Principal Scientist Primary Packaging & Process Development

Boehringer Ingelheim

Principal Scientist Primary Packaging & Process Development

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.


Live your passion. Be part of innovative drug development. Find solutions for patients.

Pharmaceutical Development means finding the right solutions to improve patient’s usability following a holistic approach containing drug formulation and device development. In this position you interact with cross-functional interdisciplinary teams to find the suitable primary packaging system regarding drug stability and device functionality.

As Principal Scientist, you combine a strong pharma industry background with scientific expertise in the field of primary packaging development. Additionally, you are a creative driver in change, experienced in the development of physical or dimensional testing methods exploring cutting-edge technologies.

We are offering the exciting opportunity to join our Primary Packaging and Process Development group as Principal Scientist in Biberach, the company’s largest Research & Development site.

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Tasks & responsibilities

In your role as Principal Scientist Primary Packaging and Process Development, you will be responsible for the selection of primary packaging components including process development and transfer to commercial lines on a scientific basis:

  • You will keep scientific and technical aspects on a state-of-the-art level;
  • In close cooperation with internal and external partners from both academia and industry, you will push scientific boundaries;
  • As team member or subteam lead you are responsible for giving guidance and supporting decision making in all aspects of primary packaging development for parenteral pharmaceuticals as well as the representation of primary packaging development in Research and Development Teams;
  • In your role you perform the selection and implementation of primary packaging components in close collaboration with internal and external partners;
  • Through your expertise you contribute to development projects focusing on drugs for parenteral administration;
  • You take over scientific leadership and documentation of complex interdisciplinary technology projects;
  • The scientific management of technology projects of high complexity as well as the consulting of technology project managers regarding specific project tasks complete your profile.


  • PhD or completed engineering, pharmaceutical or natural science master's degree with several years of professional experience;
  • Several years of professional experience in the selection and development of primary packaging components for parenteral drugs as well as the management of (sub-)projects or team leading expertise;
  • Profund experience in pharmaceutical development of parenteral drugs, as well as knowledge in the development of new molecule formats (e.g. oncolytic viruses) is an advantage;
  • Relevant knowledge in the development of aseptic filling processes, as well as knowledge in physical testing of primary packaging components (e.g., material testing machine, general metrology);
  • Experience in working with external partners and suppliers;
  • Independent, well-founded and responsible way of working, solution-oriented thinking and flexibility towards changes;
  • Fluent in English, Basic in German.


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, Katja Pusch Tel: +49 (7351) 54-177347.

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