C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim)

Post Doc - Drug Discovery Sciences / AAV-2112499

C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim)

Biberach, Baden-Württemberg, 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.

Post Doc – Drug Discovery Sciences / AAV-2112499


At Boehringer Ingelheim 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 believe that, if we have talented and ambitious people who are passionate about innovation, there is no limit to what we can achieve; after all, we started with just 28 people. Now, we are powered by 50,000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture.


As a global company, we are looking for creative and innovative talents, who want to grow together with us.
As Post Doc in our group you actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of state-of-the-art medications that ultimately improve the life of our patients. 

Start your journey with Boehringer Ingelheim and take your first step towards success and a healthier world!

This position is limited for 2 years.

Note: To make it easier to find our job advertisements, we use the usual designation “Post Doc”. Of course, this advertisement is not only addressed to applicants directly after completing their doctorate, but to all qualified candidates.

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Tasks & responsibilities

  • In your new role you produce AAV vectors and characterize their tropism in mice to identify capsid variants and routes of administration enabling efficient gene modulation in defined target organs.
  • In this project, you make use of state-of-the-art technologies, including histological and genomic approaches (e.g. barcoding) to characterize vector tropism and target gene modulation.
  • Suitable vectors are applied to study target biology or to set up disease-related models for early drug discovery research.
  • You closely interact with scientists from different areas within Boehringer Ingelheim’s global research organization, including colleagues from Research Beyond Borders, Inflammation & Respiratory Diseases Research and Global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences.
  • In addition, you are part of the Boehringer Ingelheim global postdoctoral community and present your work at the Boehringer Ingelheim Postdoc days.


  • PhD degree in molecular biology, biotechnology, cell biology, biochemistry, or related disciplines / life sciences
  • Profound knowledge of molecular and cell biological techniques
  • In-depth knowledge of AAV vectors with demonstrated expertise in vector production and either capsid engineering or AAV in vivo application
  • Experience with sequencing or biophysical analytics is an advantage
  • Track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and international team of scientists with excellent written and oral communication skills


We will continue to hire talented people and we look forward to receiving your applications. As a result of COVID-19, we have introduced alternative working arrangements to ensure that our employees can stay safe and healthy, because the health of our employees is among our top priorities. At all company locations, we work remotely whenever possible. Additionally, we are now hosting virtual video interviews for applicants. During the limited in-person interviews we still have during this time, we pay special attention to distance and the hygiene rules recommended by the Robert Koch Institute. New employees who do not start on site in production or the laboratories are sent the necessary IT equipment, our Welcome Days take place online, and we plan to conduct their onboarding training virtually whenever possible.


This is where you can grow, collaborate, innovate and improve lives.

We offer challenging work in a respectful and friendly global working environment surrounded by a world of innovation driven mindsets and practices. In addition, learning and development for all employees is key, because your growth is our growth. We also offer a competitive salary, generous amount of vacation time, and numerous benefits towards your wellness & financial health and work-life balance. Plus, an onsite gym (Ingelheim), in-house doctor and best-in-class cafeterias and coffee bars to keep you energized and healthy. To learn more about what benefits could be waiting for you, please visit our Career area.

Want to learn more about us? Visit https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/

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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


Please contact our Recruiting EMEA Team, Tel: +49 (0) 6132 77-173173

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