Are you ready to take on the challenge?

A first-of-its-kind for the healthcare industry, this 12-month program provides an unprecedented opportunity to apply cutting-edge data science and AI expertise to real-world healthcare challenges.

Through the program, participants work alongside leading scientists, AI experts and business teams to gain a broad understanding of Novartis and the industry while getting hands on with some of our most innovative projects across the entire value chain, from research through commercialization, accelerating discoveries and the development of transformative medicines for patients worldwide.

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Applications for the 2023-24 residency open after October 2022. Sign up to our talent pool!

Applications for the 2023-24 residency open after October 2022. Sign up to our talent pool!

Applications for the 2023-24 residency open after October 2022. Sign up to our talent pool!

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Applications to the program will officially open after October. In the meantime you can sign up to our talent pool to be notified as soon as applications are open.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Around 2 million patient-years of data in our system, 20 petabytes of data, across 30 data domains, and the whole bio-pharma value chain waiting for you to unlock the next breakthrough in medicine.
  • Access to breakthrough technologies, therapies and big datasets whilst learning from some of the finest and most innovative minds in their fields – a unique opportunity to build your skills and get hands-on experience working on Data & AI solutions to ultimately discover, develop and expand patients’ access to our treatments.
  • The opportunity to put your skills to the test and contribute to Novartis purpose to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives.
  • If you have already completed a MSc or a PhD (you graduated no more than 12 months ago), we encourage you to apply
  • If you are currently enrolled in a full time, relevant, degree program at an accredited University/College and will have your most recent degree completed by the start of the AI for Life Residency Program, we encourage you to apply.
  • Please refer to the eligibility requirements available on the job description for the location you are applying to
  • Current Novartis employees are not eligible for this program.
  • The ideal candidate has a passion for leveraging their expertise from computer science work and/or other technical fields to solve real-world challenges by applying artificial intelligence (AI).
  • We are looking for candidates with substantial coursework in, but not limited to: STEM filed, engineering sciences, natural sciences and mathematics
  • Experience developing in at least one high-level language such as Python or R, and/or Matlab and scripting in a Unix/Linux environment is desirable
  • Experience with machine learning techniques or deep learning frameworks is desirable.

Applications open after October and the program will start as of May (some flexibility with starting date).

  • You will need to prepare and upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Please follow the detailed instructions when applying for each role

The program is based out of four locations Novartis offices in East Hannover (NJ) and Cambridge (MA), Basel (CH) and Dublin (IRL).

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