31 Aug, 2021

Chemist / Chemical Engineer

  • Bayer
  • Wuppertal, Germany
Chemical Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description



  • Drive and coordinate the API development strategy of highly complex projects post-proof of concept in close alignment with the responsible process research and development scientists, being the link between science and management
  • Assure an efficient and reliable project management, define and track responsibilities and accountabilities within the drug substance team and make sure Chemical Devlopment (ChD) delivers against project needs and our ambitions
  • Drive and shape cooperation with all CMC functions, be the main point of contact and position ChD as a reliable partner as well as drive projects as TDT lead (m / f / d) within CMC with respect to strategic planning and represent the projects on CMC Management level / in the global project teams
  • Drive and coordinate the timely project launch and all technical transfer activities to Product Supply in close cooperation with core key interfaces like MSAT (Manufacturing Science & Technology)
  • Be responsible for the cooperation with external CDMOs needed for the projects and contribute to the selection of reliable partners
  • Support the implementation of a new submission strategy based on current design space principles (DOE approaches), drive worldwide API submissions and coordinate the activities with Regulatory Affairs and other core R&D functions to ensure full regulatory compliance and time-to-market
  • Be the main contact for triangulation as well as contractual and legal project aspects and contribute to IP protection and freedom to operate (FTO) on synthetic routes, specific technologies and manufacturing processes
  • Build and cultivate a network with internal and external partners and represent Bayer as an innovative life science company on external events




  • PhD in chemistry / chemical engineering with multiple years of international experience in process research and development within the regulated pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven experience in multidisciplinary R&D project teams considering CMC core activities
  • Deep knowledge of key interfaces in R&D and API industrialization
  • Proven leadership skills and track record in diverse teams as well as high interest in people and organizational development
  • Strong service orientation with focus on customer needs and ability to engage and network
  • Visionary leader (m / f / d), challenging the status quo and willingness to manage change
  • Strategic thinker (m / f / d) with a passion to innovate as well as s elf-motivated and goal-oriented personality
  • Excellent communication skills in English and German, both verbal and written

Your letter of application

Are you looking for a challenge in which you can contribute your passion for innovation? Would you like to become part of a global team and work with us to improve life in the world? Then apply online with your complete application documents (cover letter, résumé, certificates).

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