Animal Welfare Officer (all genders) - limited to 2 years

Posted 22 Nov 2022

Darmstadt, Hessen - Germany

Req Id 258521


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. 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: You will actively participate in the implementation of our Animal Welfare Strategy and Culture of Care and help us to become a leader in Animal Welfare and the development of better alternatives to the commercial use of animals in research. You will advise institutions and persons involved in animal experiments and the keeping of laboratory animals on animal welfare and laboratory animal science issues. Moreover, you will prepare opinions on applications for approval of animal experimentation projects. Promoting the scientific development and introduction of methods and means to reduce animal experiments, the number of animals used and the burden on laboratory animals is a key task of our local Animal Welfare Officer. Furthermore, your duties will comprise monitoring compliance with regulations, conditions and requirements in the interest of animal welfare. You will collaborate with global teams and participate in our transparency and communication working group and the Animal Affairs Academy. The position also comes with travel for on-site auditing of suppliers, breeders and business partners globally.


Who you are:

  • University degree in veterinary medicine; a doctorate is desirable
  • Experience from working as an animal welfare officer with sound knowledge of animal protection law
  • Knowledge in experimental design and data processing, including biostatistics
  • High sense of responsibility, goal-oriented and independent, well-organized working style, flexibility, ability to work under pressure and deal with conflicts
  • Team & cooperation skills and strong communication skills
  • Very good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!

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