Intern Process Development Engineering
The Vertex Internship Program offers students the opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry from a hands-on perspective. You will be working closely with and learning from some of the brightest people in the industry. When you join our internship program you should not be surprised to see that our environment is one that is innovative and team oriented, where collaboration is not just a word, and "we are relentless" is in everything we do. Students can expect to be challenged by their project plan, connect with other interns, and feel valued by the Vertex community. Not only will interns learn about their day-to-day tasks through their specific work assignments, but they will interact and have exposure to our organizational leaders and their teams.
The scientists and engineers at Vertex have produced a revolutionary cell-based drug product. However, one of the limiting factors for the entire field of stem cell-based medical products is scaling up production to commercial output levels. Current cell culture and differentiation processes will not be able to support the level of demand expected for this product. Our Process Development team is exploring cutting edge bioreactor technologies to assess compatibility with drug substance production as well as other ancillary technologies and process improvements to eliminate bottlenecks to scaling up production, including optimization of the cryopreservation process. This project will give the intern the opportunity to work in one of these areas to assist in process improvements that impact the production of drug substance.
Our Process Development team is exploring cutting edge bioreactor technologies to assess compatibility with drug substance production as well as other ancillary technologies and process improvements to eliminate bottlenecks to scaling up production, including optimization of the cryopreservation process. This project will give the intern the opportunity to work in one of these areas to assist in process improvements that impact the production of drug substance.
- Currently in a bachelor’s or master’s program in biological science or bioengineering
- Completed and passed lab-based courses
- Aseptic culture experience
- Mammalian cell culture experience
- Legally authorized to work in the United States
- Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
- Candidate must be enrolled in an advanced degree program if graduating Spring 2024
Pay Range $20.00 – $32.00 USD/hour
This job posting is for a temporary role with a third-party agency partner that provides services to Vertex. The individual selected for this role will be offered the role as an employee of that third-party agency; compensation, medical benefits, fringe benefits and other terms and conditions of employment shall be presented by the third-party agency upon offer. The range provided is a reasonable estimate for the pay range for this job at the time of posting. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay, in accordance with federal and state requirements. The actual pay rate will be based on a number of factors, including skills, competencies, experience, and other job-related factors permitted by law.
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.
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