Roche California Remote

Intern - Product Development - Immunology, Infectious Disease and Ophthalmology


Start Date: June 15, 2021 ( Summer 2021)

Work Hours: 40 hours per week

Length of Assignment: 3 Months

Education Level: Bachelor's (must be enrolled in or completed their 2nd year), Master's, PhD, PharmD, Grad students interested in industry positions (must be within 2 years of graduation)

Preferred Majors/Disciplines: PhD Candidates in Biomedical engineering, Biology, Physiological Sciences or Biostatistics/Bioinformatics; OD/PharmD/MD candidates who are interested in a career in industry

Given the current uncertainty of the global pandemic and work from home situation for 2021, this internship is currently planned to be virtual with the option for interns to work remotely from within the U.S. Borders. We will keep candidates informed if this changes.

Due to the ever changing situation concerning the COVID-19 global pandemic, for our summer 2021 internship program we will only consider international candidates who are currently in the US and will remain in the US for the duration of the internship.

Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Ophthalmology (I2O) dares to challenge the status quo and change what’s possible for millions of patients around the world. We pioneer new ways of working and incubate new therapeutic areas for Roche. We develop and lead projects to answer important questions using multi-omics and digital health tools. Through our work, we build capabilities to monitor patients at home, help patients receive the right treatment at the right time, and bring therapies to patients more quickly through more efficient clinical trials.

Job Description/Responsibilities

During this summer internship, you will be working in collaboration with analytics experts, biostaticians and clinical experts from the Ophthalmology Product Development and Product Development-Personalized Healthcare Program where you will perform a retrospective observational study using the real-world MarketScan claims database on diabetic macular edema patients.

Such an analysis will allow the molecule teams to better understand how to recruit patients optimally. The results may inform how future trials can recruit patients faster and recruit patients who have greater diversity and generalizability to the real world.

  • Opportunity to work on challenging Real World Data projects

  • Presentation of end-of-summer project findings to senior management

  • Networking opportunities and career development panels


  • PhD/OD/PharmD/MD student interested in working in Biotech/Pharma Industry

  • A desire to analyze Real World Data

  • Enthusiasm to learn about real world data analytics and ophthalmology clinical trials

  • Understand the needs of the project and proactively drive them

  • Identify and solve problems and, if needed, escalate issues appropriately

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Effective collaboration with team members and business partners; excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent time management skills: can prioritize multiple tasks and goals and ensure the timely, on-target delivery of tasks and milestones

Job Level:

Entry Level