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Application Business Support Internship

Schaftenau, Austria
Closing date
May 28, 2023

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74! The number of development projects involving medical devices in Novartis. Without a safe, user friendly, high-quality drug delivery system our patients cannot take their medicine. The Compliance, Systems and Operations team in Schaftenau needs you to accelerate one of the most diverse and innovative drug portfolios in the pharma industry. By creating opportunities for efficient data management for the device design history, you allow us to remove hurdles and enable agile development!

We are looking for a Computer Science or Computer Engineering student to join our Technical Research & Development Group based in Schaftenau on a 6-month internship until the end od 2023. You’ll be supporting data creation, automations and improvement projects within the Technical Research & Development Device organization working in a cross-functional teams.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and improvement of key processes for device development [in compliance with the EU Medical Device Regulations and ISO 13485 as well as US regulations 21 CFR Part 4 and 21 CFR Part 820] as well as contributing to the digital strategy.

This role will cover 40% (2 days) per week and the minimum salary on offer is €43,548.40 pro rata

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Polarion application business support
o Being Super User for the Polarion application.
o Supporting business users in usage of Polarion.
o Solving the first level issues in using Polarion.
o Training business users to get Polarion access and be a project assignable.
o Working with business users to identify inefficiencies and obstacles in Polarion as opportunity for new improvement.
• Help in creating and/or improving Polarion interface to improve the user experience.
• Support the different testing activities for the new releases of Polarion.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

• Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Quick learner, quality focused, good communication and collaboration skills, autonomous and self-driven.
• Knowledge in data structures and databases (e.g. SQL) as well as process automations (like Power Apps or Power Automate).
• Programming skills in Python, XML, HTML, Java or similar programming languages.
• English both spoken and written is a must, German and French a plus.

Desirable requirements
• Medical device knowledge through university studies or direct work experience.
• Knowledge of regulatory standards for medical devices and/or combination products.
• Knowledge in statistics

Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here:


At Novartis, we are reimagining medicine.

Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives. We use innovative science and technology 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.

Novartis has one of the industry’s most competitive pipelines. Many of these projects, which include new molecular entities as well as additional indications and different formulations for marketed products, are for medicines that could significantly advance treatment standards for patients worldwide.

We have entered an exciting era in health and biomedical innovation. Powered by our incredible colleagues, supported by our flexible-hybrid working model, new AI powered learning, personal growth and career platform and a refreshed commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, we are well-poised to help lead this transformative moment for our industry and for ourselves. Join Us!

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