Principal Scientist - Human Healthcare Disease Genetics (211233)

Boehringer Ingelheim

Principal Scientist - Human Healthcare Disease Genetics (211233)

Boehringer Ingelheim

Biberach or Berlin, Germany


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.


Are you interested in helping to build an innovative Healthcare Data Science Team? Do you want to use data-driven Human Disease Genetics strategies to help bring real benefits to human health? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are creating a new healthcare data science group within our Discovery Research area aimed at using large healthcare external datasets to transform how we discover and develop new medicines at Boehringer Ingelheim.

As a Human Disease Genetics Expert, you use cutting-edge computational methods to analyze rich genomic datasets from external multimodal healthcare datasets to inform data-driven studies and novel biomarkers.

You initiate hypothesis on biological mechanisms and drive faster, improved decision making in order to ultimately developing impactful therapies for our patients.

With large human biobanks, experimental assays and clinical trials, you are willing to take full advantage of data-driven approaches in transforming the drug development methodology.

Embedded in Boehringer Ingelheim’s growing Global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences Unit, you can now have an impact on reinventing R&D! This is what you’ve been striving for? Then start your journey with Boehringer Ingelheim and actively contribute to the discovery of breakthrough therapies that will increase human health.

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Tasks & responsibilities

  • The aim of this job is leading the exploration of population level genomics analysis using data of tens of thousands of individuals and bridging the connection with human disease;
  • You develop and refine approaches to acquire, ingest and harmonize genomic data assets and link them to deep phenotype data;
  • With your rich experience in statistic genetics workflows and practices, you analyze not only individual level data via WGS, WES, GWAS, but also summarize statistics from published datasets;
  • In addition, you define and implement prototype workflows that perform data analyses in a self-contained environment that can smoothly be shipped for production (through Conda, Docker, R or python packaging);
  • You are able to provide expert guidance and input on the identification of the most suitable analytical approach, the testing and the development of numerical methods and the assessment of their suitability in disease genomics;
  • You work in close collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders with varying levels to bring forward New Therapeutic Concepts and provide in silico validation for ongoing projects.


  • Phd in Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Genetic Epidemiology, Computational Biology, Statistics, Computer Science or related fields;
  • Established professional experience in the management/handling/analysis of large human cohort data from case-control studies or biobanks;
  • Extensive knowledge of best practices in Quality Control (QC), numerical cross validation and tool chains for large scale genetic analyses;
  • Experience in designing and implementing statistical models for production as well as in applying methods to large-scale genomic studies;
  • Ability to engage biological/medical questions into analytical models and providing actionable results working within a Cross-functional team;
  • Extensive background in statistical computing with proven expertise in relevant programming languages (e.g. R, Python).


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

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