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Scientist II/III, Immunology & Inflammatory

Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Location: Hartford
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Candidate will be hired at level commensurate with experience and educationThe Immunology & Respiratory Diseases department is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Scientist II/III to join our Ridgefield, CT Disease positioning group. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, optimizing, evaluating and validating a variety of cell culture systems using primary human disease relevant cells and state of the art technology combined with relevant inflammatory and fibrotic stimuli. Experimental strategies, approaches and read outs will include\: proteomics, transcriptional profiling and flow cytometry. Key attributes of the candidate include\: agility, flexibility, accountability, collaboration and intrapreneurship.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\:

  • Design and implementation of in vitro functional cell culture assays using primary cells.
  • Isolation and culture of human primary cells from blood and tissue.
  • Utilize multi-color flow cytometry approaches to assess cellular subsets from blood and tissue.
  • Work with members of the lab to develop and optimize co-culture assays to enhance our understanding of cellular cross talk in the gut and lung to refine our understanding of novel drug targets in disease.
  • Interface and work closely with colleagues in the translational medicine biomarker group to transfer qualified assays to allow "fit for purpose" development and implementation into early to mid-stage clinical trials.
  • Develop an understanding of R&D team goals and work effectively towards achieving them.
  • Independently prepare and communicate technical reports, publications, and oral presentations.
  • Deliver updates to project teams and department management in context of overall project goals.
  • Implement new technologies, keep abreast of relevant literature, attend scientific meetings and develop visibility outside of functional area. Build cross-functional relationships that help drive projects.
  • Comply with all applicable regulations, performing all work in a safe manner; maintain proper records and scientific notebooks in accordance with SOPs and policies.
  • 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.
  • 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 critical thinking, integrity and ethics.Scientist III Requirements\:
    • Master's Degree from an accredited institution with three-plus (3+) years of experience in related scientific discipline, OR Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with seven-plus (7+) years of experience in related scientific discipline or equivalent experience in related fieldScientist II Requirements\:
      • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with three-plus (3+) years of experience in related scientific discipline or Master's Degree from an accredited institution in related scientific discipline or equivalent experience in related fieldKnowledge, Skills, Experience needed for both levels\:
        • Proven experience and knowledge of human cell isolation and culture including downstream functional readouts
        • Experience in ELISAs, flow cytometry is required. Basic knowledge of RNA isolation methods and analysis is a plus.
        • Ability to troubleshoot assays and interpret complex data in an independent fashion
        • Excellent agility to take on multiple tasks and effective time management skills
        • Possess strong written and oral communications skills and ability to prepare and present data to project teams and research management as required
        • Experience in working in a matrix environment and supporting multiple projects at same time
        • Ability to provide training and guidance to laboratory personnelEligibility 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
          • This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against -COVID-19 -or have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Click - -for more information on the vaccine mandate and -COVID-19.Who We Are\:At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal\: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.Want to learn more? Visit boehringer-ingelheim.com and join us in our effort to make more health.Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Puerto Rico 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; citizenship status, marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; physical or psychiatric disability; veteran or military status; domestic violence victim status; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. -

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