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Candidate will be hired at level commensurate with experience and education
We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative Scientist II/III, In vivo with strong interpersonal communication skills to join the talented Cancer Immunology & Immune Modulation (CI & IM) Research Group at Boehringer Ingelheim’s US research facility in Ridgefield, CT. The successful candidate will work within the CI&IM in vivo pharmacology group to advance both exploratory and drug candidate discovery programs and provide target discovery/validation, in-vivo efficacy, mechanism of action (MOA) and pharmacodynamic data essential to drive projects into clinical development. The ideal candidate will collaborate with other members of in vivo teams and with key responsibilities involving primarily designing and conducting in vivo pharmacology models of inflammation and oncology, as well as establishing early PK/PD for lead progression.
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies’ success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim’s high regard for our employees.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Execute research projects according to the experimental design, ensure technically capable and provide accurate and reproducible data.
- Independently perform in vivo studies, proficient in data collection/documentation, interpret data and with mentorship, present to project teams.
- Collaborate extensively with other members of the Immune Modulation Group in Ridgefield, while synergizing effectively with the in vivo pharmacology group in the Inflammation & Respiratory therapeutic area.
- Expand scientific/technical knowledge and skill sets by regularly reading relevant scientific literature and implement learnings in the study designs or project strategies.
- Ensure that the highest standard of animal welfare is maintained in all studies involving experimental animals.
- Understand and implement study protocol according to AAALAC and IACUC guidelines.
Scientist II Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with three-plus (3+) years of experience in related scientific discipline, or Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in related scientific discipline or equivalent experience in related field
- Extensive hands-on experience conducting rodent experiments including preparation of test compounds, handle and dose mice by various routes (IP, SC, IV or PO), collection of blood and tissues for PK and PD biomarker analysis.
- Demonstrated research experience with a focus on basic immunology techniques, such as multi-channel flow cytometry, FACS sorting, ELISA is a plus
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Scientist III Requirements:
- Master’s Degree from an accredited institution with three-plus (3+) years of experience in related scientific discipline, OR Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with seven-plus (7+) years of experience in related scientific discipline or equivalent experience in related field
- Extensive hands-on experience conducting rodent experiments including preparation of test compounds, handling and dosing mice by various routes (IP, SC, IV or PO), collection of blood and tissues for PK and PD biomarker analysis.
- Familiar with human or murine primary cell isolation, cytokine profiling by ELISA or MSD, T cell and/or myeloid cell functional assays, Western blot, and qPCR. Experience in using multi-color flow cytometry (FACS) to evaluate immune cell biomarkers and data analysis software is a plus.
- Prior experience with syngeneic or xenograft tumor models or PDX models is preferred. Familiarity with hydrodynamic tail vein injection is a plus but not required.
Requirements for both levels:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in all common Microsoft Office and Graphpad Prism software.
- Strong ability to multi-task and willingness to work effectively in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, and diverse research environment.
- The ability to work independent and be a team player.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
Must be 18 years of age or older
Who We Are:
At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.
Want to learn more? Visit boehringer-ingelheim.com and join us in our effort to make more health. Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which benefits our employees, patients, and communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a person’s actual or perceived race, including natural hairstyles, hair texture and protective hairstyles; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law.