Novartis sits at the intersection of cutting-edge medical science & innovative digital technology enabling us to have an extraordinary impact on some of the world’s greatest health challenges, but we couldn’t do that without you! You’re at an exciting point in your life as you embark on a career enhancing lives around the world, and we are here to support you on that journey. So if you are ready to experience unbossed learning and personal growth in a flexible work environment, where you are heard and respected, then find your career-launching program below, and join us as we reimagine medicine.

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Graduate and postgraduate programs

Trainee Program

Are you creative, curious and enthusiastic? Do you want to reimagine medicine with us? Explore our tailor-made trainee programs, through which you will have the opportunity to sharpen your individual profile and network across the organization. Throughout the year we offer trainee programs across; marketing, sales, market access, medical, digital, communications, finance and P&O (People & Organization). Our well-established program contributes highly to the success of our organization. It connects us with an agile and bold mind-set of the next generation and our talent bring in and develop key capabilities that are essential for our future as an innovation-driven company.

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Chemical and Analytical Development (CHAD) Program

Offering 3 rotations through 3 functions, the 2 year Chemical and Analytical Development (CHAD) Program offers the opportunity to get to know our global functions in Chemical Research and Development and Drug Substance Supply.

Program start: September 2022

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The Regulatory Affairs (RA) Postgraduate Program

The 2 year Regulatory Affairs (RA) Postgraduate Program enables you to expand your regulatory knowledge, becoming familiar with dossier content and acquiring significant practical experience through cross-functional projects in different areas in a dynamic environment to build on your potential future career at Novartis.

Program start: First quarter of each year.

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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 across different finance functions and divisions. In addition, the exposure to senior management and various training opportunities builds the foundation for a successful international career in Finance. 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.

Program start: Third quarter of each year.

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Translational Clinical Oncology (TCO) Program

The Translational Clinical Oncology (TCO) Program is a global, science-focused group working under the Novartis research umbrella: the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). Within this program, you will work hand in hand with experienced scientists and clinicians of TCO who are primarily responsible for the design and conduct of early-stage clinical trials in cancer patients. These studies investigate and define the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and initial efficacy of small molecules, biologicals or cell-based therapies in oncology. Imagine your impact here at Novartis!

Duration of the program: 2 years.

Program start: Second quarter each 2 years.

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Legal Postgraduates

For 6 months, we offer several volunteer positions in various legal departments throughout the year to help you gain practical experience as a trainee in a multinational unbossed environment of a leading pharmaceutical company.

Duration of program: 6 months.

Program start: all year round.

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Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship offers talented scientists the unique opportunity to join our teams at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the innovation engine of Novartis. Supervised by experienced NIBR scientists, Innovation Fellows will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the design and development of breakthrough therapies and innovative technologies. We are looking for fellows who will use their scientific creativity and natural curiosity to offer transformative treatments to patients.

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Duration of the program: 3 - 4 years.

Program start: undefined for 2022.

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Please, note that all our vacancies for trainee programs are published on our career website, unless something else is mentioned here. Therefore, please apply directly on https://www.novartis.com/ch-de/.

The Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship offers aspiring drug hunters a unique opportunity to join our teams at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the innovation engine of Novartis. Mentored by NIBR scientific leaders, Innovation Fellows will gain first-hand experience in the design and development of breakthrough therapies and innovative technologies. We are looking for Innovation Fellows who will bring their scientific creativity and natural curiosity to tackle important therapeutic challenges.

The Novartis Discovery Postdoctoral Fellowship

Research at NIBR comprises a broad range of areas from which discovery fellows and their mentors create research projects. Ideally, these projects take advantage of the rich and unique drug discovery environment, including access to sophisticated research tools. Projects are often interdisciplinary in nature, combining biology and chemistry and/or computational approaches, or bridging different disease areas.

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Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship offers talented scientists the unique opportunity to join our teams at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the innovation engine of Novartis. Supervised by experienced NIBR scientists, Innovation Fellows will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the design and development of breakthrough therapies and innovative technologies. We are looking for fellows who will use their scientific creativity and natural curiosity to offer transformative treatments to patients.

Reimagine medicine with us!

For more information about the program, please visit the PostDoc Program.

Duration of the program: 3 - 4 years.

Program start: undefined for 2022.

Internships and apprenticeships

Internships and Apprenticeships

Novartis in Germany offers many opportunities for students, whether you are looking to apply for an apprenticeship, internship, a practical semester within your studies or as a student trainee. If you are already close to the end of your studies and about to write your thesis in a subject that is relevant to us, we will also gladly assist you with this.

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Internships

Here at Novartis Switzerland, we offer internships at all phases of university studies, for Bachelor’s and Master’s students, postgraduates, doctoral students, postdocs and MBAs.

If you are self-motivated, eager to learn and enjoy working in multinational teams, Novartis will give you the chance to unbossed your personal growth, gain in-depth industry knowledge while working in an inclusive and diverse environment. All internships at Novartis are published throughout the year on our career portal. Please note, we only consider online applications.

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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.

Duration of program: 3 months.

Program start: every June.

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Novartis Summer Internship Program

Our 12-week internship program offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience across 9 divisions and 25+ functional areas. You will gain access to a series of networking opportunities throughout the summer and learn what it means to reimagine medicine for millions of patients in a diverse & inclusive company.

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Novartis Gene Therapies Internship Program

12 weeks internship program at Novartis Gene Therapies offers you a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the pharmaceutical industry. You will receive support from our managers on your journey with us and work in an unbossed collaborative environment that supports personal and professional growth.

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Keen to Novartis without joining a program? We have thousands of Early Talent opportunities across the group every year, click below to find the right role for you. 

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