Principal Scientist - Computational Biology - 208421

Boehringer Ingelheim

Principal Scientist - Computational Biology - 208421

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.


A lot to do despite Corona! Boehringer Ingelheim is still looking for new colleagues!

Global Computational Biology and Digital Science (GCBDS) is a global team at Boehringer-Ingelheim supporting our therapeutic areas with high-class computational and genomic analysis in their effort to provide novel, first-in class therapeutics to improve patient’s health.

For our team in Biberach an der Riss we are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic principal scientist to support the therapeutic areas of respiratory and cancer-immunology research by combining scientific excellence with a goal and stakeholder-orientated mindset.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • As Principal Scientist, you are responsible for stakeholder management for one of our therapeutic areas (TA);
  • Together with the TA, you conceive and manage the implementation of data-driven solutions to support target identification, target-driven research and the presentation of results to your stakeholders and the TA and Global Computational Biology and Digital Science (GCBDS) management board;
  • In a collaborative manner with the TA and the GCBDS management you design, establish, maintain and control internal/external collaborations in data-driven biomedical and pharmaceutical research;
  • As an expert in computational analysis, you guide expert-level computational scientists, Post-Docs and PhD students and will perform your own numeric implementations;
  • You maintain close relationships with other members of BIs computational biology, the computational biology NGS lab, BIs experimental researchers and external international collaborators for data analysis, data interpretation and data presentation;
  • As a result, you generate data-driven biological hypotheses that can be successfully tested experimentally and that provide an upside potential to our drug target Pipeline.


  • Doctoral degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, (Bio)physics/-mathematics, Biochemistry/Biology or similar with strong quantitative focus and excellent programming skills. Alternatively master´s degree with several years of long-term proficiency in an international Environment;
  • An established reputation in the field of computational biology, systems biology or alike including a network of national and international collaborations;
  • Experience in scientific leadership including the successful supervision of post-Doc and PhD students;
  • Good programming skills (R/Bioconductor and/or Python preferred);
  • A high-class publication record including several senior authorship publications;
  • Experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing data sets using network biology, pathway enrichment and integrated –omics analyses.


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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