Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Associate Director - Head of Advanced Robotics (m/f/d)

Your tasks and responsibilities


  • Explore and exploit together with all CPD (Chemical & Pharmaceutical Development) operational units the potential of advanced robotic automation to increase efficiency of lab and pilot scale operations
  • Build, manage and drive for implementation a portfolio of CPD robotic  automation projects together with cross-functional teams
  • Exploit together with QA and Regulatory functions the potential of robotic automation for smoother good manufacturing practice (GMP) compliance and operational excellence
  • Perform process assessments to determine best technology fit for robotic automation as well as proof of concept and feasibility studies with internal and external partners
  • Represent CPD in cross-functional initiatives on robotic automation in the Bayer R&D community and Bayer Product Supply organisation
  • Keep yourself up-to-date in the field of robotics and build personal network inside and outside the company


Who you are


  • Post-graduate degree (Master's/Ph.D) with strong technical background in advanced robotics incl. articulated, cartesian, parallel, delta, and selective compliance assembly robot arm (SCARA)
  • Hands-on experience with practical applications of cobots and mobile robotics (mechatronics and control, sensing, navigation, human/robot collaboration, machine learning, etc.)
  • Multiple years of relevant work experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry and familiarity with drug substance/drug product development & manufacturing are of great advantage
  • Proven capability in connecting technologies to applications and customer needs
  • Experience in managing collaborations with R&D partner organizations (research or implementation)
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of an international, interdisciplinary and distributed Team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (in English) to represent your technical field to internal and external stakeholders

Your application

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can show your passion for innovation? Are you interested in working as part of a global team to improve people’s lives? Then send us your online application including cover letter, CV and references.




Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination. 

Country: Germany
Location: Berlin
Reference Code: 38044
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