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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.