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The following information is not curated chronologically. Check with the respective websites for the latest updates.


  • Merck Innovation Cup 2020

From June 20 - 26, 2020, Merck will be hosting the 10th Anniversary Innovation Cup Summer Camp ( near Frankfurt, Germany. Postdocs and post-graduate students on their way towards a Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, biotechnology, bioinformatics, computer sciences, data sciences, informatics, biochemistry, pharmacy, engineering or related fields are invited to apply. The participating teams have the chance to win the Innovation Cup award endowed with EUR 20,000 for the most convincing project plan, plus EUR 5,000 for the runner-up.

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  • Gap Summit 2020

Global Biotech Revolution Gap Summit is a 3-day conference, which will provide the bio-leaders of tomorrow with a comprehensive overview of current and future biotechnology trends and issues, inciting discussion about world challenges that can be met by biotechnological application. The 2020 edition of Gap Summit will be held from March 31st to April 1st, 2020 at the University of Cambridge, UK. More details and application:


  • Amsterdam Biobusiness Summer School 2020

BioBusiness Summer School is a five-day course for academics who are contemplating a career switch to industry and young professionals in their first industry jobs. During the five day program, you will learn basic knowledge of main business topics, such as product development, intellectual property rights, business models and finance. More information:

  • Copenhagen Biobusiness Summer School 2019

The annual summer school is a 5-day activity where industry experts within various fields such as marketing, regulatory affairs, finance accounting, intellectual property rights, consulting, strategy implementation, bioentrepreneurship and much more come to share their knowledge and expertise. The next BBSS will be held from the 12th - 16th of August 2019. More details:

  • Merck GoGlobal graduate programs

24 month, entry-level, functional/generalist graduate programs for newly-minted Ph.D. graduates at different verticals and locations of Merck group. More info:

  • Merck Innovation Summer School 

The innovation summer school is a 3-month long Bootcamp at Merck's Innovation Center in Darmstadt, Germany. ~10 Ph.D. and Masters's students work on problems and come up with innovative solutions. At the end, they present it to a jury. More info:

  • Roche RISE internships

The Roche Internships for Scientific Exchange (RiSE) Programme invites Ph.D. and medical students to gain insight into drug discovery & development at one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. More info: 

  • Novartis postdoctoral fellowships

Innovation fellowships:

Discovery fellowships:

  • Novartis 2020 Academic-to-Industry Hackathon


The Novartis Quantitative Science Academia-to-Industry Hackathon is a two-week event to give graduate students and postdocs hands-on training and on-the-job experience focusing on real-world problems in pharmaceutical drug development. The program is targeted to graduate students and postdocs in the quantitative sciences. More info:

  • Flagship pioneering fellows program

A 12-week paid summer program where exceptional innovator-entrepreneurs help create the next disruptive life science startups. This program is exclusively for Ph.D., M.D., M.S., and science-minded M.B.A. students who are within one year of graduating or have just done so. More info:

  • Genentech 4-year post-doctoral fellowship program

Genentech’s four-year postdoctoral program pairs PhD graduates with world-class scientists to conduct research of the highest caliber.

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