Machine Learning Scientist - R&D Digital Innovation

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Gmbh & Co. Kg | Biberach An Der Riss (Germany)

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4 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time

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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.


Contribute your passion. Push the boundaries. Reimagine how we work.

Take advantage of you experience, employ digital innovation to actively boost the discovery and development of new medicines to assure sustainable growth of a globally leading and family-owned pharmaceutical company.

As Machine Learning Scientist you are at the forefront of turning an ever increasing amount of data into insights. With your excellence in cutting-edge data science and passion for finding scalable solutions for tough problems, you contribute to paving the way for an R&D that is driven through data and innovative digital tools.

Embedded in BI’s growing Global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences Unit you will have an impact on reinventing R&D, thereby actively contributing to the discovery of breakthrough therapies that will increase human health.

Tasks & responsibilities

You collaborate closely with scientists and domain experts on challenging problems across all R&D functions and design the next-generation of analytics engines and smart assistants that solve these problems

With your strong experience in data mining, statistics and machine learning / deep learning you build prototypes that exploit the advantages of cutting edge algorithms.

Furthermore, you collaborate with developers, data engineers, UI/UX designers and architects for the implementation of scalable solutions for our scientists.

In addition, you lead the data science part of digital initiatives as a member of a use case team and in collaboration with R&D functions and partners (e.g. IT or external partners).

You are looking forward to internalize trends in machine learning/AI, including input from other industries and explore opportunities for transformative use cases in pharma R&D.

Through internal and external networking, collaboration and experimentation, you provide thought leadership to advance the discipline at BI.


PhD. in computer sciences, mathematics, physics, bioinformatics or a related life sciences field, alternatively master´s degree with several years of professional experience

Several years of relevant work experience in applied machine learning and in working in multidisciplinary environments

Familiarity with life science data domains is a plus

Experience in professional handling of large data volumes from various sources

Proven expertise in scientific programming (e.g., R, Python) as well as experience with compute infrastructures and tools, including cloud computing


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.

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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: Artur Reich, Tel: +49 (7351) 54-175904

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