of the internship is March 2022 or upon availability.

Applications need to include a CV and a cover letter, as well as a letter from your academic supervisor supporting your application to the RiSE Program.

Optional: Reference letters, transcripts?

Please note that due to regulations non-EU/EFTA citizens have to provide a certificate from the university stating that an industry internship is mandatory as part of the university training.

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.
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Job Level:

Entry Level

Roche ist ein globales Unternehmen mit Vorreiterrolle in der Erforschung und Entwicklung von Medikamenten und Diagnostika und ist darauf fokussiert, Menschen durch wissenschaftlichen Fortschritt ein besseres, längeres Leben zu ermöglichen. Roche ist das grösste Biotech-Unternehmen weltweit mit differenzierten Medikamenten für die Onkologie, Immunologie, Infektionskrankheiten, Augenheilkunde und Erkrankungen des Zentralnervensystems. Roche ist auch der bedeutendste Anbieter von In-vitro-Diagnostika und gewebebasierten Krebstests und ein Pionier im Diabetesmanagement. Dank der Kombination von Pharma und Diagnostika unter einem Dach ist Roche führend in der Personalisierten Medizin – einer Strategie mit dem Ziel, jedem Patienten die bestmögliche Behandlung zukommen zu lassen.
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