Boehringer Ingelheim Senior Scientist Screening Parasitology in ATHENS, Georgia

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.


Provide screening laboratory leadership to insure the quality and accuracy of screening processes, to meet Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health’s Discovery needs. The incumbent leads internal screening activities, is in charge of assessing assay performance and capabilities (variability, throughput, etc.), to identify and implement new screening technologies or approaches based on the needs of the program.

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:

  • Implement and help designing the in vitro parasite screening SOPs to minimize cycle time and maximize physiological relevance

  • Create and maintain an efficient record of current assay capabilities, including variability, throughput, etc.

  • Develop recommendations and justification for innovative assay development to guide strategy for assay implementation in-house

  • Contribute Developing guidelines for selection, validation, and prioritization of new active molecules based on whole organism screening results

  • Work closely with the Senior Manager Screening Parasitology to deliver optimized workflows for in vitro hit identification and confirmation

  • Leverage strong interpersonal skills to interact closely with the Parasitology Discovery Team and whole Discovery team and other internal and/or external technical functions and resources to contribute delivering a thorough biological validation package to support Hit-to-Lead chemistry plan

  • Assess needs and propose solutions for new screening technologies or approaches to improve screening cascade

  • Contribute to build screening lab team over time and train additional team members.


  • B.S./M.S. from an accredited institution in parasitology, Animal Sciences or biological sciences with at least five (5) years of relevant experience in whole organism and other in vitro screening in an Animal Health company, or a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in parasitology with thorough knowledge of parasites of Pets and Ruminants with at least three (3) years of relevant experience.

  • Good knowledge of the veterinary pre-clinical parasitology research field

  • Excellent expertise on most major veterinary ectoparasites and endoparasites and whole organism screening methodology

  • Solid working knowledge of parasiticide discovery and research

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Work independently and in team and in a self-directed manner in close alignment with Sr Manager Screening Parasitology

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and intercultural skills allowing effective interaction across other groups in BIAH R&D and academic collaborators

  • Fluency in English is mandatory and ability to communicate in another language such as French or German is beneficial but not mandatory

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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

Our Culture:

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-Merial, Inc.

Title: Senior Scientist Screening Parasitology

Location: Americas-United States-GA-Athens

Requisition ID: 187794