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Internship: Development of an on-line shear stress measurement testing method, B

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Job Description:

Exciting minds with our Internship Programme

Education required: You are regularly enrolled in Master/Bachelor in Life or Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering or equivalent technical discipline in an Educational Establishment located in Europe.
Language requirement: Good communication skills in English and/or French (both written and spoken)

Other requirements:
* Passion for sciences;
* Sincere interest in the pharmaceutical and vaccines development;
* Data collection and analysis skills;
* Knowledge of Office tools;
* Excellent communication skills in English and/or French (both written and spoken);
* Quick learner, adaptable to work independently and in a team;

Start date: October 2021
Duration: 6 months (a different length could be discussed)
Requisite: The internship must be mandatory & done in the framework of the curriculum, for which an agreement must be signed between (COMPANY NAME), the student and the Educational Establishment.
Remuneration: according to Belgian legal requirements, the internship will not be paid. However, some expenses will be reimbursed.
Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and we will close the position once we have enough matching candidates

What will you do?

On our internship programme you'll receive tailored on-the-job training from industry experts combined with early responsibility to help you to develop and progress.

Context of the internship:

The filling process of vial and syringes is a critical step in vaccines manufacturing. This step impacts directly the final product quality, as the fluid undergoes physical stresses during filtration and transport through piping, pumps and needles. Hence, the potential impact of shear stress on protein and virus structure is critical to evaluate and develop a robust process, building the needed knowledge for scale-up purposes. Despite its importance, shear stress evaluation is still challenging task, often based on CFD simulation rather than an on-line measurement.

In the framework of vaccine products, this stage aims to deepen the knowledge of shear stress impact on proteins and viruses during the processes of sterile filtration and filling of both vials and syringes.

In this context, you will develop a robust method to perform on-line measurement of shear stress at laboratory and pilot scale, including an automated data elaboration to support the routine testing.

The experimental work will consist of 4 work packages:
* Literature research to grasp a solid understanding of shear stress-induced protein degradation and the state-of-the-art testing method;
* Familiarization with the shear stress testing device, its use and the data analysis;
* Development of a reliable testing method for piping, connectors and peristaltic pumps;
* Experimental method validation.

You will eventually resume the data and model obtained in a report and you will present the outcome of the internship to the R&D department.

You'll be excited by the thought of:
* building your scientific knowledge
* working in an enthusiastic team
* growing your skills in texture analysis

Want to solve some of the world's biggest health challenges?

With over 300 years of innovation, we're a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.
(COMPANY NAME) Vaccines - Our Vaccines business has a broad portfolio and innovative pipeline of vaccines to protect people of all ages. We deliver over two million vaccine doses per day to people living in over 160 countries. For further information, please visit wxx.xxx.xxx.

Patient-focused Research and Development (R&D) is the heart of our business. Our R&D department seeks to discover and develop new vaccines, to protect against diseases where vaccines are not yet available and to improve on those vaccines that already exist. Part of our R&D programme targets diseases particularly prevalent in the developing world, including the World Health Organisation's three priority diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Research into candidate vaccines for other diseases of the developing world, such as dengue are at an earlier stage of development.
When it comes to developing the vaccines of the future, we're looking for real experts in their respective fields who are interested in working in the stimulating environment of an international healthcare company.
We emphasise the value of teamwork and we look for people ready to share our values of transparency, respect, integrity and patient focus.

Apply now!
We're 100% open to all talent
We're 100% open to all talent - whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. We want to recruit the right people for (COMPANY NAME) from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and consumers. And also, because it's the right thing to do.

If you have a disability and require assistance during the course of the selection process, you will have the opportunity to let us know what specific assistance you require in order to make suitable arrangements.

Our goal is to be one of the world's most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to (COMPANY NAME) and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible. Come join our adventure at (COMPANY NAME) where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

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Source: Company website
Posted on: 01 Jun 2021
Type of job: Internship
Industry: Health Care
Job duration: 6 months
Languages: English, French
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