Scientist Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology as Head of Lab - Cell Biology (m/f/d)

Head of Lab - Cell Biology


JOB ID: 1914156
JOB LEVEL: Experienced
FUNCTIONAL AREA: Research & Development

As Head of Laboratory, you manage a Cell Biology team of up to seven people within the group Cell Line Development. We are responsible for generation and selection of high-producing and stable mammalian production clones as key starting material for process development as well as subsequent manufacturing of clinical and commercial material for BIs biologicals portfolio.
Do you want to join our team in Biberach in our effort to make more health? We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Tasks & responsibilities

  • In your new role, you lead and develop a highly motivated Cell Biology team and supervise the lab with respect to work packages, time and budget.
  • You and your team are responsible for the development of biopharmaceutical production cell lines.
  • By evaluating, developing and implementing new techniques, you are responsible for maintaining and improving the group's technological level.
  • By being state-of-the-art in relevant technological areas, productivity and flexibility should be increased and development timelines should be shortened.
  • As part of different development project teams, you assume responsibilities for cell line development throughout the project, including support through trouble shooting activities.


  • Ph.D./ Master´s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Biotechnology
  • Long-term work experience in development of recombinant cell lines for biopharmaceuticals
  • Broad expertise in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and cell culture process development
  • Several years of leadership experience with the ability to lead, develop and motivate team members
  • Project management skills, ideally in international project team
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills in English and German

Our benefits

  • Good development opportunities with in-house education and various training options
  • Healthy and well-balanced food in the canteens and for take away
  • Personal Mentoring in onboarding
  • Competitive salary plus bonus payments

Who we are

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals.
As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key, because your growth is our growth.
Want to learn more? Visit and join us in our effort to make more health.

We look forward to receiving your online application!


For further information please contact Recruiting Services:
Mrs. Verena Geiger, Tel: +49 (0) 7351 54-175092

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Wer wir sind Die Gesundheit von Mensch und Tier zu verbessern, ist das Ziel des forschenden Pharmaunternehmens Boehringer Ingelheim. Der Fokus liegt auf Erkrankungen, für die es bislang noch keine zufriedenstellende Behandlungsmöglichkeit gibt. Dabei konzentriert sich das Unternehmen darauf, innovative Therapien zu entwickeln, die das Leben der Patienten verlängern können. In der...
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