Manager, Global R&D Digital Laboratories

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Manager, Global R&D Digital Laboratories


The Manager, Global R&D Digital Laboratories will be the Process Owner for the ONE Lab Systems ELN and for globally used R&D applications, which is an important interface for all R&D users of the system at the site. They will be the central point of contact for all R&D employees and will be responsible for user administration and trainings, continuous adaptation of the systems, change management and global communication within the R&D labs. Working together with Project Management and IT on the establishment and customization of software for R&D laboratories. The electronic documentation is part of the core area of R&D and must contain all IP & legal requirements. 


Key areas of responsibilities will include:
-    Operational administration of the electronic laboratory journal (ELN), user management and material inventory system management, change management, user support, and establishing the systems.

-    Business analysis and management to ensure the needs of the laboratories. Data collection for the departments, diverse interfaces to support laboratory employees in R&D as well as cross-departmental interfaces to support LSM, SHE, IT and QA

-    Organizing key user meetings, providing user training and communication, and training R&D employees within BioNTech 

-    Creating templates and complex spreadsheets that are essential for tracking any changes.

-    Providing technical support, continuous adjustment and configuration of the system, and operational documentation


-    Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Computer Science or related fields and at least 5-7 years of relevant experience
-    Scientific background/understanding of lab processes, experience working with both R&D and IT teams to establish software for R&D laboratories
-    Proven experience and understanding working with Digital Laboratories, Laboratory Applications ELN, LIMS, etc.  experience preferred 

-    Broad overview of the available digital technologies
-    Deep understanding of laboratory processes and workflows
-    Excellent communication skills and experience working in a global environment
-    Ability to work on site 3 days per week

Benefits for you:

BioNTech US is committed to employee wellbeing and offers best-in-class benefits & HR programs to support an inclusive & diverse workforce. Salaried/Position-Targeted Hourly Employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life, AD&D, Critical Illness Insurance

  • Pre-tax HSA & FSA, DCRA Spending Accounts

  • Employee Assistance & Concierge Program (EAP) available 24/7

  • Parental and Childbirth Leave & Family Planning Assistance

  • Sitterstream: Virtual Tutoring & Childcare Membership

  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Sick, Bereavement, Holidays (including Floating) & Year-End U.S. Shutdown.

  • 401(K) Plan with Company Match

  • Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Assistance Programs

  • Wellbeing Incentive Platforms & Incentives

  • Professional Development Programs

  • Commuting Allowance and subsidized parking

  • Discounted Home, Auto & Pet Insurance


…and more! More details to be shared.


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