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Scientist - API extraction from plants - 2 year contract (m/f/d)

Country:  Europe
City:  Europe
Department:  Global Operations & Production
Job ID:  43751


Our people in Manufacturing & Global Operations share two priorities: getting things done and making things better. If you’re a dynamic person with a positive mindset, you’ll fit in well here. It’s an international team with a powerful spirit of collaboration. Together, we make sure our products meet the highest standards of quality by constantly searching for ways to improve at every stage of our value chain – from the raw materials we buy through to the logistics network that brings our medicines to patients. Join our team and help us make an even bigger contribution to Grünenthal’s future.


What the job looks like

Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • In-depth literature research about Euphorbia Resinifera, its latex production and RTX content
  • Design experiments to structurally investigate potential factors influencing latex production/ content in Euphorbia Resinifera and RTX concentration in the latex (e.g. light, temperature, water, nutrition etc.)
  • Design/ optimize process to extract latex from Euphorbia Resinifera
  • Establish network with academia and industrial partners and execute experiments at Grünenthal´s partners across the globe
  • Regular reporting of results and progress in RTX project team

What you'll bring to the table

To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • Master of Science/ PhD (PhD not mandatory) in biology, agriculture, botany, plant physiology, biological engineering or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of plant physiology and generation of pharmaceutically active ingredients from plants
  • Good knowledge in process engineering
  • Ideally, expertise in the area of succulents, more specifically Euphorbia plants
  • Experience in setting up scientific projects
  • Experience in project management and coordination
  • Ideally, experience in collaborations with universities and industrial partnerships


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: 
Alina Begisheva


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