Zurich Life Science Day 2021: A virtual success!

On February 4 2021, Vifor Pharma participated in the 12th edition of the Zurich Life Science Day, the largest Swiss job fair for life science, chemistry and biology students, post-graduates and young professionals.

The one-day career fair moved online this year, but this did not prevent our teams engaging with hundreds of enthusiastic students interested in a career in the pharma industry.

What happened at the event?

2,000 students joined the virtual event, with more than 500 enthusiastic graduates and young professionals visiting the Vifor Pharma booth during the course of the day.

Colleagues from almost every department of the company including R&D, Patient Access and Human Resources were present during the event to answer questions, discuss career opportunities and share personal insights into their experiences of working at Vifor Pharma.

Many attendees were interested to learn more about the opportunities in entry-level positions, internships for undergraduate and graduate students and even student part-time jobs.

“Even though we were not able to host a physical booth this year, we were delighted to take part virtually. The event gave us the opportunity to meet the next generation of top talent and potentially recruit the future stars of Vifor Pharma who will join our mission to help patients lead better, healthier lives. Students, post-graduates and young professionals were all very interested in career opportunities within the Group and gained valuable insights from our employees’ experiences. As we continue to receive fantastic feedback from students, we can’t wait to see where these conversations lead!” commented Carolina Ponchione, Head Executive Search and Employer Branding at Vifor Pharma. Don’t worry if you missed the chance to meet us at Zurich Life Science Day this year – take a look at our job opportunities to see what roles we currently have available.