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Access and Innovation Internship

Job/scheme locations: 
Burgess Hill
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Who we are

Roche is the world’s leading research-based healthcare company, providing innovative products to both the Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics industries. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives and at Roche, we focus on developing innovative medicines and diagnostic tests that help patients live longer, better lives.

Based in a state of the art site in Burgess Hill (15 minutes by train from Brighton), we are giving one individual the opportunity to work within Roche’s Access and Innovation (A&I) directorate, starting Summer 2020 for a 12-month period.

The Position

This is an excellent opportunity for Business, Life Sciences, Molecular Biology or Medical/Biomedical Sciences (or individual with healthcare industry experience) undergraduate/graduate seeking a 12-month fixed term placement.

You will be working at the heart of the Access and Innovation function, with colleagues from a variety of medical, innovation, digital health, scientific and business backgrounds. The intern role will reflect the Medical Affairs, Business Development and Innovation functions of the A&I directorate.

Medical Affairs

It is the role of Medical Affairs, in partnership with the NHS, academic institutions and other healthcare organisations, to support clinical evidence generation in relation to our high medical value products with the ultimate aim of improving patient outcomes. As part of the Medical Affairs team, an important role is to ensure healthcare professionals and patients are appropriately informed about the medical value of these products & services, and where these may be best adopted within clinical pathways to support the delivery of patient care.

Business Development

The Business Development function is primarily responsible for the evaluation of new business opportunities for Roche Diagnostics including the emerging field of digital health, that may present from both internal and external sources, and making recommendations on the subsequent organisational approach to these opportunities. This function has significant interaction with the wider cross-functional team within the A&I directorate, and global teams, and the Roche corporate accelerator, depending on the nature of the opportunity.


Within the Innovation function you’ll be assessing and testing the suitability of new ideas and concepts, both internal and external, related to any aspect of our business, and recommending suitable development of these innovative ideas and concepts with the aim of creating long-term value for internal and external customers. You will be expected to be part of championing a culture of innovation and experimentation within our organisation. Roche Diagnostics provides a wide range of products and services to the NHS to support clinicians with the diagnosis and management of patients. The overarching goal of Roche Diagnostics is to develop products that improve patient care.

Who you are

We are looking for flexible, hardworking and highly motivated individuals with an inquiring mind. A strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to prioritise and deliver, you can drive change and adoption of new concepts.

In order to be successful in this role you will have excellent computer skills, as well as the ability to work reliably and to deadlines. You will be passionate about your work, a strong communicator, and able to work independently and within a team. You will also have the ability to develop effective working relationships with a wide range of colleagues and external partners.
You will possess an outstanding eye for detail and quality, and at all times maintain an ethical approach to your work.

Healthcare is personal and it’s about YOU as an individual in your application that will make the difference.

Investing in you

Roche is a company that not only invests in its business – over £6.5 billion in R&D worldwide, including £460 million in the UK alone last year – but equally importantly in its people.

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More about this vacancy

South East
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5