Senior/Principal Translational Medicine & Biomarker Lead Oncology

Boehringer Ingelheim

Senior/Principal Translational Medicine & Biomarker Lead Oncology

Boehringer Ingelheim

Biberach or Ingelheim, 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!

Are you an expert in Translational Medicine, Biomarkers or Precision Medicine? Do you have extensive experience in drug development and a deep knowledge of Oncology? Boehringer Ingelheim is currently seeking multiple Clinical Biomarker Leads for oncology drug development projects to be based in Germany or the USA.

TMCP is a global organization within the Innovation Unit that builds understanding of diseases and drugs by developing and applying innovative translational strategies (including biomarkers, clinical pharmacology, pharmacometrics and digital approaches) across the entire clinical development pipeline. We drive projects fast and stringently to informed decisions on first-in-man, proof of pharmacological principle (PoPP), proof of clinical principle (PoCP) and proof of clinical concept (PoCC) up to submission. To generate an integrative understanding of the dose-exposure-biomarker-response/clinical end-point relationship and to maximize translational knowledge generation, we are applying state-of- the-art technologies and data analytics, support start of development decision points (SoDs) and enable Precision Medicine to deliver differentiated therapies for patients.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • As a member or leader of BI´s Early Clinical Development teams you will define high quality and innovative clinical biomarker strategies. Through such biomarker strategies you enable your projects to achieve important early clinical milestones;
  • You will be accountable for the successful implementation of the biomarker strategy in clinical studies, in close collaboration with BI´s Biomarker Technology Platforms and other internal and external partners;
  • 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 will play a leading role in the implementation of Precision Medicine concepts in assigned projects, which may include the development of Companion Diagnostics;
  • You will also provide input into the preclinical identification of candidate biomarkers and the assessment of their usefulness during clinical development;
  • You will have the opportunity to represent Translational Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology in strategic project teams including agency meetings.


  • Medical degree or PhD;
  • 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;
  • Expert-level 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 is advantageous;
  • 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 ability to communicate effectively with internal and external experts and opinion leaders.


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 (7351) 54-186083.

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