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Senior / Principal Scientist Preclinical Formulation

Boehringer Ingelheim
Biberach, Germany
Start date
26 Sep 2022
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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R & D
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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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.


As Principal Scientist in Research, you combine a strong pharma industry background with deep scientific expertise in preclinical formulation development and physicochemical characterization. In addition, you are a creative driver of change, with experience in managing roles within pharmaceutical Research and Development.

We are offering the exciting opportunity to join our team of highly innovative formulation scientists and physicochemical compound profilers within Drug Discovery Sciences, located in Biberach at the company’s largest Research & Development site.

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Tasks & responsibilities

  • In your new role, you manage a team focused on the development and characterization of formulations for preclinical studies to support Research projects (focus: small molecules).
  • You are working in close collaboration with colleagues in R&D functions to assure a seamless transfer of clinical development candidates at the R&D interface.
  • Part of your responsibility is also the scientific and technological guidance of technicians to ensure a high-level of education and personal development in the team.
  • You provide scientific guidance to scientists (e.g. PhD students and Post-Docs) and ideate innovative formulation approaches for a growing research pipeline.
  • In international research project teams, you represent all discipline related topics (e.g. formulation, solid form selection, physicochemical properties), you actively contribute to the characterization and selection of clinical development candidates, and you provide scientific guidance to the team.
  • Coordinating contacts to relevant academic groups in the field is part of your profile, too.


  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, or related disciplines
  • Professional experience in leading scientists and technicians within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Several years of relevant experience in formulation development (focus: preclinical phase) and in the physicochemical assessment of new chemical entities / small molecules
  • Excellent overview of scientific literature and already established scientific network
  • State of the art knowledge in developing pharmaceutical formulations for preclinical studies and analytical technologies
  • Team player with strong communication skills in German and English


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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With 47,700 employees in 103 countries, Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world's top 20 pharmaceutical companies. Since its foundation in 1885, the family-owned company has been pursuing an ambitious goal: to research and develop innovative pharmaceuticals that improve the health and quality of life of humans and animals alike

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