May 2-4, 2018, Leverkusen

Workshop 'IT For Life Science @ Bayer'

Do you want to improve people`s lives? Here is your chance!


Our workshop “IT For Life Science @ Bayer” is addressed to master graduates and PHDs from various scientific disciplines. You have a high affinity to information technology or you are an IT-Expert with focus on Cloud Technologies or Full-Stack Development as well as interest in natural sciences? Then, you are highly welcome to apply.

Our Workshop

This workshop is your opportunity to discuss Bayer`s recent developments and projects, to present your individual IT-technical or scientific results and to explore specific job opportunities within Bayer’s R&D IT organization in Germany (Leverkusen, Berlin, Wuppertal or Monheim).


Currently as well as in the near future, we are looking for scientists and IT-Experts who want to make an impact, who are passionate about innovation and who are keen to think ahead.


If you would like meet challenges such as the following, you are highly welcome to apply for our workshop:


  • Leading and working on IT projects in Bayer's R & D departments by using cutting-edge technologies
  • Working in a dynamic and collaborative environment with developers, scientists and software suppliers
  • Designing and developing of prototypes for new and highly innovative IT solutions that help to improve people's lives
  • Useing of big data and new IT technologies such as Cloud, Docker, AWS, Azure, OpenStack
  • Heading and working in IT projects
  • Selecting and implementing innovative IT solutions and strategies
  • Assuming leadership of IT-teams with internal and external employees
  • Designing and further developing the IT landscape in research and development
  • Designing and analyzing system architectures in collaboration with other IT experts in the unit
  • Planning and implementation of the IT requirements in projects
  • Steering of internal and external software developers and/or partner companies



The workshop will consist of Poster Sessions where you will have the possibility to give an overview about your professional background or whatever you would like to present and discuss. There will also be case studies where you will have the chance to experience what working in Bayer’s R&D-IT looks like.


Bayer colleagues will give you insights into the working life of IT Consultants, IT Project Managers and Developers within the R&D IT organization at Bayer.


Besides working sessions and presentations you will have enough time for networking and get-together, especially during the evening event. Ample time will be available for personal contacts with representatives from Bayer.

Your Profile

You are well experienced, enthusiastic and deeply committed to information technology in life sciences.


You have a master degree or a doctorate in natural sciences or IT with a reference to the natural sciences.


Besides your scientific excellence you already gained experience in Project management, Full-Stack-Development or Cloud-Technologies and have a clear focus on meeting targets and achieving results.


You have an extensive knowledge of modern IT architectures and concepts as well as software development processes combined with very good analytical and conceptual skills.


You are able to successfully lead and work in intercultural and interdisciplinary teams.


Excellent communication skills in English as well as a good knowledge of the German language are highly welcome, owing to the international setup of our research and development functions.


Day by day you enjoy learning new science and want to improve the quality of life, along with our mission: “Bayer: Science For A Better Life”.

This video will show impressions from our Computational Biology Workshop in Leverkusen 2013, with a similar setting


Thank you very much for your interest in our Workshop "IT for Life Science @ Bayer". Please note that the application process is closed at present.

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