Dear pharmacists, chemists, product managers, process optimisation specialists and colleagues, Berlin’s pharmaceutical industry has a wide range of professions: all professions that are concerned with developing, manufacturing and marketing medicinal products, such as finished drugs, vaccines and gene therapies, for example. 

More than 30 pharmaceutical companies are based in the capital region, with 11,000 employees, generating around 13 percent of the pharmaceutical industry’s national revenue. The significance of this location is attributable to the proximity of the capital’s excellent biotech scene, close networking of science and research and good infrastructure. 130 clinics have direct links to the region’s large and medium-sized firms. Compared to the rest of the country, Berlin is number one when it comes to clinical trials.

As well as job opportunities in industry and science, sector-specific networks and associations are also potential employers. For example, BPI Bundesverband der Pharmazeutischen Industrie e.V., Verband Forschenden Arzneimittelherstellern e.V. and Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. all have subsidiaries here in Berlin. Begin your job search now! It will be worth your while.

Scientific work in Berlin’s pharmacology sector

Berlin’s pharmaceutical industry specialises in research rather than production. Research is conducted at Berlin’s universities and colleges, non-academic research institutions, such as the Max Delbrück Center and the Leibniz Association for example, and six technology parks focusing on life sciences. The priorities are cancer, as well as metabolic and cardio-vascular disease.

Many of Berlin’s pharmaceutical companies are also working on new methods and approaches to combating diseases. The corporate landscape is characterised by a high number of global players and more than 20 medium-sized pharma businesses. These global players include BAYER AG, Berlin-Chemie and Sanofi. The research priorities include small-molecule drugs, oncology and diabetes. Other potential employers are Berlin’s medium-sized pharmaceutical firms, such as Aristo Pharma, Klosterfrau Berlin and Next-Pharma.

Studying pharmacology

Two Berlin colleges and universities educate the next generation of pharmacists. Freie Universität Berlin specialises in pharmaceutical research and pharmacy. Other biotechnology and life science courses are also offered by the leading institution TU Berlin.


B. Braun Melsungen AG
Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Startup Campus Germany
Startup Campus Germany
Egerter CNC Fertigungs GmbH
Startup Campus Germany
Startup Campus Germany GmbH
Belyntic GmbH
Treamid Therapeutics GmbH
Myelo Therapeutics GmbH
Hoffmann Dental Manufaktur GmbH
Tilda - All About Me GmbH
Aguilar Kemp Co
nu3 GmbH
Bio-PAT e.V.
Greenstein Germany GmbH
Bayer AG
Parexel International GmbH
Nuvisan ICB GmbH
daz-SERVICES Berlin GmbH
Startup Campus Germany
ICRC-Weyer GmbH
DR. KADE Health Care
Startup Campus Germany
Branding Science Germany GmbH
BioGenes GmbH
PlantaVis GmbH
ProBioGen AG
Branding Science Germany
Accelero Bioanalytics GmbH
Startup Campus Germany
FertiKult Gück GmbH Berlin
daz-SERVICES Berlin GmbH
Credopard GmbH
ERHARD Services GmbH
Veeva Systems
GxP brain GmbH
Eckert & Ziegler Strahlen- und Medizintechnik AG
Minerva Analytix GmbH
Startup Campus Germany
Advance Pharma GmbH
Time To Care GmbH
Rayner Surgical GmbH
Treamid Therapeutics GmbH
Startup Campus Germany
Startup Campus Germany
Phaidon International GmbH
Myelo Therapeutics GmbH
Lumis International GmbH
Myelo Therapeutics GmbH
Pathways Public Health GmbH
Eaton Dean Plc
Tilda - All About Me GmbH
Startup Campus Germany
Seramun Diagnostica GmbH