(Senior) Manager Research & Development Data Foundation

Boehringer Ingelheim

(Senior) Manager Research & Development Data Foundation

Boehringer Ingelheim

Biberach, Germany

Our Company

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.


About us: Global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences @ Boehringer Ingelheim

We are part of our Discovery Research area within our Innovation Unit. Through In Silico methods combined with disease biology we want to increase human disease insights. Our ultimate goal is to drive faster and improved decision making in order to identify impactful first-in-class therapies for our patients.

We accelerate and incubate the digital transformation of our Innovation Unit through cutting edge digital sciences. We run a very exciting portfolio of digital initiatives and work across the Innovation Unit and the IT organization.

You want to take advantage of your experience, to ultimately improve the quality of life? Employ data-driven digital innovation to boost the discovery and development of new medicines.

As Innovation Unit Data Steward R&D you are accountable for long-term quality of our data assets in Research and preclinical Development. With your excellence in sustainable data management, you establish a data foundation as cornerstone along our journey towards an R&D that is driven through data and emerging digital science.

In order to unlock the full power of our data and ensure its longterm value we are building a strong community of data stewards.

Are you more interested in a first domain-specific data stewardship? Have a look at our position as Data Engineer.

Embedded in BI’s growing Global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences Unit you will have an impact on reinventing R&D, thereby actively contributing to the discovery of breakthrough therapies that will increase human health.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • As Innovation Unit Data Steward R&D you represent a crucial role in the execution of our digital strategy ensuring long-term value of data assets according to FAIR principles;
  • You lead the implementation of an IU-wide data foundation in close collaboration with IT-teams and business subject matter experts;
  • You ensure cross-functional linking and alignment of data concepts, vocabularies and taxonomies to ensure a seamless connection of data from different domains;
  • By nursing and contributing to a community of data stewards across IU functions you drive the adherence to overarching data governance guidelines and principles as well as alignment of terminologies;
  • In addition to the tasks above, you manage and facilitate access to relevant data outside the IU.


  • PhD in biology, chemistry, pharmacy bioinformatics, information sciences or a related field, alternatively completed Master studies with several years of professional experience;
  • Extensive experience in multidisciplinary and international environments as well as proven expertise in leading digital projects with several team members;
  • Excellent communication, moderation and intercultural skills as well as the ability to convince an audience of a desired strategy;
  • In-depth understanding of data domains that are relevant for pre-clinical and clinical drug discovery and development;
  • Profound understanding of data integration and management concepts like e.g. semantic data integration, FAIR principles or similar;
  • Familiarity with IT data infrastructure concepts like data lake and/or graph data bases.


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.

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, Tel: +49 (0) 6132 77-173173.

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