Data Analytics Intern


The digitalisation of healthcare has created a direct link between data analytics technology and patients. In this Africa Data Analytics Internship programme, you can explore different corners of the field – maybe even surprising yourself with new interests – while making a difference to people’s lives.

Your passion can make an impact.

Programme content

Our programme is for early-in-career talents that provides an entry gate into a company with global impact. The following bullets provide information about the structure of the programme, what’s in it for you and what we expect from you as an applicant.

Duration: 12 months
Position based in Roche affiliates across Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa).
Opportunities to work with different stakeholders on various projects in the healthcare field, ranging from DNA sequence analysis, market insight generation, digital solution buildup, etc.

What you can expect

Real work experience and project responsibilities – we encourage ownership and entrepreneurship.
Professional and personal development – including mentoring and coaching by commercial leaders and data science experts.
Enhanced knowledge of the Roche Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics business and its product portfolio
Exposure to IT core processes as well as our Pharma and/or Diagnostics R&D, Commercial and Corporate Functions business
Global experience and cross-cultural understanding
Extensive global people network

Who you are

You are someone who wants to influence their own development. You are looking for a company where you have the opportunity to accelerate your career by taking on assignments across different functions and geographies. You are someone who is enthusiastically looking for an opportunity to make an impact in the healthcare industry.

As an ideal candidate, you fulfil all of the requirements below:

You have an excellent academic background (4th grade BS/MS/Phd) and recently graduated with a strong focus on information technology/quantitative fields.
Data analysis capabilities: ability to discover data analytics questions from commercial scenarios, as well as conduct basic data analysis.
Data engineering skills: familiar with data manipulation tools, database management, and data visualization. Experienced in software tools such as Tableau, Data Studio, SQL, etc.
Data science knowledge: hands-on experience of mathematical modeling/ statistical analysis/ machine learning. Programming skills (Python, R).
Excellent communication and effective problem-solving skills, track record in serving a variety of diverse customers and projects
A quick learner and passionate about continually adapting your skills and knowledge
Keen on expanding your experience and leveraging data analytics methodologies in a world leading pharmaceutical company.
Fluent in English; an additional language would be an asset
Certain experience will be considered as a plus and will enable placement in particular projects:

Business administration capabilities, such as business demand analysis, project management, etc.
Biomedical knowledge, such as genomic science.


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About Roche Kenya

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare - a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims for improving patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders. Twenty-nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines. Roche has been recognised as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology; Life Sciences Industry eight years in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2016 employed more than 94,000 people worldwide. In 2016, Roche invested CHF 9.9 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 50.6 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan.