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Position at Novartis, Basel

Hi, i am completing my PhD from a US univ. and has an interview offer from Novartis Pharma, Basel. I was wondering what is a typical salary range for a fresh PhD entering into the company at full-time position (not as post-doc fellow). I have an idea about the salary range in US, so i want to just have a fair comparison.

I got an idea of the living expenses there by reading the posts on this forum. thank you all for that.

I will be looking forward to the responses. thanks.
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It depends very much what you have a PhD on, also your job title etc.
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thank you Angela. I will have my PhD in chemical engineering. I do not know what specific position I am interviewing for yet but it will be for "fresh PhDs entering as full time position".
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thank you Angela. I will have my PhD in chemical engineering. I do not know what specific position I am interviewing for yet but it will be for "fresh PhDs entering as full time position".
I am sorry I have no idea in that area...maybe someone else but with a fresh PhD maybe 90 000...or am I being cheap guys?
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Re: Position at Novartis, Basel

90,000 sounds very good to me; my first position here was 75,000 CHF with a PhD in Chemistry but for a smaller biotech.

However, then again there are loads of extras that a big company can potentially offer like, flexi time, childcare facilities, chance to buy more holidays, opportunities for progression, good pension fund, additional health cover, etc.

Sometimes these things can amount to quite a bit of money.

And 75,000 is enough to live quite comfortably here (even if you are supporting your partner) you just got to be canny with the money!!!
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Re: Position at Novartis, Basel

Whatever they offer it's likely to be a what you could expect for a similar role in a similar company.. Novartis (and Roche etc) actually employ people whose main job is to make sure that salary offers meet the local market demands.
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Whatever they offer it's likely to be a what you could expect for a similar role in a similar company.. Novartis (and Roche etc) actually employ people whose main job is to make sure that salary offers meet the local market demands.
Exactly, you're unlikley to get stiffed by the big boys... especially if they're dragging you in from overseas.
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