About the Company
Samsung Biologics is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with state-of-the-art contract development, manufacturing, and laboratory testing services. With the largest single-site biopharmaceutical production capacity in the world, the company is involved in cell line development, upstream and downstream processes, and analytical methods and formulations. It also offers aseptic filling, lyophilization, finishing, storage and shipping, support services, and quality assurance and control, as well as biosafety and analytical testing services. Samsung Biologics is also engaged in the development and commercialization of biosimilar drugs and the manufacture of mammalian cell-based antibody drugs and is working with partners to develop SARS-COV-2 antibodies for potential COVID-19 treatment.
About the Opportunity
Samsung Biologics is seeking MIT students with interest in any stage of biologics development and manufacturing (cell cultures, purification, project management, manufacturing planning and technology, materials management, quality management, business strategy, etc.) to work in areas of manufacturing science and technology, project management, and CDO R&D. Potential internship projects may include but are not limited to the following:
- Optimization of ExpiCHO-S transient expression system to produce high yields of monoclonal antibody; pharmacopoeia monitoring; development of methods to auto-detect samples in sample management; implementation of new preventative maintenance methods for HPLC to achieve cost and time savings.
- Improvement of Lyophilizer process: unit test parameter optimization (Aseptic Filling Dept.); improvement of approach to analyzing and reducing human error deviations (Purification Dept.); development of single-use tubing design guideline (Corporate Engineering Dept.); review and optimization of pipe specification (Corporate Engineering Dept.).
- Development of CDMO business strategies for globalization; development of internal tech transfer roadmap to scale-up; development of valuation model for pharmaceutical pipelines.
Internships of 2 months are available June-August. In addition to funding for all basic internship expenses (airfare, housing, and living costs), interns are provided with a competitive monthly wage.
Class year: 1st year, sophomore, junior, senior.
Course: Mechanical Engineering (2), Chemical Engineering (10), Chemical-Biological Engineering (10-B), Biological Engineering (20), Chemistry & Biology (5-7), Biology (7), Chemistry (5), Materials Science & Engineering (3), Business Analytics (15-2).
Applicants must meet MISTI MIT-Korea requirements prior to the internship start date:
- Undergraduate students must complete 4 semesters of Korean language courses or have similar proficiency.
- Completion of MIT-Korea pre-internship training, 10-15 total hrs.
- Minimum 4.0 GPA
The priority application deadline for summer internships is Nov. 30; applications are only accepted after that date if positions are still available.