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Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Are you a scientist looking to develop transformative treatments for patients? Join our Biomedical Research team on this three- to four-year fellowship program. It’s a unique opportunity to reimagine medicine with us, as you gain first-hand experience in the design and development of breakthrough therapies and innovative technologies under the supervision of experienced scientists.
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The Novartis Discovery Postdoctoral Fellowship

Come and work on research projects with a professional mentor as part of our Biomedical Research team. Projects often combine biology, chemistry and computational approaches or bridge different disease areas. As a fellow, you’ll have access to sophisticated research tools and will be able to take full advantage of our unique drug discovery environment. 
 

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Sailing Marketing Trainee Program

Ready to grow your marketing career as part of a world-class team? Over two years, you’ll do three cross-functional rotations in Marketing, Field Force and one other area. You must have fluent English (written and spoken). Some professional experience in health, chemistry, biology, or marketing is preferred.

Sailing Marketing Leadership Trainee Program

Are you an MBA graduate with experience in consulting, health and FMCG? This is your chance to become one of our future marketing leaders. Over two years, you’ll do a series of cross-functional rotations in Marketing, Field Force, Marketing Excellence and more. You must have fluent English (written and spoken) along with great business acumen and communication skills.

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Graduate trainee programs

Are you creative, curious, and driven? Come and reimagine medicine with us. We offer programs in Marketing, Sales, Market Access, Medical, Digital, Communications, Finance and P&O (People & Organization). Wherever you join us, you’ll have opportunities to develop key capabilities, gain valuable experiences and build your network across the organization.

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Clinical Sciences and Innovation Academy

A 2-year in Clinical Trial Operations at Novartis offers you the unique opportunity to enter the pharmaceutical industry, gain insights and experience in the end-to-end clinical trial process, study design and trial types. You will receive training and mentoring by our clinical trial experts, be empowered to do and learn things and work in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Recruitment start: Q1
Program start: September

Next Generation Scientist (NGS) Program

Our Next Generation Scientist Program, in cooperation with the University of Basel, offers internships to talented and motivated scientists from low and middle income countries. The three-month program, which is conducted at the Novartis research site in Basel, aims to promote both the scientific and professional development of the researchers. Under the guidance of Novartis mentors, participants work on a jointly agreed scientific or clinical research project and participate in a Leadership Development Program to strengthen their communication and decision-making skills. In research projects, participants use the latest methods and work with leading experts in their respective fields with the aim of helping them to apply what they learn in their own countries.

Recruitment start: Q4
Program start: every June

TM DS Academy Fellowship

The Translational Medicine (TM) Data Science Academy is a unique graduate program which introduces data scientists with diverse backgrounds to the world of Life Science and Drug Discovery at Translational Medicine in Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. This is a 2-year, full-time data science program, where fellows are given the opportunity to develop skills in various aspects of life sciences research through rotations between 3 departments in TM: Biomarker Development (BMD); Preclinical Safety (PCS) and Pharmacokinetic Sciences (PKS). The program not only offers graduates insights into how their skills contribute to reimagining medicine, but helps to define the areas of work most of interest to them.

Recruitment start: Q1-Q2

Chemical and Analytical Development (CHAD) Program

Gain unique insight into chemical research and development and drug substance supply. Join us and complete three rotations across three different functions in the space of two years.

Duration: 2 years
Program start: Q1-Q3

Regulatory Affairs (RA) Postgraduate Program

Spend two years expanding your regulatory knowledge and setting yourself up for a potential future career at Novartis. Over the course of the program, you’ll become familiar with dossier content and will have opportunities to work on a variety of cross-functional projects.

Recruitment start: Q2
Program start: January

Clinical Development (CD)

On this two-year program, you can gain unique insights into our global clinical development function, as you work on clinical trials as part of cross-functional drug development teams.

Recruitment start: Q2
Program start: Q3

Finance Rotation Program

The Finance Rotation Program (FRP) offers recent Master graduates in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or similar an exciting 3-year development opportunity. The program provides unique opportunities to accelerate your career development learn and practice skills across divisions and finance functions, development facilitated by professional training sessions, as well as regular coaching and mentoring. Supported by a strong community of FRP Alumni, Program Sponsors and Senior Managers, you will enjoy a steady learning curve in each of our 6 to 12 month rotations.

Recruitment start: Q1-Q2
Program start: September

Translational Clinical Oncology (TCO) Program

This is an opportunity to work alongside experienced scientists and clinicians responsible for the design and conduct of early-stage clinical trials in cancer patients. The studies you’ll be working on investigate and define the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and initial efficacy of small molecules, biologicals, or cell-based therapies.

Recruitment start: Q2
Program start: Q2 every 2 years

Postgraduate Program Biologics

Are you a Master's graduate looking to gain first-hand experience at the cutting edge of biologic medicines? Join us for four rotations over a period of 24 months, and gain unique insight into drug substance development, drug product development, cell and gene therapies, and analytical development.

Recruitment start: Q3
Program start: Q4

Legal Postgraduates

Spend six months in one of our departments and gain valuable experience of working as a legal professional for a leading healthcare company.

Recruitment start & Program start: all year around

Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Are you a scientist looking to develop transformative treatments for patients? Join our Biomedical Research team on this three- to four-year fellowship program. It’s a unique opportunity to reimagine medicine with us, as you gain first-hand experience in the design and development of breakthrough therapies and innovative technologies under the supervision of experienced scientists.

The Novartis Discovery Postdoctoral Fellowship

Come and work on research projects with a professional mentor as part of our Biomedical Research team. Projects often combine biology, chemistry and computational approaches or bridge different disease areas. As a fellow, you’ll have access to sophisticated research tools and will be able to take full advantage of our unique drug discovery environment. 
 


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"Great work flexibility allows me to be at my best in both my professional and personal life."

 

Fernando, Senior Project Manager