Associate Principal Scientist - Medicinal Chemistry (m/f/d)

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Associate Principal Scientist - Medicinal Chemistry (m/f/d)





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We are seeking a scientifically excellent Associate Principal Scientist to join our Medicinal Chemistry team in Vienna. The ideal candidate will utilise broad knowledge of organic synthesis, an extensive scientific network and outstanding leadership skills to head a laboratory focused on supporting all areas of cancer biology to ensure delivery of drugs that provide maximum benefit to patients.
This is a fixed term contract for 3 years with option for extension.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Design and supervise the synthesis of novel drug candidates
  • Generate experimentally testable hypotheses to enable clear decision making
  • Demonstrate scientific guidance by efficient coordination of 2 or more coworkers
  • Closely work together with experts in medicinal chemistry, cancer genetics, pharmacology, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, structural research, patents, medicine and marketing - locally and globally
  • Effectively collaborate with other research teams and disciplines across diverse Discovery Research Organizations (industry and academia)
  • Regularly report results in a clear and concise manner to Senior Management written and orally


  • PhD in organic chemistry, chemical biology or medicinal chemistry
  • Significant scientific contributions in different international research groups (Postdoc preferred)
  • Proven scientific track record, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, patents or presentations
  • Experience in the interpretation of protein-ligand interactions, structure and property guided drug design or multi parameter optimization is advantageous
  • Demonstrated key contributions in multi-disciplinary teams with the will to challenge the status quo and a focused sense for the essential
  • Excellent communication and organizational 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
  • 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 EUR 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
  • 50,000 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.


By uploading your application documents via our application portal we can treat your data confidentially and in compliance with the GDPR.

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

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