Innovation Lead (Disruptive Technologies)

Bayer A/S

Udlandet (øvrige)

Bayer Oy
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care and agriculture. As an innovation company, it sets trends in research-intensive areas. Bayer’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. Finland is a base for global pharmaceutical production, research & development and worldwide clinical trials. In Finland, Bayer employs about 900 people, located in Espoo and Turku. At Bayer, you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Job description
Innovation Lead (Disruptive Technologies)

Disruptive technologies (DT), namely Digitalization, Machine Learning, and Automation have the potential to fundamentally change or even replace today's ways of working with regards to efficiency and novel scientific insights. The position holder will be responsible for the exploitation of this potential in the area of R&D in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Development Finland (CPD-FI) located in Turku. The incumbent will report to the head of CPD-Disruptive Technologies in order to fully leverage cross-functional synergies in CPD.

• Identify disruptive technological opportunities and needs in CPD-FI related to digitalization and automation (advanced modeling, machine learning and AI and advanced robotics)
• Support the establishing of the digital analytical and formulation development laboratory as well as optimize and develop existing and new data warehouse applications
• Be responsible for prototyping and implementing new modeling approaches in drug product and process development, as well as further develop know-how, tools and procedures of advanced analytics
• Be responsible for the functional definition and implementation of FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) of laboratory data as part of drug product and process development and transfer to production
• Build the strategy and portfolio of the CPD-DT function together with the DT technology leaders (new modalities, machine learning and AI, advanced modeling, automation and robotics)
• Generate ideas bottom-up in day-to-day business of laboratory and pilot operations with feasibility check for selected use cases and start of implementation as appropriate
• Ensure the necessary visibility and priority of the disruptive topics up to the management level of CPD-FI and the CPD Leadership Team
• Inspire and educate the operational units on the use of the work results, especially in the initial and further development of machine learning and AI applications
• Drive the disruptive cross-functional themes together with the CPD-DT Innovation Leads in charge of other CPD areas
• You have the opportunity to directly implement your ideas and innovations in concrete projects and to further develop them with experts in the function

• PhD or MSc degree in e.g. (material) chemistry, pharmacy, polymer technology, physics, engineering, statistics, econometrics, applied mathematics or informatics
• In-depth knowledge and long-term experience in the application of data science, modelling and prediction, where possible in the field of drug delivery and polymers
• Willingness to inspire others and to act as multiplier for new perspectives
• Ability to effectively challenge the status quo and underlying assumptions in order to uncover opportunities for innovation, coupled with the ability to turn ideas into results
• Ability to think and act in cross-functional networks, strong team spirit and very high operational readiness
• Visionary, seeing a completely new role without own staff as a chance for personal development
• Fluent in English, Finnish is recognized as a plus

For further information, please contact Head of Disruptive Technologies Stefan Bracht, or Head of CPD Finland Marketta Häkkänen, phone +358 40 356 1510 or

Please send your application by March 15, 2020 at the latest.

Functional area: Biological R&D
Seniority level: Professional

Employment type
Permanent job

Work type

Turku, Finland

Application period
2/14/2020 - 3/15/2020

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