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Legal Trainee

  • Job Title Legal Trainee
  • Function Career Programs
  • Sub Function Non-LDP Intern/Co-Op
  • Category Intern/Co-Op, Non-LDP Intern/Co-Op (C)
  • Location Arlesheim, Basel-Country, Switzerland
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2406174446W
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For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences.

That is why we in Switzerland are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”!

Severely disabled applicants will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified. As part of the Innovative Medicine Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it.

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., an Innovative Medicine Company of Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a:

Legal Trainee

Start date will be May/June 2024

Job Responsibilities:

We are offering a 9 to 12-month legal trainee position (with a possibility of prolongation for maximum another 12 months) to support the Johnson & Johnson Global Legal Organization on a wide range of legal matters and projects, mainly related to the Johnson & Johnson Swiss Campus and Global Innovative Medicine Supply Chain Organization. This legal trainee position offers excellent opportunities to gain first-class, hands-on in-house legal experience within the stimulating, multinational environment of a leading healthcare company.

The Legal Department, located in Allschwil, Switzerland, employs about 15 highly qualified attorneys and counsels having sound and specified knowledge in Swiss and International private law as well as pharmaceutical and intellectual property law. In addition to the Legal Department in Allschwil, you will be part of the global Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine Supply Chain Legal Group, supporting Innovative Medicine Supply Chain within Johnson & Johnson.

During the traineeship program, you will gain experience with advising on a wide range of legal topics within the pharmaceutical business, and you will support on many different legal tasks and projects varying from litigations, internal legal assessments to contract negotiations. You will be granted responsibility and you will have close contact with the business stakeholders within Johnson & Johnson.


  • Completed master’s degree in Swiss Law
  • First working experience in a law firm or in an international company is a plus, as well as other professional experience in the corporate environment
  • Very good knowledge of German and Business-level English skills (written and spoken), additional language is a plus
  • Very good analytical and written skills
  • Proactively taking personal initiative and having a high ability to cope with pressure
  • Team-oriented and entrepreneurially thinking personality
  • High motivation to perform, to discover and learn new things and ability to work independently.

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