Working as a pharmacists for Bayer

At Bayer you will be part of a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care and agriculture. As an innovation company, we also set standards in research. As an international science-based company we are passionate about innovations that improve the way people live in our world.

What you can expect from us

Around 300 pharmacists work at Bayer in Germany. Most of them start their careers at Bayer HealthCare.

Bayer HealthCare is one of the world leaders in its field. It operates through four divisions: Pharmaceuticals specializes in prescription drugs, while Consumer Care focuses principally on over-the-counter medication, dietary supplements and dermatological products. Medical Care bundles the business with appliances to measure blood glucose and diagnostic imaging systems. Animal Health concentrates on products for livestock and companion animals. As a pharmacist you will be involved in developing, manufacturing or marketing innovative medicines and healthcare products in one of these divisions.

Bayer offers a wide range of opportunities in different areas:

  • Drug development, for example, in pharmaceutical technology (formulation technology), development analytics and preclinical and clinical research
  • Drug registration
  • Production
  • Quality control
  • Marketing
  • Documentation
  • Business Consulting

What you offer

To join Bayer, you need to have completed your university degree with above-average grades and preferably have gained some initial practical experience in the pharmaceutical industry. A PhD is normally required for positions in drug development and quality control.

You will fit in particularly well with Bayer if you share our passion to innovate and want your ideas and solutions to bring about change.

Team spirit, initiative and good communication skills are important. You also need to be flexible and mobile, with a sense of responsibility and an interest in finding solutions. Further, you should have spent some time studying abroad and have intercultural experience and good language skills, in particular English.

What we offer

As an international science-based company we are passionate about innovations that improve the way people live in our world. Bayer offers an open and inspiring environment. We 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.

As a pharmacist at Bayer, you will be assigned to a specific area from the beginning. Following a successful start, you will have opportunities to work in different fields in Germany and abroad in the course of your career.

The most relevant information about entry and career opportunities for pharmacists at Bayer are available in the career onepager.

Your application

Current job vacancies are available via the job search. Please use different search terms to find all suitable postings. Some of our open positions for professionals with the search term pharmacy are listed here.


My career in Pharmacovigilance at Bayer

Nadiya Neyezzhalova has been fascinated by Pharmacovigilance already during her pharmaceutical studies as she wanted to change patients’ life to the better. Read her contribution to the Bayer career blog, and why she decided to take a career in the pharmaceutical industry at Bayer Consumer Health in the US after working in the hospital environment and what she has experienced so far.

Exploring new territories – as physician in the pharmaceutical industry

Since her internship Daniela Victoria Grohmann has been fascinated by the challenging environment at Bayer and its motivating corporate culture. Today she works in the Global Pharmacovigilance at Bayer in Berlin and is still thrilled. Read on the Bayer career blog and learn how Pharmacovigilance contributes to a better life for patients.