SGInnovate Helix Immersion Programme
SGInnovate’s Helix Immersion Programme (HIP) is a one-year, full time on-job-training programme for biomedical research and academic professionals.
As an on-job-training programme, the HIP will provide a platform for candidates to gain experience in the industry, and apply your research expertise to commercial biotech operations. Applicants may select from roles available with our programme partner companies in one of the following job domains:
- Pharma-level (Therapeutics) project management
- Regulatory affairs
- Chemistry and manufacturing controls
- Absorption, Drug Metabolism, Excretion – Toxicity (ADME-Tox) / Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK)
Interested parties may apply for open roles all-year-round, but submissions will be assessed on a first come, first served basis.
Check out the roles available on the next tab, or find out more about how the programme works below.
Gain hands-on working experience with fast-growing biotech companies
Receive monthly stipends of up to S$7,000 throughout the fellowship
Access further career opportunities in the biotech industry upon completion with support from SGInnovate
Why Should You Join?
Industry Exposure and Opportunities
Undergo on-job-training with an SGInnovate industry partner for 12 months in a lab- and/or non-lab-based role. Upon completion of the programme, you may access further career opportunities in the industry.
Competitive Fellowship Stipend
Receive a monthly stipend of up to S$7,000. Industry partner companies may also extend other full-time employment benefits to trainees as part of the programme.
Managed Industry Transition
Once your application has been successfully submitted and qualified, SGInnovate will facilitate the industry partner matching process.
Get plugged in to the Deep Tech startup and biomedical technology ecosystem through exclusive invites to various SGInnovate industry and community events.
Who Should Apply?
Biomedical research professionals who have an interest in the following four areas:
- ADMET- Toxicity
- Chemistry and Manufacturing Control
- Pharma-level Project Management
- Clinical & Regulatory Affairs
The HIP is currently only open to Singaporeans / PRs. International students interested in Deep Tech industry experience may explore our Summation programme.
Possess research or lab-based background in at least one of the following fields:
- Biochemistry/Pharmacology/Life sciences
- Analytical sciences
- Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
Qualifications & Experience
- MSc, with at least 2-5 years of lab-based or academic experience, OR
- PhD in related fields, and have recently graduated, OR
- PhD in related fields, with 2-5 years of lab-based or academic experience
Please check FAQs for more details
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Frequently asked questions
The Helix Immersion Programme aims to produce talent that will help drive growth of the biotechnology sector in Singapore. For this phase of the programme, we are looking for talent to be trained in Drug Metabolism & PharmacoKinetics (DMPK)-Toxicity, Industry-standard Project Management, Chemistry & Manufacturing Controls (CMC) & Process Engineering, and Clinical/Regulatory Affairs.
You may apply for the programme directly through SGInnovate’s application portal. Descriptions for each role are available on our website.
Yes, you must be able to commit to a full-time traineeship role over a period of 12 months to enrol in the Helix Immersion Programme.
You will need to prepare your CV for upload to the application portal. CVs can be uploaded as either Word or PDF files.
Role rotations may be possible, but will have to be discussed and agreed upon by the Helix Immersion Programme industry partner, SGInnovate and the individual trainees.
Trainees will be assigned a mentor / mentors for the duration of the traineeship, with regular progress-check and feedback sessions scheduled. Formal updates between the industry partner mentor, SGInnovate and the trainee will also be scheduled on a quarterly basis.
No certificates will be issued. However, the traineeship provides multiple platforms to build industry knowledge and experience, as well as key networks with established industry partners.
SGInnovate and the Helix Immersion Programme industry partners will shortlist candidates for interviews based on the CVs submitted.
Shortlisted candidates will then be co-interviewed by SGInnovate and the industry partners for the final selection and placement of the trainee.
No additional tests or assignments will be involved in the selection process.
SGInnovate and the Helix Immersion Programme industry partners expect to confirm and award the traineeships with selected candidates within 3 months after closing of applications.
The stipend will be paid directly to you by the industry partner company. It will not include CPF contributions.
The list of employee benefits available to trainees will be subject to the agreement signed by SGInnovate and the industry partner company. SGInnovate will ensure all agreements are aligned with standard terms and conditions for traineeships according to Singapore Law.
In the event of early termination of the traineeship, there will be a collective appraisal and decision-making process between SGInnovate and the industry partner company to determine if a penalty will be levied.
Full-time roles with the industry partner company may be available to trainees upon completion of the programme, but are not guaranteed. Offers of full-time roles will also depend on additional factors including the performance of the trainee throughout the programme, company priorities etc.
SGInnovate will work with the individual trainee and industry partner companies to understand why full-time roles were not offered. Where performance of the trainee is not a factor, SGInnovate will continue to assist trainees in their search for appropriate placements through its Talent network and resources.