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Pilot Plant Fall R&D Intern

Posting Date:  Jul 7, 2024
Department:  Research and Development
Business Unit:  Integrated Product Development
Country:  United States
State:  Massachusetts
Location:  Fall River
Req Id:  86088



Job Title:                                  R&D Intern

FLSA Classification:               Intern, Non-Exempt/Hourly 

Work Location:                        Fall River, MA

Work Hours:                            General: 8:30AM – 5:00PM (Mon. – Fri.)

Reports To:                              Sr. Scientist, R&D

Salary Range:                          *$19/HR - $27/HR (based on current education level)

Benefit:                                    Paid holidays which fall within the intern session.




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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Training on relevant SOPs.
  • Adhering to GLP guidelines and maintaining a clean, safe, and organized lab environment.
  • Literature searches as well as data collection.
  • Presentations to R&D and cross functional teams.
  • Performing pre-formulation studies, dosage form development, and characterization of finished products.
  • Executing in-process checks for lab scale and commercial scale batches.
  • Authoring and reviewing analytical documents including batch records, protocols, and standard operating procedures.
  • Conducting analytical testing and characterization of in-process materials and finished products to ensure quality and safety.
  • Identifying and troubleshooting technical problems through scientific knowledge and creative thinking.
  • You will be required to attend a volunteer event and professional development seminar as part of your internship experience. You will also be assigned a ten (10) to fifteen (15) minute presentation at the end of the internship to express what you learned throughout your time working at Cipla and what you are taking away from the experience
  • Other duties as assigned.





Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Currently enrolled in Bachelors/ Masters/PhD program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field.
  • Strong academic background in formulation, drug delivery, analytical chemistry, or a similar discipline.
  • Basic understanding of pre-formulation studies, dosage form development, analytical separation techniques & methods, and chromatography. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to lift and manage 20 lbs.
  • Hands-on experience with pharmaceutical instruments, including but not limited to: HPLC, dissolution apparatus (USP I/II/IV), Particle Size Distribution (PSD), RMG, blenders, mills, compression and encapsulation machinery, etc.
  • A solid background in chemistry and chromatography.
  • Has strong interpersonal and collaboration skills crucial for team-based working. 
  • Proficiency in MS Suite including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Teams 
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Available for the full duration of the summer internship program.
  • Must be able to work full-time (40 hours/week) throughout the internship.





Physical requirements

  • Must be willing to work in a pharmaceutical manufacturing setting.
  • Must be willing to work some weekends based on business needs as required by management.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.












Cipla is a leading global pharmaceutical company, dedicated to high-quality, branded and generic medicines. We are trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across geographies.  Over the last eight decades, we have strengthened our leadership in India’s pharmaceutical industry and fortified our promise of strengthening our global focus by consolidating and deepening our presence in the key markets of India, South Africa, the U.S., and other economies of the emerging world.


Cipla employs handpicked professionals not just for their knowledge and experience but for their zeal to make a difference to the world of healthcare.  The company believes that our biggest assets are the employees who lead us to prosperity and growth in the future.  Driven by the vision, none shall be denied, Cipla’s focus has always been on making affordable, world-class medicines with a reputation for uncompromising quality standards across the world.



Equal Opportunity Employer


Cipla USA & its U.S. Affiliates are committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by

local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations

At Cipla, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact


Pre-employment Process


Applicants who receive a conditional offer must satisfactory complete pre-employment drug testing.


Disclaimer on Pay Ranges

*About the Salary/ Pay Range: The salary range mentioned above is an anticipated base salary range for this position. Exact salary depends on factors such as experience, skills, education, and budget. Salary range may vary based on geographic location. In addition to base salary, this position may be eligible for benefits and participation in a bonus program based on performance and company results.



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