Clinical Sciences and Innovation Academy

A 2-year program 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. Join us!

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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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AI for Life Residency Program

The 12-month Novartis AI for Life Residency Program is the first of its kind for the healthcare industry and offers you an unprecedented opportunity to apply the latest data science and AI skills to real-world healthcare challenges.

During the program, you will work with leading scientists and business teams to develop a comprehensive understanding of Novartis and the industry and have the opportunity to take ownership of some of our most innovative projects throughout the drug discovery cycle.So if you are a graduate or researcher in the field of data science, would like to move from science to industry, you want to challenge yourself, you’re curious and looking for an unbossed environment, join us!

Duration of the program: 12 months

Program start: May 2024

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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 (NIBR). 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.

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Our most recent DS Academy fellows share more about their experiences of the program in this video:

Link to apply: applications for TM DS Academy Fellowship 2023 are opening soon.

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10 years ago, I joined Novartis India as an intern and I never really left! I now lead a team of 8 people in Australia and work in a team that manages 175 clinical trials that could change treatment for patients.

Kshama, Clinical Research Associate Manager