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Trainee - Human Resources
About the Role
This is a 6-month full-time traineeship based in our Allschwil HQ. The ideal commencement date is in January or February 2017.
Reporting directly to the Human Resources Director, you will have exposure to all levels in our organization across our global affiliates in more than 30 countries.
You will be given the opportunity to largely define the content of your own role by applying your recent educational experiences in a very practical manner across a broad range of HR focus areas. These will be specifically tailored to suit your own professional development needs and personal interests / future career ambitions.
Tasks you might conduct include the creation of communication materials for our Compensation and Benefits; driving some HR initiatives/projects assisting with the definition and implementation of HR policies and procedures; or even conducting research in to best practices in a wide variety of HR topics and contributing to the continuous improvement of our own internal HR activities.
You will be expected to constructively and positively challenge our current ways of thinking and acting as well as identify areas where you believe there is room for improvement.
About the Company
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a leading biopharmaceutical company employing over 2,500 dedicated professionals covering all key markets around the world – including Europe, the US, Japan, China, Russia and Mexico. Headquartered in Allschwil, near Basel, Switzerland, our functional, award-winning Actelion Center is a symbol of our innovative spirit and culture.
We are searching for breakthrough medicines for high unmet medical needs and this inspires and motivates all of us to work towards achieving our overriding mission: to treat more patients with groundbreaking therapies.
Besides highly competitive compensation and tangible benefits, would you like to have a noticeable impact and enjoy our culture of innovation, trust and teamwork? Do you want to grow in a different kind of company with an enthusiastic, stimulating environment fostered by open communication and a results-driven approach? Then we welcome your application to join our team in the role of Trainee - Human Resources.
You are currently completing your Master’s studies (in HR, Management, Psychology or a related field) and are looking for a traineeship of 6 months working in HR within a global organization in Basel.
You possess strong interpersonal and listening skills and have the ability to communicate openly and effectively with stakeholders at all seniority-levels throughout our diverse organization.
You have high levels of motivation, passion, and the drive to constantly learn and develop your own knowledge and skills.
You possess fluent English language skills (both written and spoken) and high levels of computer/software literacy.
How to apply
Please upload your CV as well as a covering letter outlining your personal motivation for this position, what examples from your educational/professional/personal life prove that you meet the requirements listed in the “About you” section of this advert, and confirmation that you are available to start in January or February 2017.Please note applications that do not include these points will not be considered.
What Actelion Offers
The research facilities are located in Allschwil, Switzerland, a suburb of Basel on the borders of France and Germany.