In Vivo Pharmacology Lab Technician - Intern

Date:  May 29, 2023
Department:  Pre-Clinical
Job Type:  Intern
Team:  R&D, Pharmacovigilance & Regulatory Affairs
Contract Type:  Temporary

Parma, IT

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceutical and healthcare group with over 85 years’ experience, operating in 30 countries with more than 6,000 employees (Chiesi Group). To achieve its mission of improving people’s quality of life by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, the Group researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in its main therapeutic areas: Discover more here

We are proud to be the largest global pharmaceutical group to be awarded B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes a transparent and ethical behavior at all levels.

We believe that the success of Chiesi is built and shaped by our people and our strong set of shared Values and Behaviors. Our people make a critical difference to our success, which is why it is vital that we attract and retain the right talent who will continue to enrich our culture by living and breathing our values and behaviors.

We are committed to embrace diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. In fact, we are a global family made up of different cultures, different genders, generations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities and many other enriching diversities. 


Chiesi Research & Development

Our R&D team represents a fundamental asset for the business. It is divided into integrated functional areas focusing on pipeline projects including discovery and preclinical research, chemical manufacturing and controls, drug delivery technology, clinical development, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, intellectual property, quality assurance, R&D project and portfolio management.  Headquartered in the new purpose-built and fully integrated Research and Development Centre in Parma (Italy), the team also has important operations in Paris (France), Chippenham (UK), Cary (US), Stockholm (Sweden) and Toronto (Canada).


Who we are looking for


We are seeking for a motivated person with a background in biology/pharmacology who would like to have an internship experience in a pharma R&D. She/he will be part of the in vivo pharmacology team, a group focused on the development of animal models aimed to support the drug discovery projects in the respiratory field, contributing to the selection and identification of new clinical candidates for the treatment of chronic pulmonary disorders such as asthma, COPD and ILDs.

Main Responsibilities

Support the in vivo experimental activities aimed to screen and characterize new molecules within the Chiesi discovery projects with a main focus on IPF. Contribute to the development of new animal models of pulmonary diseases to fulfill the internal research project needs.

- Execute both in vivo (compound administration via different routes, samples collection and lung functional assessments) and ex vivo (gene expression, biomarkers analysis in different biological samples) experimental assays. 
- Experimental data analysis and organization. Literature search and data presentation to the internal lab meeting.

Experience Required

Master’s degree experimental thesis in Pharmacology with Experience on in vivo techniques 


Master degree in scientific and biological disciplines (CTF, Pharmacy, Biology and Biotechnology)


Good in English

Technical Skills

- Master Thesis Experience on in vivo techniques (rodents handling, drug administration and tissue sampling) as well as on in vitro assays (RNA extraction, ELISA and western blot).

- Basic Knowledge of data analysis and elaboration as well as literature search execution. 

Soft Skills

  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Proactiveness
  • Problem solving
  • Team working

What we offer

You would join a dynamic, fast-growing, challenging and friendly environment.
In Chiesi we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we invest in continuous training, learning and development. Therefore, we strive to continuously promote and satisfy development needs, paying particular attention to the quality of our working environment and to collective well-being.
We want our people to come to work happy every day, and we know how important it is to find the right work-life balance in order to be able to give our best. That is why we offer flexible working approach, remote working, support in the relocation process, tax assistance service for foreign colleagues and many other people-care services.

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