Roche Welwyn Data Science is delighted to announce the opening of its 7th intern scheme for Statistics/Mathematics/Epidemiology PhD students within the UK for summer 2024.
Our biostatistics summer interns will work for 10 weeks at our Roche Welwyn site under the supervision of experienced data scientists and will receive a competitive salary. Interns will work on theoretical or applied problems with direct relevance to Roche’s ongoing clinical drug-development in areas such as oncology, immunology, infectious disease, ophthalmology, or neuroscience.
There will be opportunities to interact with Roche’s global network of over 600 statisticians/data scientists. As well as engaging in an exciting research topic, interns will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the work of statisticians/data scientists within the pharmaceutical industry, and how they add value to clinical development plans. Interns will learn both new technical and non-technical skills highly relevant for their future careers. At the end of the internship, students will give a department-wide presentation on their research topic.
Hannah, University of Liverpool: " I was very lucky to be able to spend a summer working at Roche. I worked on a project which I felt was of real interest and importance to my supervisors, and was provided the support and time to learn about neuroimmunology, an area that is new to me. Along the way I learned valuable statistical principles from experts that will influence my approach in future PhD research and beyond. Data scientists at Roche were open and welcoming, and I was very grateful to gain genuine insights into their essential role. "
Maite, King’s College University: " My internship in Data Sciences at Roche was a very meaningful experience. Not only did I acquire new statistical techniques, but, more importantly, I gained an understanding of the drug development lifecycle and the overall process of R&D in the pharmaceutical industry. The working culture at Roche was incredibly nurturing and supportive, and I had the pleasure of building connections with a diverse group of data scientists. "
Applicants must currently be on a PhD program within the UK in the areas of Statistics/Mathematics/Epidemiology and should be available for a face to face interview on the 26th January 2024. They should also have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. Applicants may undertake the internship part time while carrying out their PhD. Authorization of the university is essential for a part time internship.
To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit your CV with a covering letter outlining what PhD course you are currently taking and why you are interested in this program. Experience within the fields of medical statistics or health data is highly valued. Please also describe any skills or experience you have to the role, and if you are eligible for working in the UK.
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At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 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.
Our UK Pharmaceutical head office is situated in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, with beautiful countryside surrounding the area. Supported by major motorways & airports as well as being a 30 minute train ride to London, access is easy. Our award-winning office, known as Hexagon Place, was opened in 2005 and provides a modern, flexible working environment with facilities that are second-to-none. Around 2,000 people work at our Welwyn office in Global Early Development (pRED), Global Product Development (PD), Commercial (Rx) and our Corporate functions.
Roche offer a competitive salary plus the excellent benefits you would expect from a blue-chip organisation. There is a fully equipped gym on-site, a library and information centre, and an active sports and social club. We also have a subsidised staff restaurant providing foods to cater for every taste throughout the day. At the heart of the building is an informal meeting area known as The Street which features a coffee shop, snack machine and cashpoint. A second building on-site, called The Hub, contains modern meeting room and conference facilities. Roche promotes personal well-being and work-life balance. Therefore, flexible working options will be considered for all roles at Roche UK. Roche is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of Roche.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of Roche Products Ltd. At Roche Products we believe diversity drives innovation and we are committed to building a diverse and flexible working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, disability or age. We recognise the importance of flexible working and will review all applicants’ requests with care. At Roche difference is valued and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer where you are encouraged to bring your whole self to work.