Lab Head Mass Spectrometry/Senior Clinical Biomarker Lead

Boehringer Ingelheim

Lab Head Mass Spectrometry/Senior Clinical Biomarker Lead

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.


Are you an expert in Translational Medicine and Biomarkers?

Do you have experience in drug development and a deep knowledge and practical experience in LC–MS-based analysis of biomarkers?

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join the global department Translational Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology (TMCP) at our site in Biberach, Germany. TMCP is accountable for bringing clinical drug candidates across all therapeutic areas to the early clinical development Milestone Proof-of-Clinical-Principle by applying state-of-the-art biomarker and translational approaches.

As Lab Head Biological Mass Spectrometry/Clinical Biomarker Lead, you support drug development projects in the transition from research to clinical development and up to clinical phase III, including submission, by providing your expertise for LC–MS-based analysis of biomarkers such as proteins, peptides and endogenous small molecules.

Are you looking for a new professional challenge? If so, seize the opportunity and apply as Lab Head Mass Spectrometry/Senior Clinical Biomarker Lead.

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Tasks & responsibilities

  • In your role as lab head you will lead a team of highly motivated and experienced lab scientists focusing on quantitative LC-MS based analytics of small and large molecule biomarkers;
  • By using appropriate concepts and relevant methodology, you ensure the successful operational implementation of biomarker strategies in clinical trials and translational studies;
  • In addition to leading an internal lab, you will collaborate with contract research organizations on all aspects of biomarker analytics, including method development, method transfer, fit-for-purpose validation and oversight of clinical study measurements;
  • As an expert, you evaluate and report the results of clinical biomarker assays;
  • In close collaboration with other early clinical development functions, you ensure that the biomarker data package enables Proof-of-Clinical-Principle and supports the Target Product Profile;
  • With your analytical expertise, you support experimental medicine studies and/or projects in collaboration with internal and external partners and act as a consultant for clinical applications of LC-MS/MS and high-resolution MS based analyses. You act as connector and establish a network of academic and industrial partners to ensure a continuous exchange about biomarker methodology and endpoints across projects.


  • PhD (in Analytical Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, or related subjects) with a strong record of accomplishment of independent clinical/research activities with several years of postdoctoral or equivalent working experience in a pharmaceutical or diagnostic company or as an independent academic researcher;
  • Expert knowledge and hands-on experience in liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS) as well as experience in quantitation of small molecules and peptide/protein biomarkers in samples from various biological matrices by means of LC-MS including corresponding sample preparation techniques, ideally in the setting of clinical trials;
  • Some experience in statistical analysis of data would be a plus (e.g. multivariate analysis, analysis of large data sets);
  • Credible knowledge of and experience with biomarkers in clinical drug development with an understanding of clinical biomarker applications, evaluation and analysis of biomarker data and their linkage to pathophysiology and clinical endpoints;
  • Excellent leadership skills, successfully proven in project team and line management settings, and proven ability to deliver results;
  • Innovative mindset to evaluate cutting-edge technology and analytical platforms;
  • Able to project opinions and knowledge with confidence, authority, respect and diplomacy when interacting with all levels of internal and external partners;
  • The international nature of the task requires excellent English - both spoken and written, German language skills would be a plus.


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

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