Principal Scientist Exploratory Immunology (all genders)

Posted 18 Mar 2020

Darmstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 202690


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our around 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

Your role: We are seeking a Principal Scientist to join the Exploratory Immunology team at our Darmstadt site. The Principal Scientist will contribute to the discovery of drugs for treating autoimmune diseases. She/he will drive early drug discovery projects from target discovery and validation to advancing established programs to the clinic.


The successful candidate will lead a team that uses innovative approaches to propose new targets and therapeutic concepts based on latest developments in the field. In addition, the Principal Scientist will act as project team lead or member and apply scientific expertise to advance research projects. She/he will represent Immunology as a member of multi-disciplinary teams to facilitate interactions with other functions and stimulate cross-functional ideas for therapeutic approaches. The Principal Scientist will document all research, prepare publications for scientific journals and give presentations at internal and external meetings.


Who you are:


  • PhD with 5+ years of postdoctoral experience in immunology, cell biology or related discipline
  • Experience in pharmaceutical drug discovery
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Ex vivo tissue models (e.g. skin), 3D cell culture, gene editing, phenotypic or high-throughput screening 
  • Experience in managing people and teams
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and advance projects
  • Strong interpersonal and written communications skills

What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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