Senior/Principal Translational Medicine & Clinical Biomarker Lead - Central Nervous System (CNS) Diseases

Boehringer Ingelheim

Senior/Principal Translational Medicine & Clinical Biomarker Lead - Central Nervous System (CNS) Diseases

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma

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!

We are offering exciting opportunities in Germany to join the global department Translational Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology (TMCP). TMCP is accountable for bringing clinical development compounds across all therapeutic areas to the early clinical development milestone of Proof-of-Clinical-Principle (PoCP) by applying state-of-the-art biomarker and translational approaches.

Tasks & responsibilities as Senior Translational Medicine & Clinical Biomarker Lead

  • As a member or leader of BI´s Early Clinical Development team, you will define high quality and innovative clinical biomarker strategies. Through such biomarker strategies, you enable your projects to achieve the important early clinical milestone PoCP;
  • In close collaboration with BI´s Biomarker Technology Platforms and other internal and external partners, you will be accountable for the successful implementation of the biomarker strategy in clinical studies across all phases, incl. submission;
  • You will design and execute exploratory translational medicine studies to ensure a better characterization of patient populations or to qualify biomarkers in close collaboration with internal scientists and leading external experts. This may include your participation in academic and industrial consortia;
  • You take over a leading role in the implementation of Precision Medicine concepts in assigned projects, which may include the development of Companion Diagnostics;
  • As an expert, you provide input into the preclinical identification of candidate biomarkers and the assessment of their usefulness during clinical development;
  • This position offers the opportunity to represent Translational Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology in strategic project teams including agency meetings.

As Principal Translational Medicine & Clinical Biomarker Lead, you furthermore have the following responsibilities

  • In the Principal role, you act as the primary internal reference contact concerning translational and biomarker approaches in a certain disease area.

Requirements for a Senior-Position

  • Medical degree or PhD in a relevant field (see above);
  • Appropriate scientific and individual qualification, including postdoctoral experience of several years and working experience in the development and implementation of biomarker concepts in a pharmaceutical or diagnostic company;
  • Significant disease-area knowledge with strong scientific knowledge of the pathophysiology and the main therapeutic modalities currently approved or in clinical development;
  • Knowledge and experience of the drug development process and a clear understanding of the applicable regulatory requirements;
  • Personal track record in the implementation of biomarkers in drug development with an understanding of the clinical application of such markers, their evaluation and analysis, and the linkage between the biomarker and clinical endpoints;
  • Evidence of strategic and creative thinking, a team-oriented attitude, solid negotiation skills and strong team-working competencies to collaborate successfully in a matrix environment;
  • The proficiency to present a well-reasoned business case and to influence others to support cross-functional implementation of new initiatives and projects;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with internal and external experts and opinion leaders.

Additional requirements for a Principal Position

  • Longer duration of experience in relevant clinical area with significant time spent as an independent investigator;
  • Expert disease area knowledge.


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: Melanie Hensler, Tel: +49 (0) 7351 54-186083.

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