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Helix
 

Discover your biomedical aspirations

The Helix Immersion Programme (HIP) is a one year, full time on-job-training designed for individuals who are looking to grow their careers in the life science industry.

 

Through this programme, you can look forward to applying and developing your scientific expertise beyond academia, be exposed to a range of productisation cycles in the industry, and gain a deeper appreciation of biomedical innovation.

 

Explore roles available with our partner companies in a variety of domains (not limited to the below listed):

  • Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls
  • Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) / Absorption, Drug Metabolism, Excretion – Toxicity (ADME-Tox)
  • Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
  • Product Development
  • Project Management (Pharma-level/MedTech)
     
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    Gain hands-on experience with fast-growing Biotech and MedTech companies and be mentored by industry leaders

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    Receive monthly stipends of up to S$7,000

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    Access further career opportunities in the biomedical industry upon completion with support from SGInnovate

Bring science to life

Gain critical industry skills needed for a career in the biomedical field.

Mentorship guidance

Be paired with leading industry mentors who can help encourage your development and growth.

Continuous skill progression

Build in-demand skills relevant to your field of study while further enhancing your science and research expertise.

Make a difference

Be part of initiatives that can help shape the future of biomedical science.

Networking Opportunities

Meet key industry thoughtleaders and get exclusive invites to various biomedical industry events and workshops.

Take the first step into your biomedical career

Come onboard and make an impact beyond the labs. Leverage this opportunity to build your career.

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When you are ready, click Apply Now

Prepare your updated CV, as well as scanned copies of educational certificates and other relevant supporting documents before you start your application.

 

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Application review underway

After submitting your application, the SGInnovate team will carefully assess your suitability for your preferred roles. Expect to hear from us within 5 - 10 business days.

 

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Interview with placement company

Gear up for your interview with your choice company! Fret not, an SGInnovate representative will be supporting and guiding you every step of the way.

 

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Offer and onboarding

If you have made it this far, congratulations! Throughout your 12-month fellowship, we will ensure a smooth integration into your role and conduct regular check-ins.

 

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Future job opportunities post-fellowship

Towards the end of your programme, we will review your fellowship and discuss a potential full-time placement.

 

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Who Should Apply?

 

Profile​

Biomedical research professionals who have an interest in the following areas:

  • DPMK/ADMET- Toxicology 
  • Chemistry and Manufacturing Control
  • Project Management (Pharma-level/MedTech) 
  • Product Development 
  • 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.

 

Skills

Possess research or lab-based background in at least one of the following fields:

  • Analytical sciences
  • Biochemistry/Pharmacology/Life Sciences
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering (Bio, Chemical, Mechanical)
 

Qualifications & Experience

Post-graduates fulfilling the following criteria may apply:

  • MSc, with at least 2-5 years of lab-based or academic experience, OR
  • PhD* in related fields, with up to 5 years of lab-based or academic experience

*Fresh PhD Graduates welcome!
 

Please check FAQs for more details

The Helix Immersion Programme is open for applications.

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Gain industry experience with SGInnovate programme partners

Explore roles in Biotech and MedTech. Click on the cards below to find out more. 

Click on the button to apply, or refer to the FAQs for more information.

Auristone

Product Developer (Epigenomic Profiling in Clinical Practice)

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Axcynsis Therapeutics

Research Scientist/ Sr. Research Scientist (Biologist/Antibody)

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BetaLife

Research Scientist (Process Development/CMC)

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Biosyngen

Project and Business Development Manager

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Mesh Bio

Bioinformatics Scientist

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Mirxes

Senior Research Officer, Genomics

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Mirxes

Bioinformatics Scientist

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Mirxes

Research Scientist, Genomics (NGS Assay development)

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PairX Bio

Scientist/Senior Scientist

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Xenolis

Research Scientist

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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. 

Start dates are flexible and should be agreed upon between the organisation and the Talent prior to signing the agreement.

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.  

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