Helix Programme | SGInnovate

SGInnovate Helix Immersion Programme
For Talent

SGInnovate’s Helix Immersion Programme (HIP) is a one-year on-job training programme that enables biomedical research and academic professionals to gain industry experience in lab- and/or non-lab-based roles. HIP covers areas such as project management and regulatory affairs, as well as chemistry and manufacturing controls and ADMET (DMPK-Tox).

Access varied career opportunities in the biomedical technology industry and help shape the sector’s next stage of growth. The programme is expected to begin accepting applications in September 2022.

Register your interest for updates on the upcoming Helix Immersion Programme.

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Industry Exposure and  

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.

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Competitive Fellowship  

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.

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Managed Industry  

Once your application has been successfully submitted and qualified, SGInnovate will facilitate the industry partner matching process.

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Get plugged in to the Deep Tech startup and biomedical technology ecosystem through exclusive invites to various SGInnovate industry and community events.

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On-Job-Training with  

Work with mentors throughout the structured on-job-training programme to gain experience with critical functions and job roles in biotech companies.

Register your interest for updates on the upcoming Helix Immersion Programme.

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Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents who have an interest in the following four areas:

  •  ADMET- Toxicity
  •  Chemistry and Manufacturing Control
  •  Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
  •  Pharma-level Project Management
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Possess research or lab-based background in at least one of the following fields:

  •  Biochemistry/Pharmacology/Life sciences
  •  Analytical sciences
  •  Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
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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

Register your interest for updates on the upcoming Helix Immersion Programme.

What are the types of roles offered through the programme?


The Helix Immersion Programme (HIP) aims to produce talent who can drive growth of the biomed technology sector in Singapore. HIP is currently 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. More tracks/ specialisations will be rolled out later on.

Trainees will be able to assess available roles with the industry partners and other relevant ecosystem companies upon completion of the programme.

Offers of full-time roles from the industry partners will also depend on factors including the performance of the trainee throughout the programme, company priorities etc. Where full-time roles were not offered, SGInnovate will work with individual trainee and industry partner companies to understand why.

SGInnovate will continue to assist trainees in their search for appropriate placements through its Talent network and resources if performance of the trainee was not a factor.

Register your interest on this webpage to receive the latest updates. Descriptions for each role will become available on the SGInnovate website once the programme is open for applications.

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.

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 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.

Applications are expected to open in September 2022, with awarded traineeships expected to kick off in January 2023. You can register your interest for the programme now and be informed when it opens.

Role rotations may be possible, but will have to be discussed and agreed upon by the Helix Immersion Programme industry partner, SGInnovate and individual trainees.

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.

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.

Register your interest for updates on application details for the
SGInnovate Helix Immersion Programme