Intern - Scientist

United States, Bend (Oregon)

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza Pharma & Biotech has an open position for a paid internship as an R&D Intern at our location in beautiful Bend, OR. This is an excellent opportunity to join a challenging, dynamic, and cross-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers that focus on the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical intermediates and dosage forms for delivery via oral or inhalation routes.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing a full understanding of in vitro performance and stability of pharmaceutical materials, and the corresponding analytical techniques used to evaluate whether a pharmaceutical formulation will succeed.

  • Candidates will be responsible for developing and executing experimental plans, setup and operation of analytical equipment, and data analysis.

  • Use analytical chemistry, materials science, physical chemistry and physiology to explore advanced technologies and applications in the area of Lonza’s future business and products

  • Adhere to development quality systems and standards to ensure a safe work environment and processes

Key requirements:

  • Currently enrolled at a college or university in a Scientific/Engineering discipline

  • Ability to work independently and in multi-disciplinary teams

  • Enthusiastic about the biopharmaceutical industry and learning about industry technology

  • Strongly driven to learn and ask questions

  • Displays good problem solving skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Knowledge of the scientific method, general chemistry and basic laboratory techniques

  • Interest in hands-on analytical chemistry experiments

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R36921