(Associate) Principal Scientist – Collaborative Medicinal Chemistry (f/m/d)

Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG

Vienna, Austria


60k€+ (jährlich)

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Oct 31

(Associate) Principal Scientist – Collaborative Medicinal Chemistry (f/m/d)


Job-ID: 2213378
Job level: Experienced
Functional area: Research & Development
Schedule: Full-time

As a member of the group for external collaboration, you will be fully integrated in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry in Vienna. To be successful in the role, you will be required to be agile and dedicated in your interaction with CROs and centers of scientific excellence including the University of Dundee (Centre for Targeted Protein Degradation), the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Vanderbilt University. You will act at the interface between BI’s internal and external scientific network and your scientific role will involve, for example, developing new hit finding strategies (e.g. fragment screen) and using new modalities (e.g. PROTACs) to address cancer targets. Essential qualities for candidates include active sharing, open communication and a problem-solving attitude.
The position reports to the Scientific Director – External Collaboration and is a fixed term contract for 3 years with option for extension.

Tasks & responsibilities
  • Evaluate data sets / perform structure-based design to develop drug optimization strategies and communicate these to external partners
  • Generate strong delivery strategies including experimentally testable hypotheses to enable clear decision making
  • Demonstrate scientific leadership by efficient coordination of internal project teams and of external partnerships
  • Work effectively together and collaborate with experts, other research teams and disciplines (medicinal chemistry, cancer genetics, pharmacology, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, structural research, patents, medicine and marketing) across the global discovery research community (industry and academia)
  • Regular oral and written reports of scientific data to senior management in a clear and concise manner

  • PhD degree in synthetic organic chemistry with a proven scientific track record as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, patents and presentations
  • At least one year of post-doctoral training in academia / or industrial research with a focus on medicinal chemistry
  • Prior experience in establishing and successfully leading academic-pharma and / or pharma-CRO collaborations are considered an asset 
  • Leading by example by sharing best practices, demonstrating scientific expertise and team science, and fostering a trustworthy, passionate and collaborative work environment 
  • Fluent in English (as working language) and excellent presentation and communication skills

Your Benefits
  • Flexible working time models/home office depending on the position Additional off-days (bridge-days) for more leisure time
  • Staff restaurant with a variety of lunch options for your daily well-being
  • Position specific training opportunities for your personal and professional growth
  • Comprehensive health promotion, sustaining your health in the best possible way

The remuneration for this position starts at EUR 60.000 gross annual salary (full time). When defining the actual salary we are taking your technical skills as well as personal competencies and relevant professional experience into consideration. We will be happy to discuss further details in person.


  • Work with us on the health of humans and animals - do something meaningful!!
  • As a family-run company we offer long-term and stable jobs and value sustainability
  • We offer you an innovative working environment and a responsible and versatile tasks 
  • Work in Vienna Meidling together with more than 3,080 employees on international projects. A team of over 40 nationalities is waiting for you!
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.


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Do you have any additional questions about the position? Your HR Recruiting Manager for this position is Sonia Arzt.

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