Boehringer Ingelheim Scientist II, Histotechnology - Molecular Pathology in RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut

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.

The Experimental Pathology group at Boehringer Ingelheim is currently seeking several talented Scientists for a new Molecular Pathology lab within Non-clinical Drug Safety for Development at the Ridgefield, CT, site. Our team uses state-of-the-art tissue-based methods to support drug safety evaluation. By integrating histopathology with current molecular and imaging techniques. This lab will provides novel biomarkers and enhanced biological context for safety decisions.


Performs all phases of histological specimen preparation (including trimming, embedding, microtomy, cryotomy, staining, coverslipping and labelling of prepared slides), with emphasis on the performance of molecular pathology procedures (immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, special stains, etc.) according to study protocols. Performs all work efficiently and without supervision, 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 histology procedures efficiently and withoutsupervision to support Molecular Pathology studies (including trimming,embedding, microtomy, cryotomy, staining, coverslipping, labelling of preparedslides, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, etc.), by organizing ownworkload , following applicable method and study protocols, producing highquality histologic specimens and completing all study activities on time.

  • Demonstrates mastery of specialized technical or scientific skillsapplicable to molecular pathology (eg., immunohistochemistry methodsdevelopment and qualification, electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, imageanalysis, etc.); independently proposesand implements new technologies and/or process improvements

  • Operates and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on histologylaboratory equipment (including balances, tissue processors, embedding units,microtomes, cryostat, automatic stainers, automatic coverslippers, automaticcassette and slide labelers, microscopes immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridizationautostainers, etc); demonstrates ability to trouble-shoot equipment withoutsupervision.

  • Documents all work activities and maintains all assigned study recordsaccurately, completely and in accordance with study protocols by followingapplicable company policies, using current forms and procedures, and making allentries legibly, correctly and contemporaneously.

  • Performs all work safely and in compliance with all applicableregulations, SOPs, company policies, safety training and procedures.


  • One of the following is required:
  1. ASCP Certified Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) with aminimum of seven (7) years of experience in the conduct of histotechnology,including at least three (3) years of hands-on experience inimmunohistochemistry and/or in situ hybridization in a laboratory setting;

  2. HT/HTL with Qualification in Immunohistochemistry (QIHC) or eligiblewith a minimum of three (3) years so experience in the conduct ofhistotechnology, including at least two (2) years of hands-on experience inimmunohistochemistry and/or in situ hybridization in a laboratory setting; OR

  3. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a relevantscientific field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the conductof histotechnology, including at least two (2) years of hands-on experience inimmunohistochemistry and/or in situ hybridization in a laboratory setting.

  • Demonstration of mastery of all aspects of histotechnology, includingroutine conduct of molecular pathology techniques (eg, immunohistochemistry, insitu hybridization).

  • 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.)

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-BI Pharma/BI USA

Title: Scientist II, Histotechnology - Molecular Pathology

Location: Americas-United States-CT-Ridgefield

Requisition ID: 188369