How to apply for the Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship-2020

Are you searching for a fellowship? Novartis, USA is offering an Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020 to Science and engineering students. Applications for Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship are invited from eligible and interested candidates. Read this article and get details like eligibility, duration, application process and selection procedure of this fellowship.

About the Novartis Innovation Fellowship

Novartis, USA have very well talented, dedicated and accountable people from diverse fields. The company endeavour to set free the people to fulfil the purpose of reimagining medicine. The company also cultivate a culture that is enthused, curious and empowered. At Novartis, research team train and make the scientific leaders. The Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship provides an opportunity to aspirant to join the Novartis teams at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR). The main objective of this fellowship is to provide the first-hand experience in the design and development of breakthrough therapies and innovative technologies to innovation fellows by NIBR scientific leaders.

Name of the fellowship

Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020.


The fellows will be called Innovation Postdoctoral Fellows.

Research areas

The candidates can take up the research in any scientific or technical fields like chemistry, biology, chemical biology, biophysics, computational and data sciences, engineering, and more.

Posting of fellows

After selection fellows will be posted at Novartis, USA.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  1. Early-career scientists are eligible to apply. They have to apply within 3 years of receiving their MD and/or PhD.
  2. They should have strong publications or other scientific achievements.
  3. They must have an entrepreneurial attitude and endless inquisitiveness.
  4. They must have the keen to transforming scientific discoveries into medicines that improve human health.

Position description

The Innovation Postdoctoral Fellows will have to work in the USA for a specific period. Applicants must have good knowledge in any of the areas of science and engineering like biology, biophysics, chemical biology, chemistry, computational and data sciences, engineering, and more.
  • Boot camp: There will be organised a fully immersive boot camp which will cover the fundamentals of drug discovery and development and it will be mandatory for each fellow to attend this boot camp.
  • Mentorship & access to technology: Innovation Fellows will be mentored by selected NIBR scientists and have access to state-of-the-art technology platforms of NIBR.
  • Rotations: Innovation Fellows will have to follow a customized rotation schedule in both scientific and business-related disciplines.
  • Fireside chats: Innovation fellows will also get an opportunity for informational chats with local leaders in academia and industry.
  • Community: Innovation Fellows will have to join Discovery Fellows in the postdoctoral community with dedicated events like the annual Research Day Symposium.

Fellowship duration

Duration of this postdoctoral fellowship program is 2-3 years.

How to apply

  • Interested candidates will have to send their updated CV along with a cover letter.
  • Candidates will have to mention in the cover letter about a prospective area of unfulfilled medical need where they could make an impact.

Mode of selection

  • After receiving, a review team comprised of NIBR discipline experts will screen and evaluate all the applications.
  • Finally selected candidates will be sent offer letters and invited to Cambridge, MA or Basel campus for an all-day interview.

Last date to apply

Applications are being accepted from February 14 to April 14, 2020 for Cambridge, MA site and from February 24 to April 24, 2020 for Basel site.

Other important dates

Date of interview: in June 2020.
Start of the fellowship programme: in September 2020

Contact information

For any query, you can drop an email to

Official notification of Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship programme can be checked on the website of Novartis.


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