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Clinical Translational Scientist (m/f/d)

Country:  Europe
City:  Europe
Department:  Research & Development
Job ID:  43518


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
  • Lead the identification, evaluation and implementation of pain biomarker opportunities by integrating novel technologies, scientific literature and emerging internal data
  • 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.
  • 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 and/ or PhD with solid scientific background and >5 yrs experience of development/ application of biomarkers in clinical setting, including experience in an industry setting
  • Practical knowledge of implementation of translational and biomarker strategies as part of early clinical development activities e.g. clinical pharmacology, experimental medicine trials, proof of concept studies
  • Good working knowledge of clinical trial methodology and GCP/GxP guidelines
  • Practical knowledge of working with and monitoring external partners (vendors, central laboratories and CROs) to deliver operational excellence under GCP/GxP guidelines
  • Experience of working in a matrix environment
  • Fluent in English language skills; German language skills beneficial


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

Conlon Kelly, the Hiring Manager


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, fully-integrated 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 focusing 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 approx. 100 countries. In 2022, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved revenues of € 1.7 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Angelika Will

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