Perspectives for scientists - chemistry and biology


Students and graduates of the natural sciences are often predicted good career opportunities. But especially biologists are often confronted with a very heterogeneous labor market. These special circumstances require flexibility and openness for new career prospects. Even chemists succeed in starting a career often only after successful doctoral studies, as many doctorates are required for many jobs in business or research. Graduates in biology and chemistry have analytical skills, structured skills, and diverse skills that are appreciated by human resources. These potentials are also needed in areas beyond the traditional fields of activity in research and development and can make a successful career start possible here. For a quick overview, potential employers for chemists and biologists were gathered on the following pages. These are supplemented by further useful links for starting a career.


biology and chemistry

Local employers Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Local employers Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Companie Summary fields of activity  
Baltic Analytics Baltic Analytics is an analytical laboratory for natural products, synthetic active ingredients, phytopharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements as well as natural cosmetics and health care. The location of the laboratory is Greifswald. The following analyzes are carried out: Structural analysis of complex biomolecules, investigation of complex metabolite mixtures, structural characterization of individual compounds and mixtures of organic compounds Biology, chemistry, analytics  
BIOSERV Diagnostics GmbH The BIOSERV Diagnostics GmbH, based in Rostock and Greifswald, Germany, specializes in the development, production and worldwide marketing of in-vitro diagnostics. The company's focus is on products for gastroenterological disorders and fertility disorders Biology, Molecular Biology, (Bio-) Chemistry, Medicine  
Centogene AG Centogene AG is an international biotechnology and genetic diagnostics company. German locations are Rostock and Berlin. Centogene leads molecular genetic diagnoses for rare hereditary diseases u.a. using next generation sequencing (NGS) sequencing, whole genome sequencing, and exome, and using innovative biomarkers for selected diseases. Likewise, a comprehensive mutation database was developed. Natural Sciences (especially Molecular Biology / Biochemistry / Genetics / Bioinformatics), Medicine / Healthcare, Computer Science, Economics, Marketing, Law  
Chromatec GmbH ChromaTec GmbH is a biotechnology company of the BioRegion Greifswald-Rostock. ChromaTec GmbH offers human and recombinant proteins, e.g. "Factor 4 platelets" in the field of coagulation diagnostics and services in the field of protein analysis. Molekularbiologie, Biotechnologie, Mikrobiologie, Analytik  
Enzymicals AG The focus of Enzymicals AG is on providing integrated solutions for biocatalytic applications. The company from Greifswald designs, develops and realizes cost-effective, sustainable and scalable chemo-biocatalytic routes. Enzymicals offers expertise in the application of enzymatic processes for the synthesis of complex chemicals, down to the industrial scale. The company offers state-of-the-art solutions for the development, optimization and piloting of robust chemo-enzymatic processes for the production of fine and specialty chemicals. Enzymicals produces a range of chemicals such as chiral building blocks, intermediates and specialty chemicals. Contract syntheses are also offered. Other key areas of the company's focus are a broad selection of recombinant enzymes suitable for research, development, production and diagnostics, as well as a protein expression and optimization service. Biokatalytik, Chemie, Biochemie  
EUROIMMUN AG EUROIMMUN has extensive expertise in immunology, cell biology, histology, biochemistry and molecular biology. The invention of BIOCHIPs (1983) is one of the company's first major pioneering achievements. Today, EUROIMMUN has largely fully automatic BIOCHIP fragmentation and assembly machines of its own development and production, which are used worldwide. In addition, the company has a versatile technology spectrum. Examples are the molecular biological synthesis of designer antigens, computer-assisted immunofluorescence microscopy or the development of multiparametric microarrays for the identification of gene polymorphisms, tumors or pathogens. In addition, modern devices and systems for the automation of laboratory processes are being developed. These include devices for the fully automated processing of the EUROIMMUN test range as well as liquid handling systems. Local locations of the company headquartered in Lübeck are u.a. Dassow and Selmsdorf Natural sciences, engineering, process engineering / materials engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, law  
IDT Biologika IDT Biologika is an international biotechnology company. IDT Biologika is headquartered in Dessau-Roßla and is represented in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on the island of Riems. The company manufactures vaccines and pharmaceuticals. IDT is today one of the most innovative high-tech companies in the field of standardized production of biopharmaceuticals. Contract manufacturing and animal health are the focus of the IDT. Microbiology, Immunology, Biotechnology, Human Resources, Engineering, Economics  
Landesforst Mecklenburg-Vorpommern AöR The institute of the public right Landesforst Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was established to protect the forest in the federal state. In addition to protection, it serves to increase the forest, to sustain its social, economic, ecological and cultural functions as well as to develop rural areas. The tasks of the state forest include: forest management, preparation of forestry planning, site investigation, mapping of natural area and forest biotope, forestry research and experimentation, forest law administrative procedures, forest supervision, nature conservation tasks, forest education, nature and environmental education, forest tourism, education Forestry, Environmental Education, Landscape Ecology, natural reserve  
MICROMUN GmbH The MICROMUN GmbH based in Greifswals is a private institute for microbiological research. The following services are offered: Development of test methods and testing of pharmaceuticals on behalf of pharmaceutical manufacturers under GMP conditions and use of cell biological, molecular biological, immunochemical and biochemical methods, testing of disinfectants for their effect on viruses, distribution of diagnostic antigens for the construction of immunochemical assays in-house production, testing of substances with regard to their antiviral and cytotoxic effects and assays, development on behalf of customers, virus and TSE depletion studies, quantitative and qualitative evidence of contamination with viruses and microorganisms in food and other products (molecular biology department), admixture study in Meat and plant products using PCR techniques. Mikrobiologie, Biochemie, Immunologie, Zellbiologie  
<link http:>MD Labor Greifswald GmbH Medical laboratories, both medical and advisory. Its clients include general practitioners, hospitals and numerous other clients. The research spectrum covers all laboratory medicine and microbiology including molecular biology, virology, mycology and hospital hygiene. In addition to laboratory diagnostics, consultancy and management services are offered to healthcare professionals. Microbiology, Virology, Molecular Biology, Hygiene, Chemistry, Medicine, IT  
Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke KG (NPZ) NPZ is a private, medium-sized plant breeding company headquartered in Hohenlieth (Schleswig-Holstein) and branches u.a. in Malchow / island Poel. Own seed is produced, processed and checked for quality in laboratories (GC laboratory, NIRS investigations, seed laboratory). The offered seed includes different varieties of rapeseed, peas, field and soybeans as well as forage plants. Own breeds are also carried out by the company. Plant biology / breeding, agricultural sciences, biotechnology, distribution  
Primacyt Cell Culture Technology GmbH The Primacyt Cell Culture Technology GmbH develops and sells cell culture systems. These represent a possible alternative to animal experiments and serve as biosensors for pharmacological and toxicological analyzes of drugs and xenobiotics. For example, Primacyt Cell Culture Technology offers a variety of hepatocytes and other nutrient and growth media. Molecular and Cell Biology, Biomedicine  
Staatliche Ämter für Landwirtschaft und Umwelt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (StALU) The four State Offices for Agriculture and Environment in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are responsible for the implementation of federal and state regulations as well as EU and EU regulations in the fields of agriculture and the environment. All STÄLU deal with the following areas of activity: agriculture / EU funding issues, integrated rural development, nature conservation, water and soil, pollution and climate protection and waste and recycling management. Mainly tasks that have regional significance, special expertise or complex technical equipment are dealt with. Topics: waste management, immission / climate protection, landscape planning / regional management, nature conservation and landscape management, coastal protection, environmental education / sustainability landscape ecology, nature conservation, geography, environmental engineering, landscape planning  
VARICULA BIOTEC GmbH The Teterow-based research company is engaged in the development and production of BK-RiV-based therapeutics. BK-RiV stands for a particulate biocomplex, which is formed as part of a reaction pattern in vertebrate cells under certain conditions. Significant progress in understanding the immune system has led to the development of new immuno-oncological therapeutic approaches worldwide. Here also the active ingredient BK-RiV developed by Varicula Biotec GmbH has to be classified. BK-RiV is a biological, which is characterized by its strong immunomodulatory effect. Molekularbiologie, Medizin, Immunologie  
Germany-wide employers

Germany-wide employers

Companie Summary fields of activity  
BASF SE BASF SE is one of the world's leading chemical companies. Employees around the world work on tailor-made solutions for customers and set trends for the future. Industries in which the company operates include Automotive & Transportation, Construction, Chemicals, Electrical, Energy & Resources, Nutrition, Home Care, Plastics & Rubber, Personal Care & Hygiene, Coatings, Agriculture, Furniture & Pharmaceuticals. Catalysts are used at BASF, among others, in the field of pharmacy and polymer chemistry. Bioprocess engineering, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, biology (biotechnology), agricultural sciences  
Bayer AG With their slogan "Science For A Better Life", Bayer AG is working on innovative solutions for the core areas of health and agricultural sciences. Employees worldwide research and develop products for the health of humans, animals and plants. The portfolio includes products for sustainable agriculture, pet and pet health, pharmacy and consumer health. Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie, Agrarwissenschaft, Biomedizin  
Beiersdorf Beiersdorf AG is a leading provider of skincare products and has more than 130 years of experience in this market segment. The company, headquartered in Hamburg, employs more than 17,000 people worldwide. NIVEA is at the heart of the brand portfolio, which also includes brands such as Eucerin, La Prairie, Labello and Hansaplast. The wholly owned subsidiary tesa SE, also a world leader in its industry, supplies industry, trade and consumers with self-adhesive product and system solutions. Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bio-logy / Human Bio-logy / Cell Biology/ Immunology/ Micro-biology,Physics,Materials Science,Pharmacy, Business Admini-stration / Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics  
Bundesamt für Naturschutz The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) is the scientific authority of the federal government for national and international conservation. Locations of the authority are u.a. in Bonn, Leipzig and Vilm. The BfN is one of the federal government's research institutes and belongs to the business area of the Federal Ministry for the Environment. The BfN supports the Federal Environment Ministry technically and scientifically in all questions of nature conservation and landscape management as well as in international cooperation. To carry out its tasks, it conducts scientific research in these fields and implements various funding programs. The BfN also performs important tasks in the implementation of international species protection, marine nature conservation, the Antarctic Agreement and the Genetic Engineering Act. Landscape Planning / Landscape Development / Land Use, Conservation / Landscape Ecology, Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology / Biodiversity, Geography, Agricultural Sciences, Computer Science, Environmental Education  
Deutsches Biomasse Forschungs- Zentrum How can the best use be made of the potential of bioenergy? In order to find answers to this question, the scientists of the DBFZ Leipzig are on the look-out for methods that enable the efficient and sustainable use of solid, liquid and gaseous bioenergy sources. For example, potential analyzes, feasibility studies and practical experiments are carried out in the laboratories of Forschungszentrum Jülich. The researchers are pursuing the goal of making the use of bioenergy technically easier and safer, ecologically sound and economically more promising. The main research areas of the DBFZ are: System contributions of biomass, anaerobic processes, processes for chemical bioenergy sources and fuels, intelligent biomass heating technologies and catalytic emission reduction. Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, Ecology, Catalysis, Engineering, Economics, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences  
Deutsches Krebs- Forschungs- Zentrum The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the largest biomedical research institution in Germany and a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, is dedicated to the task of conducting cancer research according to its statutes. The more than 3,000 employees, including more than 1,200 scientists, research in Heidelberg in more than 90 departments and working groups such as cancer, detect cancer risk factors and look for strategies that prevent people from getting cancer. They are developing new approaches to diagnose tumors more precisely and treat cancer patients more effectively. Bioinformatics, Medicine, Molecular Biology  
Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. The Deutsche Umwelthilfe in Berlin is politically independent, recognized as a non-profit organization, entitled to bring actions and is primarily involved at national and European level. The DUH is committed to sustainable lifestyles and economic forms that respect ecological limits. At the same time, it is fighting for the preservation of biological diversity and the protection of natural resources as well as for climate protection. Nature and Climate Protection, Ecology / Biodiversity, Law, Economics, Political Science  
Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA Dräger is a leading international company in the field of medical and safety technology. With ventilators, patient monitoring and anesthesia workstations, the company offers medical technology for all areas of everyday hospital life, thereby contributing to optimal patient care. The product range also includes safety technology for the fire service, the oil and gas industry and the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Medizintechnik, Chemie, Biomedizinische Technik, Physik, Verfahrenstechnik  
Eppendorf AG Eppendorf is a life sciences company based in Hamburg and develops, produces and sells systems for use in laboratories worldwide. The product range includes, for example, pipettes and automatic pipetting machines, dispensers, centrifuges and mixers, as well as consumables such as reaction vessels and pipette tips. Eppendorf is the world market leader in the field of laboratory equipment. MScience, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics  
Evonik Industries AG Evonik Industries AG is one of the world's leading companies in specialty chemicals. Employees around the world work on innovative, future-oriented solutions for a secure and sustainable future. Its diverse fields of activity include high-performance materials for the automotive and building materials industry, consumer goods for everyday use, health products, flame retardants and semiconductors, crop protection products and polymeric materials and intermediates for the rubber, plastics and agrochemical industries. The field of catalysis includes catalysts for pharmacy and life science, polyolefins, petrochemicals and industrial applications. Molecular and polymer technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, engineering  
IfUA Umweltberatung und Gutachten The IfUA Umweltberatung und Gutachten GmbH, based in Bitterfeld, Germany, is an independent engineering company with many years of experience in all environmentally relevant areas. It offers a wide range of services, which is provided in interdisciplinary cooperation of geology, biology, biochemistry, process engineering and environmental technology. The range of services includes both the sampling of ground and surface water as well as soil, waste and soil air as well as project management, rehabilitation support and monitoring as well as expert services. Geologie, Biologie, Biochemie, Verfahrenstechnik, Umwelttechnik/ Umweltanalytik  
Lanxess AG Lanxess is one of the leading specialty chemicals companies. Employees develop, produce and distribute sustainable products and technologies in an international project and work environment. The areas of work include high-performance plastics, elastomers, organic chemical intermediates and inorganic specialty chemicals. Organic Chemistry, Technical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry  
Linde AG The Linde Group is a German company with global operations. Linde's core business is gases and process plants for gas production or production. In addition to the corresponding industrial gases, the industrial gases sector also offers application solutions, hardware and services for customers. Health Care includes medical gases, clinical care, medical devices and services. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering  
Merck KGaA Merck KGaA is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company that supplies scientists worldwide with laboratory materials, technology and services. The company helps customers ensure the safety of medicines, foods and beverages for human needs. In addition to over-the-counter and prescription medicines, the portfolio includes specialty chemicals such as liquid crystals and OLED display materials, effect pigments for paints and cosmetics, as well as high-tech materials for the manufacture of integrated circuits. Chemistry, pharmacy, biotechnology  
NABU The NABU is one of the largest environmental associations in the Federal Republic and is known in large parts of the population. More than 620,000 members and supporters actively support our commitment to people and nature, and in 16 state associations full-time employees are committed to the concerns of NABU. Seat of the federal office is Berlin. The basic program of NABU includes u.a. the solution of the following key ecological problems: Global responsibility for biodiversity in Germany, biodiversity through nature-friendly land use and reduction of resource consumption, for effective climate protection and ecological energy and transport policy, environment and health - ecology for man and nature, modernity and morality Way to ecological justice Environmental Education, Public Relations, (Landscape) Ecology, Conservation  
Nestlé S.A. Nestlé S.A. is the world's largest food and beverage company. The portfolio includes not only cereals, confectionery and soft drinks, but also medicinal nutrition and products for infant and toddler nutrition. At Nestlé, scientists around the world work to ensure food quality and develop products. Food chemistry, chemical engineering, process engineering, food technology, microbiology, special analysis  
Stiftung Naturschutz Berlin The Stiftung Naturschutz Berlin is committed to the conservation of important habitats of animals and plants in Berlin. The foundation financially and ideologically promotes projects for nature conservation and environmental protection and also carries out its own projects. The variety of funded projects ranges from species and biotope protection to environmental education and training. Biology, conservation / landscape ecology, environmental education / pedagogy, administration  
Takeda Pharma GmbH Takeda has 30,000 employees, is present in 70 countries and is one of the largest global pharmaceutical companies. The company develops drugs and holistic therapies for diseases for which there is no cure yet. The focus is on oncology, gastroenterology, diseases of the central nervous system, as well as infectious diseases. German headquarters is Berlin. Life Science, Pharmacy, Immunology, Chemistry, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Life Science, Pharmacy, Immunology, Chemistry, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources