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 making decisions and taking action. And we believe that good business means a better world. That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigor, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow. The Roche Innovation Center Zurich (Schlieren, Switzerland) is active in the research and development of engineered therapeutic antibodies, with a focus on the fields of cancer immunotherapy and immunotherapy in general. Part of the Roche Group since 2005, it employs about 180 people. This internship offers the opportunity to write a master's thesis and to work with the Cancer Immunotherapy Department. You will interact closely with a team of scientists and associates working on a novel class of cancer immunotherapy agents. The central tasks include establishing, validating and using novel in vitro models to recapitulate the complexity of tumor microenvironment and testing novel immunotherapies in these models. In this position, you will Write a master's thesis Work with human tumor cell lines and blood In vitro characterization of the biological activity of novel immunotherapies (assessment of tumor cell lysis, immune cell activation, proliferation, cytokine release) Characterization of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs) by Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Data analysis and interpretation, regular presentations at internal meetings Be a part of a team specialized in developing cancer immunotherapy drugs, collaborating with scientists across departments, under the direct guidance of senior scientists. We are keen to discover talents who are passionate about learning and show great curiosity in discovering new things. We contribute our share towards achieving our mission and to make our vision of personalized healthcare happen. We offer you a multicultural workplace in a modern environment, which at the same time requires you to be open-minded and adaptable. You provide us with examples that prove your ability to cultivate collaborations with different partners. This also means that you continuously compare your results with others and acknowledge the benefit of collaboration and communications. Who you are You are an enrolled Master student within pharmaceutical sciences, biology, biochemistry or a related field. You are motivated to increase and share your theoretical and practical knowledge on this emerging and exciting field of cancer immunotherapy. You are an enthusiast of new technologies and you easily show engagement with people. Working in a multicultural environment motivates you. Moreover, you are Know-how to maintain the laboratory/workstation in accordance with current technical, safety and regulatory standards First hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture Basic experience with immunological methods are a plus Excellent organizational skills and a flexible approach to coordinate demanding workloads as well as the ability to adapt to changes Ability to work effectively and independently within a diverse group of people Written and verbal English is mandatory To be considered, please send us your complete application merged into one PDF including CV Motivation Letter (including desired start date & duration) A certificate of enrollment (if you are currently studying) For non-EU/non-EFTA citizens: Certificate from the university stating that an internship is mandatory (required due to regulations) Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to building a team that represents a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. If you still have questions, then please check our FAQs and videos on careers.roche.ch/faq Job Level:Entry Level This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.