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Last Updated: 01 October 2018

Molecular Pathology Associate/Principal Scientist in Cancer
Research/Biomarkers and Translational Research (m/f)

Boehringer Ingelheim RCV Vienna is home to Boehringer Ingelheim’s dedicated drug discovery center for innovative cancer medicines. A team of more than 200 scientists and technicians, combining their expertise in cancer biology and genomics,pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, structural research, high-throughput screening and discovery ADME, drive our efforts to identify novel medication for the treatment of cancer. In the Department of Pharmacology we are currently looking for a highly motivated and result oriented scientist (m/f) to serve as a Molecular Pathology Associate/Principal Scientist in the Biomarker and Translational Research Group in Oncology.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead an experimental pathology laboratory that performs histopathological and molecular characterization of cancer disease relevant models and human cancer samples
  • Design and pre-clinically validate fit-for-purpose IHC and other tissue-based assays with state-of-the-art pathology techniques for discovery and early clinical development
  • Support the development of capabilities of the histopathology group, including multiplex assays and quantitative image analysis using digital pathology platforms
  • Profile drug candidates to identify predictive and pharmacodynamic biomarkers to support development of cancer cell directed and immunotherapies
  • Coordinate effectively with other research teams and disciplines across the global Discovery Research Organization, and academic partners and CROs
  • Assumes responsibility for direct reports as needed including recruiting, managing, mentoring and developing scientific staff


  • MD or DVM pathologist, with postdoctoral research/clinical experience in cancer biology
  • In depth knowledge of immunohistochemistry procedures including: tissue dissection, routine histology, immunohistochemistry (IHC), in-situ hybridization (ISH), and image capture of fresh, frozen and paraffin-embedded tissues
  • Digital pathology experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to work independently, plan, organize, troubleshoot, present work and to show team leadership

Your Benefits:

  • Staff restaurant
  • Pension scheme
  • Additional off-days (bridge days)
  • Comprehensive health promotion
  • Position specific training opportunities

We offer an attractive salary package in line with your qualification, experience and individual competencies. The base pay is composed of a market oriented excess payment and the respective amount according to the Austrian collective agreement

Our culture

Innovative medicines for people and animals have for more than 130 years been what the research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim stands for. Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top 20 companies and to this day remains family-owned. Day by day, some 50,000 employees create value through innovation for the three business areas human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. In 2017, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of nearly 18.1 billion euros. R&D expenditure, exceeding three billion euros, corresponded to 17.0 per cent of net sales.


Your HR Recruiting Manager for this Position is Karima Kube.

We invite you to visit our career site! You will find there more interesting information, such as the application process or about our diverse divisions.

Expected start date: September 2018

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a CV to to the principal supervisor Dr. Vittoria Zinzalla (Enable JavaScript to view this email address.)