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Associate Scientific Director – Oncology Translational Science (m/f/d)

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Associate Scientific Director – Oncology Translational Science (m/f/d)


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Job-ID: 220604
Job level: Experienced
Functional area: Research & Development
Schedule: Full-time

Boehringer Ingelheim RCV Vienna is home to Boehringer Ingelheim’s dedicated drug discovery center for innovative cancer medicines. A team of more than 200 scientists from various functions collectively drives our efforts to identify novel medication for the treatment of cancer. In the global department of Oncology Translational Science, we are currently looking for a motivated and patient-oriented translational Scientist to lead a team of Principle Scientists and Laboratory Scientists as an Associate Scientific Director. This group is specialized in translational research, biomarker discovery and pre-clinical development of tumor-targeted therapies to increase the success rate and speed in translation from discovery research to the clinics.

Tasks & responsibilities
  • Set directions in the field of translational research for drug discovery projects to support development and clinical translation of first-in-class drug candidates with breakthrough potential
  • Manage a group of approximately 10 people (including Principal Scientists and Laboratory Scientists) performing molecular and cellular characterization of cancer models and patient-derived samples with a strong focus on translational aspects in the field of cancer cell signalling (particularly the KRAS pathway)
  • Show scientific leadership for translational aspects of drug discovery projects, such as patient selection, pharmacodynamic and disease-modulation biomarkers, with an understanding of PK/PD modelling in oncology
  • Establish and manage external collaborations with academic partners and CROs, including evaluation of new technologies
  • Assume responsibility in a global department and contribute to our strong Team Science Culture by building on the strength of the colleagues while contributing own scientific insights

  • PhD or MD, with postdoctoral training and research experience in the field of cancer cell-directed therapy and a strong publication record
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, excellent team-player  
  • 5 years R&D experience in the pharmaceutical industry, ideally in translational research
  • Strong leadership skills of scientific teams 
  • Excellent organization and communication skills 

Your Benefits
  • Position specific training opportunities for your personal and professional growth
  • Comprehensive health promotion, sustaining your health in the best possible way
  • Additional off-days (bridge-days) for more leisure time
  • Company pension scheme, because your future matters
  • Staff restaurant with a variety of lunch options for your daily well-being

We offer an attractive salary package in line with your qualification, experience and individual competencies. The base pay is composed of a market oriented excess payment and the respective amount according to the Austrian collective agreement (at least € 75,000 gross per year/full-time).

  • Breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions for both humans and animals
  • As a family owned company, we take the long view and stand for stability and sustainability
  • Talented and ambitious teams, living innovation and growing together
  • 52,000 employees globally, 2,600 in Vienna

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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We will continue to hire talented people and we look forward to receiving your applications. For applicants, virtual video interviews will initially take place. During the limited in-person interviews we still have during this time, we pay special attention to distance and the recommended hygiene rules. We warmly welcome new employees to our 3-day onboarding event, which takes place in the form of an online event.


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