Boehringer Ingelheim Scientist III / IV - Cancer Immunology & Immune Modulation Project Enablement in RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut

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Scientist III-IV

Cancer Immunology &Immune Modulation Project Enablement

Ridgefield, CT

Thequalified candidate will be hired at the appropriate level commensurate with education/experience.

Description:

Bench Scientist, Cancer Immunology & Immune Modulation

The Cancer Immunology and Immune Modulation (CI&IM) Division of Boehringer Ingelheim (BI)

Discovery Research is looking to further enhance its scientific talent base at the BI Research site in Ridgefield, CT, USA by recruiting experienced scientists responsible for driving immune modulatory therapeutic concepts into drug discovery projects. In particular, this member will be part of a team which will translate innovative drug concepts into projects for CI-IM discovery. Bridging novel ideas to therapeutic biologic lead generation readiness involves deep insights into biological concepts for application of biologics drugs to the modification of relevant targets, primarily through the establishment of optimal assays, tool and validation reagents, and their testing in relevant systems. To contribute to a sustained and innovative CI-IM portfolio it is expected that the candidate will, under limited supervision, effectively plan, execute and report scientific studies relevant to supporting ongoing projects.

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 - Scientist IV:

  • Design and execute non-routine experiments on the basis of literature analyses generally without supervision.

  • Train technicians and junior scientist in all areas of laboratory operations.

  • Assume departmental responsibility for discovery or development projects, if needed.

  • Perform all work in conformance with applicable regulation. Perform all work in a safe manner.

  • The primary scope of responsibility is within the immediate discipline and secondarily within a multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Initiates, designs, interprets accurately, troubleshoots and completes routine proceduresindependently and efficiently; initiates, designs, interprets accurately,troubleshoots and completes non-routineand difficult procedures generally without supervision; Conducts exploratoryexperiments

  • Proposes, gains support for and implements ideas from individual’sknowledge of science and technology and understanding of drug discovery process

  • Proposes, evaluates and implements new technologies; independently appliesbasic scientific principles, performs literature searches, attends scientificmeetings, and keeps abreast of literature in own field

  • Effectively communicates and defends own work, orally and in writing, inthe context of the team goals at meetings

  • Demonstrates a solid level of technical proficiency in field; trainstechnicians and junior level scientists in this field

  • Reports and treats data with a high level of integrity and ethics

  • Complies with applicable regulations, performing all work in a safe manner;Maintains proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies

  • Participate incross departmental project teams when assigned

Additional Specifics Regarding Duties & Responsibilities – ScientistIV

  • Identify, evaluate, troubleshoot, implement and execute on standard and novel biochemical assays and invitro immunologicalassays to support the discovery of biotherapeutic agents for autoimmunediseases and cancer immunotherapy, and profiling of drug candidates.

  • Present scientific data in internal department and global project team meetings.

  • As warranted, participate as a member of global projectteams and contribute to the prosecution of therapeutic concepts though deliveryof high quality data.

Requirements - Scientist IV:

  • Master’s Degree (MS) from an accredited institution in Immunology, Cell Biology, or a closelyrelated area that provides the appropriate background

  • With six-plus (6+) years of experience a related scientific field or experience indrug discovery with a track record of effectively contributing to therapeuticconcepts within a Pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting preferred

  • OR Bachelor’s Degree in Immunology, Cell Biology, or a closelyrelated area that provides the appropriate background from an accreditedinstitution

  • With ten (10+) years of experience a related scientific field or experience indrug discovery with a track record of effectively contributing to therapeuticconcepts within a Pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting preferred

  • A very good understanding of the discovery and development ofbiologics including monoclonal antibodies an advantage.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • An excellent track record of publications in the field a plus

  • Experience in cell/molecular biology with proficiency in the analysisand understanding of immune cells and molecules an advantage.

  • Advanced trainingin the area of technical expertise

  • Propose newexperimental designs, Conduct probing experiments

  • Plan and conductlaboratory experiments and evaluate and interpret data

  • Provide trainingand guidance to laboratory personnel

  • Prepare technicalreports, publications and oral presentations

  • Act as a leader inabsence of supervisor

  • Appropriate levelof understanding of applicable regulations

Duties & Responsibilities - Scientist III:

  • Performs routine lab duties without supervision.

  • Designs and executes non-routine experiments on a basis of literature analyses with minimal supervision.

  • Assists in supervising/training technicians and junior scientist.

  • Performs all work in conformance with applicable regulations.

  • Performs all work in a safe manner.

  • The primary scope of responsibility is within the immediate discipline and secondarily within a multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Initiates and completes routine procedures in an independent and efficient manner; Troubleshoots effectively and solves scientific problems independently; Operates lab equipment and is independently responsible for maintenance

  • Designs and executes non-routine experiments on a basis of literature analyses with minimal supervision

  • Independently applies basic scientific principles, performs literature searches, attends scientific meetings, and keeps abreast of literature in own field

  • Proposes new experiments/technologies based on science as well as overall understanding of drug discovery/development process; Demonstrates expertise in field and contributes to training technicians and junior level scientists

  • Effectively communicates and defends own work in the context of team and department goals both orally and in writing

  • Reports and treats data with a high level of integrity and ethics; Write protocols, procedures, and technical reports; Provide input for scientific reports

  • Complies with applicable regulations, performing all work in a safe manner; Maintains proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies

Additional Specifics Regarding Duties & Responsibilities - Scientist III

  • Execute on standard biochemical assays and in vitro immunological assays to support the discovery of biotherapeutic agents for autoimmune diseases and cancer immunotherapy, and profiling of drug candidates.

  • Under supervision, evaluate and implement novel biochemical assays and in vitro immunological techniques to support the discovery of biotherapeutic agents for autoimmune diseases and cancer immunotherapy, and profiling of drug candidates.

  • Present scientific data in internal department meetings.

  • As warranted and under supervision, present scientific data in global project team meetings.

Requirements - Scientist III:

  • Master’s Degree (MS) from an accredited institution in Immunology, Cell Biology, or a closelyrelated area that provides the appropriate background

  • With three-plus (3+) years of experiencein a related scientific field or experience in drug discovery with a track record of effectively contributing totherapeutic concepts within a Pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting preferred

  • OR Bachelor’s Degree (BS) from an accredited institution in Immunology, Cell Biology, or a closely related area that provides the appropriate background

  • With seven-plus (7+) years of experience a related scientific field or experience in drug discovery with a track record of effectively contributing totherapeutic concepts within a Pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting preferred

  • A very good understanding of the discovery and development ofbiologics includingmonoclonal antibodies an advantage.of immune cells and molecules an advantage.

  • An track record of publications in the field a plus

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • Experience in cell/molecular biology with proficiency in the analysisand understanding

  • Supplemental technical courses in area of expertise

  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment with independence

  • Ability to draft technical reports

  • Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills

  • Concise and accurate reporting of technical data and interpretation thereof

  • Proven problem solving ability

  • Able to act for supervisor in his/her absence

  • Appropriate level of understanding of applicable regulations

EligibilityRequirements:

  • Must be legallyauthorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing totake a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years ofage or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is a different kind of pharmaceutical company, a privately held company with the ability to have an innovative and long term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries that improve patients' lives and we equate success as a pharmaceutical company with the steady introduction of truly innovative medicines. Boehringer Ingelheim is the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations. At Boehringer Ingelheim, we are committed to delivering value through innovation. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce - Minority/Female/Protected Veteran/Person with a Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.

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Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA

Title: Scientist III / IV - Cancer Immunology & Immune Modulation Project Enablement

Location: Americas-United States-CT-Ridgefield

Requisition ID: 177649