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Novartis Singapore Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Pte. Ltd.



About Novartis

The Novartis BioProduction Operations Singapore site is their first biologics production facility in Asia and one of the largest biologics manufacturing investments in Singapore. It is aimed to launch and produce innovative biologics medicines to transform patients’ lives.

The site focuses on drug substance manufacturing based on mammalian cell culture technology to improve and extend people’s lives by delivering breakthrough treatments to patients around the world to impact patients and society.

To reimagine medicine in an ever-changing world, Novartis needs exceptional people from diverse backgrounds. Being inspired, curious, and unbossed and showing integrity in everything empowers each of their associates to challenge the status quo and enables them to reimagine medicine while creating a transformative impact on society.

Why Novartis?

Novartis believes that keeping pace with the company’s rapid growth means investing in people as leaders of change. Novartis believe that a collaborative culture is vital to fulfill the aspiration of becoming a best place to work in Singapore.

Novartis has a clear mission, focused strategy and strong culture, all of which they expect will support the creation of value over the long term for the company, shareholders and society. They recognize that business depends on the creativity, dedication and performance of their associates. The company encourage associates to focus on achievement through collaboration and innovation.

A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of which makes them one of the most rewarding employers in the field.

Potential career path and developmental opportunities for scholars

Learning for scholars start from Year 2 when they spend about one month with us to familiarize with our business and culture. During their internships in Year 3, they would have gained exposure to more than one manufacturing sub-function for hands-on experience in the site’s operations or other supporting roles in Quality or Site Development.

Upon the start of a scholar’s bond in Novartis Singapore Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, they would join the company in an entry level role as a Manufacturing Biotechnologist, Analyst/Specialist or Engineer in a specific function.

With the multiple career levels available in Novartis, it is common for a scholar to progress in their role after two years or to consider a role in a different function. Novartis encourages associates to take on programmes offered by the Novartis Learning Institute and various learning platforms as part of their continuous learning journey.

Preferred courses of study

  • Engineering (Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial , Mechanical, Electrical, Materials)
  • Science (Pharmacy, Chemistry, Material Science, Biological or Life Sciences)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Infrastructure & Project Management
  • Engineering & Economics