Internship Opportunity in Biosystems Engineering


Facing the challenges of our time

Help us grow and be more impactful!

Our “Biosystems Engineering” group, based in Allschwil, Switzerland is looking for an intern in Biosystems Engineering. 


Your mission

This internship will contribute to the single cell technology activities at CSEM Allschwil, closely aligned with the Tools for Life Sciences Roadmap. The work will comprise development and testing of microfluidic devices for the analysis of biological samples. It will moreover comprise technical characterization and system validations of project setups related to biosensors and novel experimental assays for diagnostics and therapeutics, all in a multi-disciplinary environment. Support in cell culture and microbial strain maintenance might be foreseen.

Your responsibilities

As an intern, your main responsabilities will be :


  • Manage your laboratory activities according to CSEM's quality management system (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001).
  • Documente your own work and work of colleagues.
  • Supporte the laboratory maintenance and procurement. 


  • Communicate well CSEM internally and with external contacts in case needed.
  • Develop internal network.


Your profile


  • Master level studies at ETH/EPFL domain in microtechnologies and/or biomedical engineering.
  • Pre-experienced in bio-microfluidic applications, such as droplet microfluidics
  • Experience in microfabrication technologies and microscopy is highly advantageous
  • Experience in cell biology and/or microbiology is considered helpful
  • Experience in microbial culture and expression systems (cloning, downstream processing, analytical techniques) is helpful
  • Understanding of biomaterials, polymers, and hydrogels is helpful
  • Experience in documentation of project results following ISO 9001
  • Experience in laboratory work under ISO 14001
  • Fluent in English is a requirement, German and/or French language skills are a plus but not necessary


Interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly collaborative and excellent interpersonal skills, team player
  • Flexible and adaptable thinking / operating style
  • Strong analytical thinking for problem solving and managing of multidisciplinary tasks
  • Supporting gender diversity


CSEM mission and values

Our mission is the development and transfer of innovative technologies to the Swiss industry. Our objective is to make an impact on our customers and on society at large in the fields of precision manufacturing, digital technologies and sustainable energy. Our strength is the excellence of our people, about 550 passionate specialists dedicated to innovation and technology transfer. We believe that strong values support the successful development of our organization as well as the harmonious and balanced development of all our employees.

We are

  • A unique place between research and industry at the cutting edge of new technologies
  • An innovative, non-profit, and employee-driven company
  • A dynamic, multidisciplinary, and multicultural environment
  • A solar team focused on enabling solutions to energy challenges for a sustainable world

Working@CSEM means

  • being part of a passionate community
  • incredible flexibility, attractive working conditions, and great opportunities of development
  • benefit from a management style based on trust & feedback and that favors a work-life balance

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity.

We look forward to receiving your complete application file via (CV, cover letter, certificates & diplomas) our job page.

Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.