Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG

(Associate) Principal Scientist (m/f/d) - Computational Systems Biology







Research & Development




Global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences (GCBDS) is a global organization across multiple sites at Boehringer Ingelheim including Vienna Austria, Biberach Germany and Ridgefield USA. With immediate effect, we are currently hiring a Computational Biology (Associate) Principal Scientist in Vienna, Austria.
Biomedical research is turning into information science, with an ever-increasing availability of multi-omics data sets ranging from pre-clinical models to patient data. Combining these assets with state-of-the art methods such as machine learning, mathematical modeling, and network analysis, will allow for a holistic understanding of cancer systems biology, with the ultimate goal to find new therapeutics concepts, including targets, biomarkers, and drug resistance mechanisms.
The successful applicant has a strong computational and quantitative background in a life science environment, with a proven track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. You will be embedded in a cross-functional team and will be expected to drive the application of systems biology within the organization. This is a fixed term contract for 3 years with option for extension.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Analyze multi-modal pre-clinical & patient data through state-of-the-art systems biology methods
  • Generate experimentally testable hypotheses leading to actionable insights into complex cancer phenotypes (e.g. drug resistance)
  • Establish and drive scientific collaborations within the company, top academic institutes, and external partners
  • Be an advocate for integrative data analysis and advanced computational biology methods (e.g. network analysis, generative models)
  • Publishing and presenting novel scientific results at international conferences and workshops is encouraged


  • Ph.D. or similar degree with post-doctoral experience with a background in biology, physics, computer science, mathematics, or a related life-science field
  • Proven track record of driving complex computational analyses in systems biology
  • Strong quantitative and analytical mindset, in particular skills in network biology, statistics, and machine learning
  • Proficiency in either R or python as a programming language, version control & collaborative code development, experience with remote compute environments such as Linux-based HPC or cloud computing
  • Familiarity with cancer biology and relevant databases is an advantage

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 € 60,000 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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