Join Our Team - NBE Therapeutics

  • Publication date:

    10 April 2024
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    Unlimited employment
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Join Our Team - NBE Therapeutics

Intern Research Assistant - (100%, m/f/d) | 12 months | Start date: October 2024

NBE-Therapeutics is a subsidiary of the Boehringer Ingelheim group: a perfect symbiosis between a rapidly growing biotechnology company and an already well-established big pharma. We are located in Basel, a Swiss city on the Rhine river, known for being an important center of chemical and pharmaceutical industries and renowned for its versatile cultural aspects – a great place to live and work. Our research team is committed to the development of next generation antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) for cancer patients in need for new transformational treatments.

We are looking for a highly motivated:

Intern Research Assistant - (100%, m/f/d) | 12 months | Start date: October 2024

Internship responsibilities

You will support the generation and characterization of novel ADCs for pre-clinical evaluation in relevant pre-clinical cancer models. We look for a motivated and self-dependent team player, who likes to work in a dynamic environment where everyone’s performance has an impact on the success of the projects and who likes to be part of the team supporting the company’s further growth.

Your Profile

  • Students in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or related discipline doing a gap year in their studies.
  • Hands-on experience in a laboratory environment. Diligent, conscientious and respectful with regard to general lab processes and organization.
  • Knowledge in standard protein chemistry methods (Protein purification, UV-VIS, buffer exchange, Endotoxin Assay).Knowledge in production and characterization of biologics, such as antibodies, peptides and/or glycans. Knowledge of HPLC-based analytics of biologics and/or small molecules is a plus
  • Agile person showing eagerness to learn, optimize and develop new techniques, methodologies and devices.
  • Team player with good communication skills, able to interact well with a small team, but also skilled to work independently.
  • Residence in Basel or surrounding is key to flexibility and company success.
  • Good knowledge of English (written and spoken) is a prerequisite, German is helpful but not essential.

Your Responsibilities

  • Small to large scale manufacturing of ADCs with proprietary enzymatic ADC conjugation platform (SMAC™-Technology) for evaluation of novel technologies and compounds.
  • Application of existing HPLC-based analytical methods for ADC characterization (RP, SEC, HIC).
  • Characterization of ADCs with biochemical methods.

Independent planning, and coordination of experiments including data analysis and accurate documentation of data in electronic laboratory notebooks.

Who We Are And Our Culture

NBE-Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which benefits our employees, patients and communities.

In January 2021, NBE-Therapeutics joined as a subsidiary specialized in ADCs, the Boehringer Ingelheim group which focuses on innovative medicines for people and animals since more than 130 years. Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top 20 companies and to this day remains family-owned. Day by day, more than 53’000 employees create value through innovation for the three business areas human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. In 2022, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of nearly 24.1 billion euros. R&D expenditure, exceeding 5 billion euros, corresponded to 20.9 per cent of net sales.

At NBE-Therapeutics, we work in cross-functional teams across different sites sharing our common goal to transform our patients’ lives.

With this short-term employment opportunity we offer you the chance to gain entry-level, hands-on work experience in industry in a young, dynamic and science driven work environment, providing possibilities for learning and development, because your personal growth is our growth.

We look forward to receiving your application including a motivation letter, at E-Mail schreiben referring to intern position-opening: ref240404