About Actelion

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE TO WORK WITH ACTELION?

One of the main reasons for you to become a member of the Actelion organization and stay with the company is the exciting opportunity to make a difference in your area of professional expertise. Actelion’s team spirit and openness to change will enable you to see the actual results of your efforts, and to enjoy the rewarding environment. At Actelion you are challenged to grow professionally, and at the same time encouraged and supported to live a balanced personal life.

Actelion is part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. We are leaders in the science and medicine of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), with over 15 years of experience in this devastating cardiovascular disorder. Our understanding of the complex pathways and molecular mechanisms of this disease has enabled the development of tailored medicines that can make a real difference to patient outcomes.

We are set to continue our leadership in the field of PAH into the mid-2020s, thanks to our assets Opsumit®, Uptravi® (originally discovered by Nippon Shinyaku) and Veletri®.

WHAT BENEFITS DOES ACTELION OFFER ITS EMPLOYEES?

Actelion offers a range of both traditional and non-traditional benefits to help keep employees engaged, while also maintaining a healthy work-life balance. These include health, pension, disability and maternity benefits. Depending on local requirements, additional benefits may be available. We also offer free, confidential counseling for all headquarter employees on both work-related and private matters.

WHO ARE THE PEOPLE BEHIND ACTELION?

Actelion’s founders were drawn together by successful collaboration, complementary skills and a belief in their collective scientific ideas. Having performed pioneering research at Roche, to characterize endothelin – a powerful blood vessel constrictor – and its receptors, the Roche team set out, to discover and develop a new class of anti-hypertensive drugs, so-called endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs).

When Roche decided not to pursue this class of drugs the founders seized the opportunity to realize their ambition. Taking personal risk with their own funding, Actelion’s founders walked away from security at Roche, and following some additional financing, they negotiated the licensing of the compounds they had discovered and developed: tezosentan and bosentan.

In June 2017, Actelion became a member of the Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies. Having built an attractive, growing business with world-class commercial and clinical development capabilities Johnson & Johnson recognized that Actelion would make an excellent fit with their business. Adding Actelion's portfolio to the already strong Janssen Pharmaceuticals business marked a unique opportunity for Johnson & Johnson to expand its portfolio with leading, differentiated in-market medicines and promising late-stage products. For Actelion to be able to leverage Johnson & Johnsons established global presence and commercial strength joining efforts allowed accelerated growth and patient access to these important therapies.

APPLYING TO JOIN ACTELION

DO YOU ACCEPT UNSOLICITED JOB APPLICATIONS?

As recruitment at Actelion is an integrated​ well-functioning process, all global online applications to specific published vacancies must pass through our applicant tracking system and all undergo rigorous consideration.  For this reason we do not accept unsolicited job applications.

By creating a job-seeker account here you can stay informed about suitable openings as soon as they are released and, in turn, be among the first to submit a formal application for our consideration. You can also upload your CV so that our recruiters have the ability to reach out to you directly about openings that might be of interest (please note this is not applicable in all geographies due to local variations in privacy regulations).

Please do not send application documentation or unsolicited job applications to us via email or via our online contact form.

DO YOU ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR WORK EXPERIENCE, TRAINEESHIPS, APPRENTICESHIPS, AND POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS?

All our vacancies – including opportunities for school pupils looking for work experience, traineeships, internships, those relating to completing your thesis as well as postdoctoral opportunities – are published on our career portal. Please search for jobs here and submit an application online.

Please note if there are no open positions you should set up your job seeker account and specify your preferences so that you can be kept informed via email when a suitable opening is released and, in turn, be among the first to submit a formal application for our consideration. Please do not send application documentation or unsolicited job applications to us via email or via our online contact form.

CAN I SEND YOU MY CV BY EMAIL?

As we are an equal opportunity employer that strictly adheres to data privacy laws and regulations, we cannot store any application documentation out with our applicant tracking system. Therefore, please do not send application documentation or unsolicited job applications to us via email or via our online contact form.

7. HOW CAN I SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF A POSITION ISN’T LIVE ON ACTELION.COM ANY LONGER?

Unfortunately, if the position is no longer advertised you will not be able to submit an application as it has likely been filled. As vacancies can close at any time, we strongly recommend that you set up a job seeker account so that you can be alerted via email as soon as a suitable position is published and be among the first to apply.

HOW CAN I REPORT A PROBLEM OR CONTACT YOU?

Please use our online contact form to report any technical problems you encounter or unanswered questions you still have: Click here

If you encounter any technical problems browsing our career portal or submitting an online application, please be as specific as possible when describing the problem.  As a minimum please ensure you include an overview of the steps you took, your operating system, your device name/model, as well as a copy of any error text you were presented with.

HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT TO WAIT FOR A RESPONSE TO MY APPLICATION?

Our recruiting team reviews applications as quickly as possible, however please note due to the volume of applications we receive to certain positions, unfortunately it can sometimes take longer than we would like before we get back to you with a response – this can stretch to several weeks in some cases. We get back to all applicants with a decision as soon as we can. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT MY JOB APPLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED?

We will send you a confirmation email as soon as we receive your application. Please ensure you add noreply@actelion.com to your email whitelist. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please sign in to your job seeker account https://careers.actelion.com and verify that your email address is correct. If it is, please check your spam filter in case our email has been blocked. If your email address is incorrect, please check that the status of your job application is showing as “Application received” or “Under review”. If you still have any doubt please contact us via this form.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IF I AM INVITED TO INTERVIEW?

A member of our team will contact you by telephone or email to confirm the details if you have been selected for interview. This could involve a telephone interview, an in-person interview or a videoconference interview depending on the vacancy.

In hiring new employees, Actelion looks for people who are inspired by innovation, and are flexible, enthusiastic and hands-on in any role. During the selection process you meet the key people in the relevant work areas as well as Human Resources professionals, and you will have an opportunity to receive important insights and get a feel for the spirit of the company. The job interviews (and in some cases, assessment exercises) are based on Actelion’s Core Competencies, representing the fundamental requirements necessary for high performance in each role across the organization. In candidates Actelion looks not only for professional knowledge and experience, but also for the potential for further growth.

DO YOU PROVIDE PERSONAL FEEDBACK IF MY APPLICATION IS NOT SUCCESSFUL?

Unfortunately due to the volume of applications we receive we cannot provide personalized feedback to all applicants, however we always do our best to provide constructive personalized feedback to unsuccessful candidates who have attended an interview.

MY ACCOUNT

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE FORGOTTEN MY USER NAME AND/OR PASSWORD?

If you have forgotten your user name and/or password please click the “Forgot your user name” or “Forgot your password” link at the sign-in page . Due to data privacy issues if you have forgotten either of these details and you no longer have access to the email address that was used during your initial registration you will have to create an new account using a different email address.

HOW CAN I SET UP EMAIL ALERTS REGARDING NEW VACANCIES?

Once you have created a job seeker account you can specify your job preferences and opt in to receive email alerts as soon as a new matching vacancy is published. Please click here, click “SIGN IN” then “New User” and complete the registration process.

I NO LONGER WISH TO RECEIVE EMAIL ALERTS TO NEW VACANCIES – HOW CAN I OPT OUT?

Please log in to your account, click your name at the top-right corner, click “profile” in the dropdown, then un-tick the box that states “Send an email notification whenever a new position matching this profile is posted“.

HOW CAN I DELETE MY JOB SEEKER ACCOUNT?

Please refer to our privacy statement for instructions detailing how you can request your job seeker account to be deleted.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM ASKED FOR PAYMENT TO PROGRESS A JOB APPLICATION?

Please beware of scam/fake recruitment offers that claim to be from Actelion. Such scams can be from various sources on the internet using either fake company websites or sending unsolicited emails from fake Actelion recruiters. The intention is to obtain personal data or money from victims by offering jobs that do not exist.

Actelion would never ask for payment to progress a job application.

When in doubt please check if the position is posted on this site or contact us via the online form here before applying for such positions.

DOES ACTELION OFFER EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATION?

Actelion respects the right of all employees to join a legally recognized employee association and complies with all laws relating to employee representation. Employees can choose to be represented by legally recognized unions, works councils or similar organizations. We strive to set up and maintain an open dialogue with employees and their representatives.

WHAT IS ACTELION’S POSITION ON HUMAN RIGHTS?

Actelion complies fully with all relevant laws, rules and regulations governing labor, employment and the employment relationship in all the countries in which we conduct business.

Due to the nature of our business we do not consider any of our operations to be at risk of human rights violations such as child labor, forced or compulsory labor, or infringements of indigenous rights. All of our operations respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

WHAT IS ACTELION’S PRIVACY POLICY?

Career Portal

Career Portal

Actelion has a career portal which allows you to search - and apply - for our global job opportunities. You can also set up job alerts to see new vacancies as soon as they arise.

"I love the way we actually talk to people, visiting offices, not just email."

Manager, Corporate Communications