Laboratory Manager (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Research & Development
Job ID:  42215


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.


The position is limited for 2 years.


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

  • Responsible for centralised ordering of consumables (reagents and chemicals) and where needed, assist in procurement of specialty materials and reagents inclusive budget tracking
  • Coordinate tasks necessary for the optimal function of the laboratories (e.g. equipment calibration, equipment maintenance and repair, maintenance of equipment lists, digital inventory inclusive maintaining stocks of key consumables, freezer and fridge management, autoclaving equipment) 
  • Keep Research System Landscape at state-of-the-art and actively support technology expansion
  • Helps to maintain strong safety culture and to maintain required standards and compliance (waste streams, PPE, biological and chemical safety) and help  identify and remedy safety-related shortcomings and/or site issues 
  • Act as PoC for IT support for lab equipment (e.g. software installation/updates, initial troubleshooting) 
  • Be the contact point for facilities maintenance and workshop for any repairs or infrastructure issues
  • Help with lab inductions for new starters including general lab safety information
  • Additional ad hoc activities may include support for: uploading of assay data into databases, drafting of confidentiality agreements and performance of online due diligence reviews,  (bulk)-registration of chemical structure, e.g. from chemical library vendors or contract synthesis CROs
  • Organizational support and deputy contact for shipping of samples (inbound and outbound)  
  • Establish, execute, review and evaluate laboratory procedures and policies for operating functions


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

  • Technical/Science qualification or academic degree
  • >5 years` experience in laboratory management in either pharma or academic setting
  • Proven experience with standard equipment of biology and chemistry labs and ideally also with lab automation and future lab approaches
  • Good Project Management skills with track record in collaborating with technical system & software vendors and with CROs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English essential; additional knowledge of German is beneficial) 
  • Ability to work accurately and with attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 
  • Practical knowledge and application of laboratory technologies and equipment & safety standard including ability to support preparation of risk assessment and work instructions


                                                                                                                                                                                                  "Become a part of our infrastructure group, where a team of enthusiastic colleagues will wellcome you. We are offering exciting services and special solutions to support the Research Projects at our best."

Sven Kühnert, 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:
Simona Frings

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