The Position

Join our dynamic team at Roche and contribute to meaningful initiatives in sustainability and innovation. Our Global Internship Programme in Innovation & Sustainability #IP2TIS offers a unique opportunity for passionate individuals to gain hands-on experience in the pharmaceutical industry while making a positive impact on the world. As a sustainability and innovation intern, you will work on cutting-edge projects that align with our commitment to environmental responsibility, social impact, and forward-thinking solutions.


At Roche, we are deeply committed to advancing scientific innovation to address unmet medical needs and enhance healthcare outcomes for patients worldwide. As a leading global entity with a diversified portfolio encompassing both pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, we have the distinct capability to effect transformative change through evidence-based strategies. Our positions are grounded in rigorous scientific inquiry and data-driven insights, enabling us to drive meaningful impact in the field of healthcare.

The goal of this project is to lay the groundwork for the reduction of Post-Registration Import Sample Quantities in Emerging Markets with a focus on Nigeria. This can help the long-term sustainability of our business in these markets and significantly support the attainment of the Roche 10-year ambition.


We are seeking a highly motivated intern to support our efforts in post-registration laboratory testing of medicines, with a focus on Nigeria and broader African markets. The intern will work closely with a cross-functional team to assist in this ambitious project as it relates to quality control and regulatory compliance related to pharmaceutical products.


This internship position is located in Lagos, Nigeria, on site / hybrid.




Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and document regulatory requirements for post-registration import sample testing in Nigeria and across Africa.
  • Conduct research on the regulatory framework, guidelines, and practices governing post-registration laboratory testing of medicines in Nigeria and other African countries.
  • Collection and analysis of data on the quality, safety, and efficacy of pharmaceutical products available in the Nigerian and African markets.
  • Drive the development and implementation of sampling plans, testing protocols, and quality assurance procedures for post-registration laboratory testing.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external partners to gather information, share best practices, and address emerging issues related to pharmaceutical quality control.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and recommendations based on research findings and analysis of post-registration laboratory testing data.
  • Assess industry trends, regulatory developments, and emerging technologies in the field of pharmaceutical quality control and testing.




Who You Are

You are enrolled or have completed your Bachelor’s or Master’s studies at a university, preferably in the field of life sciences (Biochemistry, Microbiology), Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical sciences or Public health within the last 12 months and are interested in applying your knowledge in a modern working environment as part of an internship of at least 3 months and getting to know the pharmaceutical industry.




Furthermore you are/have

  • Experience in the regulatory landscape of the African continent and passionate desire to positively influence regulatory policy.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a flexible approach to task prioritization and execution.
  • Able to work independently and collaborate effectively within a highly motivated group.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal English is required. Ability to communicate in local languages is a plus.
  • Good command of Microsoft office and Google Software applications is crucial.
  • Regulatory Certifications and experience with Drug Quality Control Laboratory testing is an advantage.




To be considered, please send us your complete application merged into one PDF including

  • CV
  • Motivation Letter
  • Academic transcripts / results and qualification certificate (if you have completed your studies)
  • ID Document / Work permit / Permanent Residency Document


Technical details:

The start date for the internship is 1. July 2024.

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Who we are

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Job Facts

Sub Category- Internship
Hiring Type- Full time
Job Level- Entry Level
Posted Date- 03-11-2024
Posting End Date- 03-21-2024
Job Type- Temporary / Fixed Term