Principal Scientist Preclinical PK/PD Modelling and Simulation

Boehringer Ingelheim

Principal Scientist Preclinical PK/PD Modelling and Simulation

Boehringer Ingelheim

Biberach, Germany


At Boehringer Ingelheim we develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company, we focus on long-term performance. We believe that, if we have talented and ambitious people who are passionate about innovation, there is no limit to what we can achieve; after all, we started with just 28 people. Now, we are powered by 50,000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture.


Apply your passion. Live Science. Grow People.

As a Principal Scientist for preclinical PK/PD Modelling and Simulation you will be an integral part of our multidisciplinary teams and drive our ‘learn-and-confirm’ mentality. You will improve your leadership skills by supervising and guiding Scientists as well as by contributing to external collaborations. Expand your own skillset by being a project team representative for all drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic disciplines within our project teams or by coordinating the modelling and simulation activities for one of our therapeutic areas.

The mission of our Research Department ‘Drug Discovery Sciences’ is to find high quality first-in-class drug candidates. Our ambition is to strongly contribute to breakthrough therapeutic concepts, to provide excellence in drug screening, profiling, and optimization and finally to ensure seamless transition of drug candidates to Development. Join our Modelling & Simulation Team at the company’s largest Research & Development site.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • As a Principal Scientist, you will coordinate modelling and simulation recourses to ensure adequate design and analyses of PK and PD experiments;
  • You will ensure timely delivery of state-of-the-art M&S approaches throughout drug discovery;
  • You will guide and develop research scientists, as well as junior scientists, including e.g., PhD students;
  • You will represent Research DMPK in international Research Project Teams. This includes external collaborations and support of in licensing activities;
  • You will drive and create awareness on model-informed drug discovery by external collaborations, peer reviewed publications as well as scientific presentations;
  • You will shape and implement PK/PD modelling strategies and approaches for specific Therapeutic Areas/Indications.


  • PhD in a field related to pharmacometrics, applied mathematics, systems biology, bioinformatics or similar;
  • In depth understanding of PK/PD Modelling and Simulation, as well as pharmacology- and DMPK-related topics;
  • Extensive relevant professional experience in PK/PD modelling and simulation;
  • Proven skills in PK, PK/PD, and/or longitudinal disease modelling. Proficiency in (statistical) programming languages (e.g., R) and pharmacometric tools (e.g. Phoenix WinNonLin, NONMEM);
  • Experience in leading people, e.g., in matrix-style project teams led by peers;
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate/work in international multi-disciplinary teams, and to communicate complex PK/PD analyses to the project teams and in stakeholder meetings.


We will continue to hire talented people and we look forward to receiving your applications. As a result of COVID-19, we have introduced alternative working arrangements to ensure that our employees can stay safe and healthy, because the health of our employees is among our top priorities. At all company locations, we work remotely whenever possible. Additionally, we are now hosting virtual video interviews for applicants. During the limited in-person interviews we still have during this time, we pay special attention to distance and the hygiene rules recommended by the Robert Koch Institute. New employees who do not start on site in production or the laboratories are sent the necessary IT equipment, our Welcome Days take place online, and we plan to conduct their onboarding training virtually whenever possible.


This is where you can grow, collaborate, innovate and improve lives.

We offer challenging work in a respectful and friendly global working environment surrounded by a world of innovation driven mindsets and practices. In addition, learning and development for all employees is key, because your growth is our growth. We also offer a competitive salary, generous amount of vacation time, and numerous benefits towards your wellness & financial health and work-life balance. Plus, an onsite gym (Ingelheim), in-house doctor and best-in-class cafeterias and coffee bars to keep you energized and healthy. To learn more about what benefits could be waiting for you, please visit our Career area.

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Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which benefits our employees, patients and communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


Please contact our Recruiting EMEA Team: Artur Reich, Tel: +49 (7351) 54-175904.

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