Internship DSP

Posted 14 Mar 2023

Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud - Switzerland

Req Id 262003


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Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.

United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Internship DSP : Water consumption rationalization for monoclonal antibodies production


When : July or August 2023

Where : Corsier-sur-Vevey, MSBC site, Suisse

Duration : 6 months


Who we are:


Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science, and performance materials. Around 54,000 employees in 66 countries work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to medical devices that support people living with chronic diseases. Merck is in charge of the development of many medical devices for the delivery of drugs.


Your role:


As part of the Global Drug Substance Development, you will join a team of motivated scientists dedicated to develop and optimise process for production of new biological therapeutics. In an effort to save raw material consumption as well as money/time, a project of water rationalization in DSP process was initiated in a previous internship. The promising results of the first studies support our desire to dedicate more resources to this topic.

Your role will be first to take over this project by consolidating and validating previous results. In a second time you’ll explore new possibilities of reducing water consumption in DSP process, without affecting purification performance. In order to lead this project, you will work closely with R&D department and production to develop at small scale viable solution implementable at large scale. Laboratory experiment, bibliographic research and collaboration between departments are a key for the success of this project. You will be trained to be autonomous and will have the opportunity to present your work during various meetings.


Your profile:


  • Master/engineer student in biotechnology related fields
  • Highly motivated and autonomous
  • Ability to conceptualize, solve complex challenges, and communicate about your project
  • Great team spirit
  • Previous experience in DSP is a plus
  • Good written and oral knowledge in English, French is a plus


What we offer:

Merck‘s portfolio extends from liquid crystals for displays and pigments for automotive coatings to cancer treatments; this offers a lot of possibilities to develop in our growing company. As a  stock-listed company, we still make history – especially because we take responsibility for our employees, our products, the environment, and the society we live in. We offer a modern and international working environment to unleash your innovative potential.

Ready to take on this challenge? Send your CV and cover letter, mentioning the internship  reference number

Please note that only candidates currently undertaking their studies are eligible for an intern position.  An Internship Agreement will have to be issued by your school. Only applicants fulfilling this criterion will be considered.

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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