Head of Laboratory - Chemical Characterization

Boehringer Ingelheim

Head of Laboratory - Chemical Characterization

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 in cutting-edge analytical science. Lead and grow experienced people.

Take advantage of your experience, lead an agile team of skilled technicians and scientists, and actively contribute to international Research project teams to assure long-term profitability of a globally leading and family-owned pharmaceutical company.

As Head of Laboratory, you combine a strong pharma industry background with deep scientific expertise in chemical analysis and physicochemical characterization. In addition, you are a creative driver of change, with experience in leadership roles within pharmaceutical Research and Development.

We are offering the exciting opportunity to join our team of highly innovative physicochemical compound profilers and formulation scientists as a Head of Laboratory within Drug Discovery Sciences, located in Biberach an der Riss, the company’s largest Research & Development site.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • In your new role, you lead a team focused on the physicochemical/analytical characterization (e.g. stability, purity, solubility) of new molecular entities with focus on small molecules but also including peptides and oligonucleotides;
  • You work in close collaboration with colleagues in Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) development functions to assure a seamless transfer of clinical development candidates from research to development;
  • Responsibility for outsourcing activities of the group at contract research organizations is part of your profile too;
  • You coordinate the supervision of different IT systems within the group (e.g. LIMS, EMPOWER, compound databases);
  • It is also part of your responsibility to ensure high-level education and personal development of the team through the scientific and technological guidance of technicians;
  • In international research project teams, you represent all CMC related topics, you actively contribute to the characterization and selection of clinical development candidates and you provide CMC specific scientific guidance to the team. 


  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry or related discipline, alternatively Master’s degree with several years professional experience in the pharmaceutical industry;
  • Longtime professional experience in leading scientists and technicians within the pharmaceutical industry;
  • Several years of relevant experience in the area of chemical analysis and physicochemical characterization of new chemical entities (focus on small molecules but also including peptides and oligonucleotides);
  • State of the art knowledge in analytical technologies (e.g. HPLC-UV/MS, spectroscopic methods, light scattering);
  • An excellent overview of scientific literature and an already established scientific network round up you profile;
  • Teamplayer with strong communication skills in German and English.


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.

Want to learn more about us? Visit https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/.

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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