Novartis provides healthcare solutions that improve and extend people’s lives. We use science-based innovation to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. Our company is focused on industry-leading divisions with innovation power and global scale: pharmaceuticals, eye care and generic medicines

Job Position: Student Intern

Job Location: Lagos

Job Description

  1. The department of Analytics at Novartis will have four internship positions available for approximately 3 months (or up to 6 months in an exceptional circumstance) in 2024.
  2. Our internship typically runs during the summer months (May – August, with some flexibility, as necessary) and interns may be located in our Lagos, Nigeria office or Accra, Ghana office.
  3. This internship will provide motivated students with exposure to the pharmaceutical industry, and with the opportunity to work on the application or development of statistical, machine learning or pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics modeling methods in drug development, under the supervision of a senior-level quantitative scientist.
  4. Depending on nature of specific drug development questions, interns may employ variety of quantitative methods, including machine learning (e.g., deep learning), survival analyses, causal inference, Bayesian statistics, disease progression modeling and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics modeling, among other quantitative methods.
  5. Interns will also attend seminars and other activities to enhance their understanding of the drug development process.
  6. There will be opportunities for interns to present their project results to quantitative scientists and other key stakeholders.

Job Requirements

  1. Candidates should be graduate-level students in Biostatistics, Statistics, Pharmacometrics, Engineering or in a related discipline. Recent (no longer than 18 months post-graduation) graduates in these areas of study are also in scope.
  2. Good written and oral communication skills in English are required
  3. Programming skills in a statistical programming language such as SAS or R are expected.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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