Manager (m/f/x) Process Simulation in Pharmaceutical Technology

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Date: 15 Sep 2023

Location: Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany, 85276

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our headquarter in Munich or in Pfaffenhofen/Ilm we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:

Manager (m/f/x) Process Simulation in Pharmaceutical Technology

The position: 

In this position, you would work with multi-disciplinary scientists (simulation specialists, pharmacists, chemical engineers, analytical chemists) to develop and apply computational tools for process design, optimization, and troubleshooting for different pharmaceutical unit operations. You would continuously learn new computational tools/methods to perform process simulations (mechanistic, physics-based, data-driven) relevant for development and production scale processes. You are supposed to work independently on defined problems and develop/apply computational tools to solve issues. You would prepare detailed timelines including milestones for execution and report the progress to superiors. Discussing with other simulation specialists and other relevant scientists for necessary simulation model establishment is considered to be key. You would work with other project teams closely. Constantly acquiring new state-of-the-art techniques in process simulations relevant to pharmaceutical processes is a prerequisite.

Key responsibilities:

  • Learning and implementing state-of-the-art innovative experimental and simulation techniques related to various unit operations
  • Developing prediction models based on various computational tools/methods such as computational fluid dynamics, population balance models, mechanistic models, etc.
  • Determination of phyisco-chemical properties of materials that are necessary for simulations (input parameters, validation, etc.)
  • Performing numerical simulations based on the fundamentals to address the challenge(s) related to pharmaceutical unit operations
  • Conducting experiments on lab-scale and pilot-scale machines as well as custom designed instruments
  • Work in an international team and be part of global working teams
  • In depth results evaluation with statistical tools, and finding the cause(s) that help(s) in addressing the challenge(s)
  • Writing reports, research articles, publications, presenting results internally, externally at international scientific conferences

Professional experience and personal skills:

  • Preferably PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology/Engineering, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, or related study programs.
  • Prior experience in simulation methods such as CFD, CFD-DEM to solve for multiphase systems would be an added advantage
  • Knowledge in statistical tools for design of experiments, data evaluation
  • Ideally some theoretical and/or practical knowledge of oral and parenteral formulation development, scale up
  • Good communication skills in English
  • High motivation to do fundamental research on pharmaceutical formulation development
  • Reliable, responsible, independent personality, and especially willing to work in an international team



What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.