Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)

Scientific Officer (f/m/d)

Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)

Berlin, Germany

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is the national institute which prepares expert reports and opinions on questions of food, feed and chemical safety, as well as consumer health protection, on the basis of internationally recognised scientific assessment criteria. It advises the Federal Government and other institutions and interest groups in these areas. The BfR conducts its own research on topics that are closely linked to its assessment tasks. It is an institution with legal capacity within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

The following fixed-term vacancy (until 31 December 2022) is now available within the “Effect-based Analytics and Toxicogenomics” unit of the Department of Food Safety at the BfR (within the framework of an EU-funded research project):

Scientific Officer (f/m/d)

Reference number: 2388/2019 | Pay group 13 TVöD

Part-time employment is possible.


  • scientific collaboration within the EU Horizon 2020 “Boost Crop” research project
  • independent planning, implementation and evaluation of experimental work within the framework of the aforementioned project
  • collaboration with regard to the toxicological investigation of project-related substances (including, among others, “phytochemicals“), as well as implementation and coordination of experimental work
  • compilation of results for presentations and project reports
  • application of in silico QSAR methods for the toxicological characterisation of chemical substances
  • molecular-mechanistic and toxicokinetic studies of food toxicological-related substances
  • application of “omics” technologies, including in particular transcriptomics
  • publication of research results
  • supervision of Bachelor’s/Master’s students and interns


  • scientific university degree (masters, diploma (university) or a comparable university degree) in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, food chemistry, toxicology or a similar field of study, PhD desirable
  • vast experience using cell biological and molecular biological methods, including in particular using in vitro testing methods
  • knowledge in the field of effect-based analytics, QSAR and toxicokinetics desirable
  • basic knowledge of toxicology required
  • evidence of publishing activity
  • very good knowledge of spoken and written English required
  • very good computer skills as well as a conscientious method of working, flexibility, commitment, teamwork and resilience required

What we can offer you:

  • flexible working hours without core working time
  • 30 days’ annual leave (based on a 5-day week)
  • mobile working opportunities
  • excellent links to the public transport network
  • wide range of further training opportunities
  • travel pass
  • VBL occupational pension
  • capital-forming benefits
  • AWO-Familienservice/Family Service

The place of employment is Berlin.

Application process:
Does this position appeal to you?
Then please apply by 21 October 2019 via our online system.

Please address any questions in connection with the application process to: bewerbung@bfr.bund.de
– Please do not send any applications to this email address –

If you are not able to apply online, please send your application by post quoting the respective reference number
Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung
Personalreferat – 11.17 -
Max-Dohrn-Str. 8-10
10589 Berlin

Please address any questions about the area of responsibility to:
Prof. Dr. Dr. Lampen Tel.: + 49 (0)3018412-25000

The BfR welcomes applications from people of all nationalities.

The BfR is an innovative scientific institute offering family-friendly working conditions for which it was awarded the “audit berufundfamilie®” (work and family) certificate. The BfR guarantees equal career opportunities for women and men. In the case of equal suitability, severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration and are only required to have a minimum level of physical suitability.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2388/2019