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Subject: 18.08.31 Principal Scientist in Computational Chemistry, Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany

Principal Scientist (f/m) in Computational Chemistry (1810268), Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany

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.

Principal Scientist (f/m) in Computational Chemistry-1810268

Are you looking for a new challenge and would like to identify the next wave of First in Class drugs that could change the way we treat patients? Do you consider yourself a creative, enthusiastic and highly skilled scientist, who enjoys interdisciplinary team work? We are looking for a Principal Scientist in the Computational Chemistry group within the Medicinal Chemistry Department at our research site in Biberach.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • As a member of interdisciplinary teams you design biologically active compounds and prioritize target compounds.
  • Additionally, you support research projects with state-of-the-art computational chemistry methods.
  • You enhance our method portfolio with newly emerging CompChem methods e.g. from the field of artificial intelligence and/or new chemoinformatic practices.
  • You interact closely with colleagues from Medicinal Chemistry, Structural Research, Screening and Profiling, Screening Logistics as well as Pharmacology and Computational Biology.


  • PhD in computer science, chemistry, physics, mathematics or related discipline
  • Background in small molecule drug discovery and familiarity with pharmacological and medicinal chemistry concepts
  • Excellent knowledge and practical experience with computational chemistry methods, preferably with a focus on chemoinformatics / machine learning
  • Sound knowledge and practical experience with standard computational chemistry software packages in the context of small molecule drug discovery
  • Good programming skills, preferably python; familiarity with Unix/Linux and HPC environments

Our benefits

  • Good compatibility of work and private life
  • Flex-time and working remotely
  • Good development opportunities with in-house education and various training options

About us

Improving the health and quality of life of patients is the goal of the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. The focus in doing so is on diseases for which no satisfactory treatment option exists to date. The company therefore concentrates on developing innovative therapies that can extend patients' lives. In animal health, Boehringer Ingelheim stands for advanced prevention. Family-owned since it was established in 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the pharmaceutical industry's top 20 companies. Some 50,000 employees create value through innovation daily for the three business areas human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceuticals. In 2017, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of nearly 18.1 billion euros. R&D expenditure, exceeding three billion euros, corresponded to 17.0 per cent of net sales. As a family-owned company, Boehringer Ingelheim plans in generations and focuses on long-term success, rather than short-term profit. The company therefore aims at organic growth from its own resources with simultaneous openness to partnerships and strategic alliances in research. In everything it does, Boehringer Ingelheim naturally adopts responsibility towards mankind and the environment.

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. We embrace all aspects of diversity and inclusion which benefit our employees, patients and communities. We look forward to receiving your online application!

For further information please contact Recruiting Services: Mrs. Yue Pan, Tel: +49 (0) 7351 54 188546

Job – Research & Development
Primary Location – Europe-DE-Baden Wuerttemberg-Biberach
Organization – DE-Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH&Co.KG (Germany)
Schedule – Full-time

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