Biotechnology

Dear biochemists, process engineers, bio-process engineers, molecular biologists, and regular affairs managers, more than 4,500 of your colleagues are already working in the fields of bioinformatics, diagnostics, nutrition research, regenerative medicine, white biotechnology and drug development – all of which are priority fields in Berlin.

The capital region is home to many small and large biotech companies as well as private laboratories and several spin-offs from universities and research institutes, where researchers work on new drugs, procedures and diagnostics for use in medicine. Research is being conducted, for example, at the Max Delbrück Center and at companies located in one of Berlin's six technology parks. You'll find jobs at some 230 biotech companies, including Epigenomics Ag, Erdmann technologies, Source Bioscience, Zellwerk GmbH, T-CELL Europe, ThermoFisher Scientific, Mologen, Noxxon, Glycotope's and Astra Biotech GmbH. Berlin also has six major technology parks dedicated to life sciences, where biotech companies are headquartered. The close ties between industry and research, along with the densely concentrated research landscape, is one of the capital region's unique strengths.

With a Master’s degree in Biotechnology, starting salary averages around 42,000 euros gross per year. The general rule of thumb is: the larger the company, the higher the pay. In start-ups and companies with around 100 employees, new hires are brought on board at 30,000-50,000 euros gross, while in larger companies starting pay is more like 40,000 to 60,000 euros. In the private sector, wages are generally higher than at universities and research institutions. Biotechnologists at a pharmaceutical company earn around 55,000 euros – while at a research institute roughly 42,000 euros is more the norm. Categorized by professions, a food chemist earns around 33,000 euros per year, biologists some 46,000 euros and chemical engineers something like 54,000 euros. So get started on your job search now! It'll pay off in the end 

OUR TIP: Our company slider provides an easy way to find out which Berlin-based companies have exciting jobs in the field of biotechnology. Just click on the desired logo, check out the brief job profile and then get in touch with the company if it looks like something that interests you.

Berlin-based companies in Biotechnology

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