Discover your biotech aspirations
The Helix Immersion Programme (HIP) is a one year, full time on-job-training designed for biomedical academics and research professionals to be industry-ready.
Through this programme, you can expect to further develop 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 biotech domains (not limited to the below listed):
- Pharma-level (Therapeutics) project management
- Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls
- Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) / Absorption, Drug Metabolism, Excretion – Toxicity (ADME-Tox)
- Regulatory affairs
Gain hands-on experience with fast-growing biotech companies and be mentored by industry leaders
Receive monthly stipends of up to S$7,000
Access further career opportunities in the biotech industry upon completion with support from SGInnovate
Bring your science to life
Gain critical industry skills needed for a career in the biomedical field.
Be paired with leading industry mentors that 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Future job opportunities post-fellowship
Towards the end of your programme, we will review your fellowship and discuss a potential full-time placement.
Who Should Apply?
Biomedical research professionals who have an interest in the following biotech 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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Research Scientist/ Sr. Research Scientist (Biologist/Antibody)
Research Scientist (Process Development/CMC)
Scientist (Chemistry and Manufacturing Control)
Asso. Project Manager (Protein Structure)
Asso. Project Manager (Cell Culture)
Process Development – Scientist II
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.
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.