Boehringer Ingelheim Technologist, Histology (2 openings) in RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut
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Boehringer Ingelheim is currently hiring for a Technologist, Histologist (2 openings)
Performs all phases of routine histological preparation (including trimming, post-fixed organ weighing, embedding, microtomy, cryotomy, routine staining, coverslipping and labelling of prepared slides) as well as non-routine procedures (immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, special stains, etc.) according to study protocols. Performs routine work without supervision and non-routine work with minimal supervision; functions as team leader by serving as the responsible histologist for NDS studies; provides technical guidance and training in mastered techniques. Performs all work in a safe manner and in compliance with applicable regulations.
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:
Performs assigned routine histology procedures without supervision tosupport NDS toxicology studies (including trimming, post-fixed organ weighing,embedding, microtomy, cryotomy, routine staining, coverslipping and labellingof prepared slides), by organizing own workload, following applicable SOPs, OIsand study protocols, producing high quality histologic specimens and completingall study activities on time.
Performs non-routine histology procedures (including special stains,immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, etc.) with minimal supervision tosupport NDS toxicology studies; independently serves as the study histologistfor routine NDS studies.
Operates and performs routine maintenance on standard histology laboratoryequipment (including balances, tissue processors, embedding units, microtomes,cryostat, automatic stainers, automatic coverslippers, automatic cassette andslide labelers, and microscopes) without supervision; operates non-standardhistology laboratory equipment (eg, immunohistochemistry and in situhybridization autostainers, etc) to perform standard procedures with minimalsupervision; develops ability to performnon-routine maintenance and trouble-shoot equipment, with minimal supervision.
Documents all work activities and maintains all assigned study records incompliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Regulations and in accordancewith study protocols by following applicable SOPs, OIs regulations and companypolicies, using current forms and procedures, making all entries legibly,correctly and contemporaneously, and responding to all QA audit findingsappropriately and in a timely fashion.
Effective communication with and direction of teammates to ensure thatassigned study histologist studies are completed on time, with high qualityspecimens and by providing technical guidance and training in mastered skills.
Develops additional technical, scientific skills specific tohistotechnology in a GLP environment (eg., immunohistochemistry methodsdevelopment and qualification, electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, imageanalysis, non-routine equipment maintenance, GLP equipment/systems validation,etc.) by assisting team members that have mastered these skills and proceduresand/or by acquiring hands-on training and experience (classroom based or underthe supervision of an appropriate subject matter expert)
Performs all work in compliance with all applicable regulations, SOPs,company policies, safety training and procedures.
ASCP Certified (or eligible) Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist(HTL); OR Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution in a relevantscientific field with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the conductof histotechnology in a laboratory setting; OR high school diploma/GED with aminimum of eight (8) years of experience in the conduct of histotechnology in alaboratory setting.
Successful completion of a National Agency for Accrediting Agency forClinical Pathology (NAACLS) accredited Histotechnician program may be substitutedfor an Associate’s Degree
Demonstration of in-depth knowledge of and hands on proficiency in allaspects of histotechnology (routine and non-routine)
Appropriate level of understanding of applicable regulations
Strong written and verbal communication skills; concise and accuratereporting of information
Must be able to wear eyewear protection devices
Must be able to access laboratory equipment on bench tops or equivalentwhile using both hands to perform manual dexterity operations
Must be able to work in a seated position for an extended duration (2h),with periodic breaks, while performing routine histotechnology functions (eg.,tissue trimming, embedding, microtomy, etc.)
Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:
- GLP laboratory environment experience is preferred.
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
Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. 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. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work. 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. 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 identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran 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.
Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA
Title: Technologist, Histology (2 openings)
Location: Americas-United States-CT-Ridgefield
Requisition ID: 178066