International Trainee Program in Clinical Development

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care and agriculture. Our products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time we create value through innovation, growth and earning power. In this innovative environment, we build on the skills of people who know where they are heading – and on people with a flair for dealing with others.

Does that sound like you? Then we look forward to hearing from you.

Wide-ranging career prospects

Our international trainee program is an excellent opportunity for you to contribute key added value to our company and shape your professional future with us. As a trainee at our Wuppertal-Aprath site you will gain a broad overview of the global workflows and activities of Clinical Development Operations, together with integrated units such as Site Management, Feasibility & Clinical Project Management, Quality & Compliance and ICH-GCP Training, and collaborative functions like Data Sciences & Analytics, Regulatory Affairs and Pharmacovigilance. You will play an active part in global teams and experience country-specific customs and regulatory systems.

You will build a network of contacts, deepen your knowledge of various aspects of clinical development from planning through realization to completion of a clinical study, including all the associated challenges and successes. Individual training modules will prepare you for a future management position.

What you offer

To join our trainee program, you need to have completed your master’s degree in pharmacy, science or medicine with excellent grades and be interested in biological and clinical procedures. Ideally, you should also have gained initial practical experience through internships or student jobs in areas related to your degree course.

You will fit in particularly well if you share our passion to innovate and want your ideas to bring about change. You enjoy working with others and value the diversity of teams with people from different cultures and with different views. Team spirit, initiative and good communication skills are important. You also need to be flexible and mobile. Further, you should have spent some time studying abroad or have intercultural experience and good language skills, in particular English.

What we offer

As an international science-based company, we are passionate about products and services that improve the way people live in our world. Bayer offers an open and inspiring environment. We will encourage you to question the status quo and think ahead. It takes imagination, ambition and courage to find answers to society's most pressing questions.

 During the 24-month trainee program you will be transferred between five or six different departments within Clinical Development Operations (CDO) and beyond, and will work on a Phase II or III clinical study. As well as gaining an insight into Bayer, you will get to know our people, products and workflows and take on responsible assignments. The program includes several months working at one of our international sites.

Throughout the program you will be mentored by an experienced Bayer manager, who will give you feedback on your performance, define further development steps with you and help you identify possible career prospects. In addition, in every department where you are deployed, you will be assigned a specialist mentor to support you in your functional tasks.

Excellent work will be rewarded from the start. As well as a competitive compensation package, that includes wide-ranging career prospects throughout the Bayer Group following successful completion of the two-year program.

Applying to Bayer

Are you looking for a challenge in which you can contribute your passion for innovation? Would you like to become part of a global team and improve life in the world together with us? Then apply online by 30th September 2019 with your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates).