Senior Research Project Leader - Antiparasitics

Boehringer Ingelheim

Senior Research Project Leader - Antiparasitics

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.


Passion for drug discovery? Bring it on!

Share your commitment for drug discovery and join our vibrant antiparasitics chemistry team, which is fully integrated in the Medicinal Chemistry Department within Boehringer Ingelheim´s (BI´s) largest Research Site.

As an experienced medicinal chemist with a proven track record in Animal Health or AgroChem discovery, you play a key role within international project teams to advance molecules to clinical candidates.

Our work leads to breathtaking new products for pets and livestock that will build the next wave of innovation to help humans and animals live in a healthier world.

In order to apply for that position, all you need to do is create a profile and upload an updated CV.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • As an accepted expert in the field, you contribute to shape antiparasitics research at BI;
  • As a medicinal chemist, you are a key driver in several high impact projects;
  • Your drug discovery expertise ensures high quality design and efficient syntheses of compounds resulting in candidate molecules;
  • In your new role, you lead and develop several scientists and effectively manage external chemists;
  • You are empowered to define project strategy and to prioritize chemistry resources to optimally deliver project milestones;
  • Furthermore you collaborate and network efficiently within the global BI Animal Health and Human Pharma community and with external partners to ensure sustainable success;
  • You effectively discuss, present and publish research results internally and externally.


  • Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or comparable qualification with several years professional experience as well as experience in a leading position;
  • Drug discovery experience in Animal Health or Crop Science/AgroChem is required as well as comprehensive and state of the art knowledge in modern and classic synthetic methodologies;
  • Successful delivery of results and project milestones, both independently and in team settings;
  • Dedication and enthusiasm for solving scientific problems e.g. by significant publications and/or patent applications;
  • Proven intercultural competencies, abroad working experience is an advantage;
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English as well as willingness to adopt a basic command of the German language.


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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