Innovationsmanager*in Digital Health Scouting und Entwicklung (w/m/d)

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The mission of the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) is medical translation: transferring biomedical research findings into novel approaches to personalized prediction, prevention, diagnostics and therapy and, conversely, using clinical observations to develop new research ideas. The aim of its more than 400 scientists is to deliver relevant medical benefits to patients and the population at large. The BIH is also committed to establishing a comprehensive translational ecosystem as translational research unit at Charité – one that places emphasis on a system-wide understanding of health and disease and that promotes change in the biomedical research culture. The BIH was founded in 2013 and is funded 90 percent by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and 10 percent by the State of Berlin. The two founding institutions, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), were independent member entities within the BIH until 2020. As of 2021, the BIH has been integrated into Charité as its third pillar; the MDC is privileged partner of the BIH.
Charité BIH Innovation is looking
at the earliest possible date for a permanent position as
Innovation Manager Digital Health Scouting and Development (f/m/d)
The position is based at Charité BIH Innovation (CBI), the joint technology transfer office of Charité and BIH. The CBI Digital Labs team bundles activities to identify and develop Digital Health innovations for transfer, e.g., through startup founding or licensure. The program BIH Digital Health Accelerator, run by CBI Digital Labs, supports BIH/Charité innovators from clinical and research backgrounds in the development of Digital Health solutions by providing funding, expert mentoring, support in team expansion, network access to industry and investors, and a co-working space near Charité Campus Mitte.

Job description:

As Innovation Manager Digital Health Scouting and Development you will strengthen the team of the BIH Digital Health Accelerator program as an integral part. You will continuously expand the pipeline of promising project ideas by scouting as part of a multidisciplinary scouting team, as well as by supporting the project teams with a focus on needs validation and technology development. In addition, you accompany BIH DHA-funded projects along your technological competence profile. In detail:
  • Scouting: In close coordination with a interdisciplinary scouting team, you will establish a growing network of clinicians and researchers at Charité and BIH and identify digital health technologies and solution or product ideas with high medical and market potential
  • Project development: You will instruct project teams up to the application to the BIH DHA program to help validate their solutions or product ideas with a special focus on need and technology validation
  • Project support: You will supervise projects funded in the BIH DHA program along your technological competence profile (e.g. AI/ML/Data Science, software as a medical device)
  • Competence transfer: You independently support individuals, teams and units at Charité and BIH with interest in Digital Health through formats such as method workshops on product and technology development, team development, etc.

Your profile:

  • Completed scientific, technical or health-related university studies (Master), e.g. in bioinformatics, data science, engineering, medicine, medical technology, physics or comparable. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree are equally desirable, taking into account an adaptation of task and compensation levels
  • At least five years of professional experience in technology, prototype, and product development in digital health or medical technology
  • Work experience with a range of digital technologies, e.g. AI/ML, robotics, sensors, software, VR/MR/AR
  • Experience with Digital Health product and startup development processes, e.g. BioDesign, GAITS, a plus
  • Expertise in regulatory affairs (EU MDR/IVDR, U.S. FDA), a plus
  • Highly structured, proactive and result-oriented working style
  • High levels of initiative, flexibility and interpersonal skills, combined with strong communication skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken German and English

We offer:

  • A role relevant to society in a university setting that contributes to shaping the future
  • A key, complex and challenging role working with innovation teams from Charité and BIH clinic and research settings as part of a highly motivated team
  • An unlimited full-time position (39 hours/week)
  • Remuneration up to pay group 13 TVÖD VKA-K taking into account the individual profile and expertise
  • Additional benefits customary in the public sector (e.g. annual bonus, VBL)
  • 30 vacation days per year (with a five-day week) and up to 24 flextime days per year
  • Very good opportunities for further training and professional development
  • Flexibility between working in the BIH Digital Labs office in Berlin-Mitte and mobile working for a better work-life balance  

We live diversity!

BIH strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Applications from people with an immigrant background who meet the hiring requirements are expressly encouraged. Severely disabled applicants and those with equal status will be given preferential consideration in cases of equal suitability.
Please submit your application via the BIH Career Portal by 08.12.2022, quoting the reference number BIH-148.22. We are looking forward to hear from you!
Note: In the case of foreign university degrees, we draw your attention to the possible need for a certificate evaluation to be issued by the ZAB. You can find more information at:
For questions regarding this job posting, please contact Mr. Tim Huse (
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