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.

Wide-ranging career prospects

Bayer offers a wide variety of exciting opportunities for physicians. The division Pharmaceuticals is one of the world leaders in prescription drugs, while Consumer Health focuses principally on over-the-counter medication, dietary supplements and dermatological products. In addition Animal Health concentrates on products for livestock and companion animals.

Pharmaceuticals R&D is the main entry point and employs more than half of the physicians at Bayer.

Bayer offers you interesting opportunities in the following areas:

  • Pre-clinical research and development
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Clinical development
  • Medical affairs
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Epidemiology
  • Drug registration
  • Marketing
  • Project management
  • Business Consulting

What you offer

To join Bayer, you need to have obtained your medical degree with above-average grades and subsequently broadened your professional knowledge, preferably by studying for a doctoral degree. You have gained key practical experience through several years of residency. For many assignments, we prefer to employ doctors who have undertaken specialist training in ophthalmology, gynecology, internal medicine, oncology, cardiology or (clinical) pharmacology. Alternatively, you may have a dual qualification, for example, in medicine/ biology, medicine/chemistry, medicine/ MBA. That would equip you well to work for us.

Since our new products always result from interdisciplinary teamwork, you need the necessary personal skillset to complement your professional qualifications. 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 a 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.

Bayer HealthCare offers graduates an opportunity to take a doctorate or to train as a specialist physician for clinical pharmacology. As a medical specialist 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. For example, you could broaden your experience through job rotation or qualify for one of the many managerial positions which are open to medical specialists.

The most relevant information about entry and career opportunities for physicians 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 medical are listed here.


Global Clinical Leader at Bayer

Thilo Krüger has been working for Bayer at the Wuppertal Research Center since October 2013. On the Bayer Career Blog he tells you about his transfer to the pharmaceutical industry.