Dear biochemists, molecular biologists, regular affairs managers and colleagues, Berlin’s biotechnology industry has a wide range of professions. 5,300 colleagues are already successfully employed in more than 230 Berlin biotechnology firms. With steady growth and an increasing number of start-ups, Berlin has become one of Europe’s groundbreaking biotech centres.
Almost 80 percent of all Berlin-based companies in this sector specialise in biomedicine. The industry mainly focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There are many small and large firms offering employment in the capital, as well as several university and research institution spin-offs. Global players such as NOXXON, ProBioGen and Epigenomics also have subsidiaries in Berlin.
There are six major technology parks in Berlin and Brandenburg focusing on life sciences. Here you will also find biotech sector companies undertaking research and production.
Research & science in the biotechnology industry
The close-knit business and research network, as well as the densely concentrated research landscape, are one of the strengths of the capital region. For example, Berlin is a thriving clinical trials location, due to its proximity to Europe’s largest teaching hospital, Charité. Employment is also available in more than 20 universities and non-academic research facilities and institutions. Begin your job search now! It will be worth your while.
Studying biotechnology at Berlin’s universities and colleges
Students will also find an excellent range of biotech options in Berlin. Three universities and colleges offer courses in this field – including the leading institution, TU Berlin. Around 750 Berlin-based students complete a life science degree every year. And the educational opportunities are constantly being expanded. For example, the part-time post-graduate MBA programmes at the UP TRANSFER and Beuth University research institutions allow participants to study in parallel to their employment.