In our pursuit to discover and develop first or best in class medicines for diseases with high unmet need, we explore possibilities to cure disease, intervene earlier in chronic illnesses, and find ways to improve and extend people’s lives.

Research & development. It’s our heartbeat

Our R&D teams are pushing the boundaries of science to discover and develop breakthrough treatments for patients.

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Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are at the heart of our work to bring innovative medicines to people with a particular disease or condition. These studies ensure that an investigative medicine is effective and safe, and rely entirely on patients and healthy volunteers. Learn more about clinical trials at Novartis including opportunities to get involved. 

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Postdoc Program

This program grants appointments to postdocs at Novartis for up to four years under dual mentorship from a Novartis mentor and an academic mentor.