Clinical Translational Scientist (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Research & Development
Job ID:  40355


If you’re passionate about changing lives for the better, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. In Research & Development, we’re continuously exploring innovative new treatment options to make a stronger, more positive impact on the lives of the patients we serve. You’ll work with talented colleagues in a state-of-the-art Research & Development environment, developing innovative medicines that change the live of patients for the better and help us make progress towards our vision of a world free of pain. Join us today, and discover the difference you can make.


What the job looks like
Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Leading the development and implementation of biomarker and experimental medicine strategies for compounds within our pain portfolio
  • Working collaboratively within cross-functional teams to design biomarker assessments within early clinical development trials and design, execute and report experimental medicine trials testing specific markers
  • Be in charge of managing the biomarker assessment at CROs: selecting the assay / methodology, monitoring validation and stability assessments, trouble shoot and report the results.
  • Supporting the identification, evaluation and implementation of pain biomarker opportunities by integrating novel technologies, scientific literature and emerging internal data
  • Building an external network of collaborations to gain access to the best scientific thinking around the exploration and development of novel biomarkers in relation to Grünenthal’s pain portfolio


What you’ll bring to the table
To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • A collaborative mindset with a deep interest in facilitating the development of novel pain medications
  • MD/PhD with solid scientific background and several years of experience in translational sciences or clinical pharmacology, clinical trial methodology and GCP/cGLP guidelines
  • Hands-on experience of planning and implementing translational and biomarker strategies as part of early clinical development activities e.g. clinical pharmacology, experimental medicine trials, proof of concept studies
  • Hands-on experience of contracting and overseeing external partners (vendors, central laboratories and CROs) to deliver operational excellence under GCP/cGLP guidelines
  • Proven track record of leading and working a matrix environment
  • Fluent in English language skills; German language skills beneficial​​​​​​​


"This will be a key role in enabling the transition of biomarker and experimental medicine strategies into the clinic."

Andrew Lockhart, the Hiring Manager


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, privately-owned pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focussing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 28 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in more than 100 countries. In 2021, Grünenthal employed around 4,500 people and achieved sales of € 1.5 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Angelika Will

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