Boehringer Ingelheim Scientist III / IV - Molecular/Genomics Lab, Cancer Immunology Biomarkers in RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut

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Scientist III-IV

Molecular/Genomics Lab, Cancer Immunology Biomarkers

Ridgefield, CT

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

Description:

In the Department of Cancer Immunology and Immune Modulation (CI&IM) we are currently looking for a highly motivated and result oriented S cientist III/IV to join the Molecular/Genomics laboratory within the Cancer Immunology Biomarker Team. The Molecular/Genomics lab will be focused on developing genomic based assays in addition to exploring new technologies centered on biomarker discovery during early development of therapeutic programs. The Biomarker group contributes to the identification and validation of patient selection biomarkers as well as pharmacodynamic biomarkers in alignment with the respective project teams in research, preclinical and clinical development. Moreover the group is also heavily involved in the characterization of the mode of action of novel immuno-oncology medicines.

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 – Scientist IV

  • Develop and validate molecular/genomic assays in addition toexploration of new technologies for in vivo disease models and human cancer tissueand blood samples.

  • Profile drug candidates to identify predictiveand pharmacodynamic biomarkers. Coordinate effectively with other members ofthe laboratory and other scientists in the Biomarker Group.

  • Establish molecular/genomic assays to investigate mechanismsof immune-mediated effects of novel immunotherapeutic concepts during thepreclinical development program.

  • Contribute to successful drug development as a memberof a multidisciplinary team.

  • Contribute to the profiling, validation andinitial application of biomarkers in clinical studies.

Requirements - Scientist IV:

  • Master’s Degree (MS) from an accredited institution

  • With six-plus (6+) years of experience in a related scientific field

  • OR Bachelor’s Degree from an accreditedinstitution

  • With ten (10+) years of experience in a related scientific field

  • Advanced training in molecular/genomic basedassays

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cancer biology andimmunology

  • Ability to pose new experimental designs

  • Ability to plan and conduct laboratoryexperiments and evaluate and interpret data.

  • Ability to provide training and guidance tolaboratory personnel.

  • Ability to conduct probing experiments.

  • Appropriate level ofunderstanding of applicable regulations.

  • Requires an understanding for the discovery anddevelopment of molecular/genomicbased biomarkers and an understanding of novel therapeutic concepts.

  • Requires critical thinking e.g. by proposing andimplementing novel experimental approaches and concepts contributing to the cancerimmunology and immune modulation (CI&IM) research goals.

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:

  • Develop and validate molecular/genomic assays in addition to exploration of new technologies for in vivo disease models and human cancer tissue and blood samples.

  • Profile drug candidates to identify predictive and pharmacodynamic biomarkers. Coordinate effectively with other members of the laboratory and other scientists in the Biomarker Group.

  • Establish molecular/genomic assays to investigate mechanisms of immune-mediated effects of novel immunotherapeutic concepts during the preclinical development program.

  • Contribute to successful drug development as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Contribute to the profiling, validation and initial application of biomarkers in clinical studies.

Requirements - Scientist III:

  • Master’s Degree (MS) from an accredited institution

  • With three-plus (3+) years of experience in a related scientific field

  • OR Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution

  • With seven (7+) years of experience in a related scientific field

  • Training in molecular/genomic based assays.

  • Supplemental technical courses in cancerimmunology

  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment withindependence

  • Ability to draft technical reports

  • Demonstrate written and verbal communicationskills

  • Concise and accurate reporting of technicaldata and interpretation thereof

  • Proven problem solving ability

  • Able to act for supervisor in his/her absence

  • Appropriate level of understanding ofapplicable regulations

  • Requires an understanding for the discovery anddevelopment of molecular/genomicbased biomarkers and an understanding of novel therapeutic concepts.

  • Requires critical thinking e.g. by proposing andimplementing novel experimental approaches and concepts contributing to the cancerimmunology and immune modulation (CI&IM) research goals.

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 - Molecular/Genomics Lab, Cancer Immunology Biomarkers

Location: Americas-United States-CT-Ridgefield

Requisition ID: 177651