Hybrid Postgraduate internship Packaging & Device Development

Novartis  ·  Basel, Schweiz · Hybrid

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About The Role

We are looking for a recent graduate of packaging science / material science / engineering who will support our sustainability team to ensure that our goals to be PVC free in packaging by 2025 and carbon neutral by 2030 are met! This is a great opportunity to get insight into the operation of a global development team and to support the implementation of sustainable primary packaging for solid products.

Preferred start date: as soon as possible

Latest start date: May 1, 2024

Duration: until late December

As member of the polymer blister team you will be responsible for the registration of the blister machine status of Novartis production sites in terms of its future use for mono and mono like polymer blisters and/or for the elaboration of a concept for the pin hole detection of polymer blister base foils.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Registration of blister machine status of Novartis production sites
  • Compile an overview of available blister machines at Novartis Operations
  • Record critical processing parameters applied for commercial production of thermoform blisters
  • List the mechanical configuration of available machines regarding its suitability for sustainable blisters
  • Compile URS for pin hole detection
  • Search for potential physical methods / solutions and companies dealing with pin hole detection
  • General support of the PVC free/sustainable primary packaging team on request; e.g. potential support of material trials, support of lab activities, etc

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Role Requirements

Essential requirements:

  • Recent Bachelor or Master graduate (no PhD) of packaging science, material science or any other relevant engineering discipline (graduation max. ca. 12 months ago)
  • Independent working style
  • Presentation and scientific/technical writing skills
  • Business-level English; German beneficial

Desirable requirements:

  • Knowledge of / initial experiences in primary packaging, packaging analytics and packaging processes
  • Basic knowledge of project management

Please submit a cover letter that includes your motivation for the position and from when you will be available. Thank you.

Why Novartis

Helping people with disease and their families takes more than innovative science. It takes a community of smart, passionate people like you. Collaborating, supporting and inspiring each other. Combining to achieve breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Ready to create a brighter future together?

Accessibility and accommodation:

Novartis is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to all individuals. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, or in order to receive more detailed information about the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to, and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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Business Unit


Work Location


Company/Legal Entity

Novartis Pharma AG

Functional Area

Interns/Students on Novartis Payroll

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work


Early Talent


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