Boehringer Ingelheim Senior Associate Director, Lead Expression 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.


Provides organizational, technological, and scientific leadership in the expression process for BI's global New Biological Entity (NBE) pipeline. Manages a cross-functional group encompassing V-gene recovery and production technologies from mammalian and microbial systems to generate and supply high-quality protein material supply from preLO to up to SoPD, ensuring capability at industry standard or industry-leading level. Coordinates large-scale bioreactor capacity to supply IDSS material from humanized lead candidates for in vivo studies and manufacturability assessment in Research in harmonization with Biopharma processes. Contributes to R&D discovery research by organizing and managing scientific and technical activities based on an understanding of the NBE process. Lead contact for Biopharmaceuticals organization to ensure smooth transfer of projects at transition phase through transparent forecasting, information transfer and consulting from hand-over to entry into Development. Develops and mentors scientists in a technical area within NBE Discovery. Initiates and defends technology or project concepts to senior management. Supervises technology teams, sponsors CPI initiatives and fosters collaborative interactions across disciplines and within the industry to further scientific knowledge and continuous improvements of BI’s NBE capabilities.

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:

  • Provide organizational, scientific and technical leadership for therapeutic antibody production from V-gene recovery in high-throughput to multi-liter fermentations to support NBE pipeline success.

  • Assist in defining departmental strategy with respect to NBE research goals.

  • Demonstrates strategic vision and scientific expertise in shaping department strategic plans

  • Effectively participates in discovery teams; Uses breadth of experience to focus teams on important issues outside of their immediate scope;

  • Delivers project updates and strategic recommendations to senior level management

  • Coordinates all postLO projects at transition to Biopharmaceuticals organizations internationally. Responsible for forecasting, information transfer and project planning at entry to early development.

  • Responsible for communication with global Biopharmaceuticals organization; Key contact to improve collaboration and alignment

  • Identification, implementation, and resourcing of new technologies / external collaborations in support of research goals; Responsibility for integration with technology providers. Participation on licensing and technology evaluation teams

  • Manages and develops personnel to achieve Research goals; contributes/facilitates departmental recruiting efforts

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


  • Requires a PhD degree plus seven (7) years related industry experience or equivalent in addition to experience in lab management.

  • Requires an advanced knowledge of a technology employed in the skill center such as protein engineering, lead generation and associated immunology, protein expression and purification, analytical biophysics of proteins, advanced mass spectrometry.

  • Requires supervision and mentoring of junior staff within that technology.

  • Four (4) to six years leadership and project management experience

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills

  • Needs experience in one or more of the skills listed above, along with knowledge of the skill center process and the ability to apply those skills to the process.

  • Requires international travel and collaboration.

  • Requires personnel management of experienced professionals.

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: Senior Associate Director, Lead Expression

Location: Americas-United States-CT-Ridgefield

Requisition ID: 185822