Bachelor-/ Master thesis »Development of a method for deriving requirements in laboratory automation«

  • Abschlussarbeit
  • Aachen

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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30,000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros.

At the Fraunhofer IPT in Aachen, we work with more than 530 employees every day to make the production of the future more digital, more flexible and more sustainable. In the »Automation in Life Sciences« group, we deal with the automation of the production of cells and cell products such as implants or novel therapies to cure cancer. Due to the special properties of the product (keyword »living drug«), particularly high demands are placed on the production process when manufacturing such novel therapies.

As part of your final thesis, you will investigate how the requirements from guidelines such as GMP and drug regulations can be transferred to the fully automated laboratory of the future. This involves uncovering questions such as »How does the 4-eyes principle work in an automated laboratory?« or »How can the separation of production and sample processing be implemented in an automated laboratory without personnel?«.

If you like, you can work on part of your tasks on site at our institute or completely from your home office.

What you will do

  • Research and compilation of requirements for the manufacture of ATMPs
  • Development of a methodology to assess the applicability of standards to a fully automated facility for the production of CAR-T cells
  • Development and evaluation of concepts to meet the specifications

What you bring to the table

  • You are studying industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, medical technology, physics or a comparable subject area
  • You are enthusiastic about the future topic of personalised medicine
  • An independent and structured way of working
  • Good language skills in German and English

What you can expect

  • Ideal conditions for practical experience alongside your studies
  • Professional supervision and collaboration in a dedicated team
  • A state-of-the-art machine park equipped with edge cloud systems and 5G infrastructure
  • Flexible working to combine study and job in the best possible way

Questions according to this position will be answered by:
Frederik Erkens M.Sc.
Research assistant »Production metrology«
Phone: +49 241 8904-211

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