Program Details

Internship tasks: Support ongoing bioreactor and bioprocess research, development and validation. Reports to Senior Scientist,Technical R&D Unit. -Research and development of a novel mammalian cell culture bioreactor and bioprocess for the biopharma indu
Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Sciences & Environment

Program Overview

Program Description:
Short description of internship: This company was established to manufacture and commercialize natural products produced for the biopharma market using proprietary bioreactor technology and to provide related products and services. Since then, they have grown into a diversified biotechnology and bioservices company, identifying and exploiting growth opportunities in areas related to its original mission. The company employs mostly scientists focused on providing a wide range of bioanalytical services to the global biopharma industry and specialist diagnostic tests to local clinicians.

Internship tasks: Support ongoing bioreactor and bioprocess research, development and validation. Reports to Senior Scientist,Technical R&D Unit. -Research and development of a novel mammalian cell culture bioreactor and bioprocess for the biopharma industry. -Mammalian cell culture growth, viability and toxicity studies for new bioreactor materials. Material stability testing, including chemical extractables / leachables / particulates resulting from manufacturing and sterilization. -Stress indicator studies: effect of growth conditions on cell morphology, viability and productivity. –Benchmark studies: comparison of different flask/bioreactor cultivations -Biofilm growth and productivity studies demonstrating range of Quorus cultivations - Support work overflow from microbial, cell culture or engineering projects as needed. -Learn to cultivate different bacterial, fungal and/or mammalian cell lines. -Execute growth & viability kinetic studies, enzyme and biochemical assays as required. -Prepare growth medium, buffers and reagents. -Evaluate and implement new technical applications and procedures as needed.

If you would like to apply for this internship, please include the reference number (2413) with your enquiry and we will send you all the necessary application information! For further information please visit our website.
Setting Description:
Applicant requirements: Minimum of undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, biotechnology, microbiology or similar field -Good basic aseptic technique and general microbiology skills, -Good basic chemistry and general analytical chemistry skills -Innovative, resourceful and flexible. Conscious about quality.

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