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Boehringer Ingelheim

Scientist III/IV - Molecular Biologist - Cardio-Metabolic

Post Date:Oct 14, 2018Type:Full-Time
Start Date:10/14/2018Salary:
Location:US-CT-Ridgefield Job Reference:US*234_186659

Job Description:


Candidate will be hired at level commensurate with experience and education

Scientist III/IV - Molecular Biologist - Cardio-Metabolic

Interested in joining a dynamic team to discover new medicines for the treatment of Cardio-Metabolic diseases?

The Cardio-Metabolic Diseases Research department at Boehringer Ingelheim is seeking a driven and skilled Molecular Biologist to join our team of talented scientists. Located in close proximity to New York, the Ridgefield site, in Connecticut, harbors the R&D activities of Boehringer Ingelheim in the US and is home to our dynamic team committed to discovering innovative medicines to improve the life of patients with cardio-metabolic diseases.


The successful candidate is a skilled scientist with strong expertise in classical and novel molecular biology techniques and who is experienced in utilizing automation systems to assist with laboratory workflows.

The scientist will work on supporting advancement of drug targets in the field of cardio-metabolic diseases including target validation, mechanistic and functional assay development and molecule evaluation. This position will support ongoing efforts to automate manual workflows and processes onto a semi-automated/fully automated robotics platform. 

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\:

  • Conducts scientific  research  utilizing molecular biology techniques, interprets experimental results and integrates them with project objectives

  • Responsible for technical leadership of automation systems relevant to molecular biology techniques

  • Collaborates with peers and cross functional teams and provides technical guidance in areas of expertise

  • Effectively organizes and communicate results and findings internally within and across departments as well as externally

Required Skills and Abilities\:

  • Experience with nucleic acid sample preparation technologies (e.g. primer design, RT-qPCR etc.) from human tissue and cell lines – FFPE preparations a plus

  • Knowledge in plasmid construct design, agarose gel electrophoresis, RNA/DNA purification, sequencing and sequence analysis

  • Proven experience in modern molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR optimization, troubleshooting) and related primary data analysis

  • Experience in running automation and high throughput instrumentation including liquid handlers (Beckman Biomek) and library preparations

  • Agility in prioritizing efforts and ability to multi-task to deliver on commitments

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment while maintaining a high level of attention to detail

Desired Skills and Abilities\:

  • Familiarity with generating AAV, lentiviral, minicircle and other gene delivery vectors

  • Ability to manipulate cells using plasmid and siRNA transfection and viral transduction

  • ddPCR™, Next Generation Sequencing (Illumina® HiSeq, NextSeq) and single cell microfluidic platforms (Fluidigm, 10x Genomics) a plus

  • Ability to work with Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Scientist III Requirements\:

  • Master’s Degree with 3+ years' experience in related scientific discipline or Bachelor’s Degree with 7+ years' experience in related scientific discipline or equivalent experience in related field

Scientist IV Requirements\:

  • Master’s Degree with 6+ years' experience in related scientific discipline or Bachelor’s Degree with 10+ years' experience in related scientific discipline or equivalent experience in related field

Additional Requirements\:

  • Supplemental technical courses in area of expertise

  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment with independence

  • Ability to draft technical reports

  • Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills

  • Concise and accurate reporting of technical data and interpretation thereof

  • Proven problem solving ability

  • Able to act for supervisor in his/her absence

  • Appropriate level of understanding of applicable regulations

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 a different kind of pharmaceutical company, a privately held company with the ability to have an innovative and long term view.  Our focus is on scientific discoveries that improve patients' lives and we equate success as a pharmaceutical company with the steady introduction of truly innovative medicines.  Boehringer Ingelheim is the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.  At Boehringer Ingelheim, we are committed to delivering value through innovation.  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.  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 - Minority/Female/Protected Veteran/Person with a Disability.  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, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military 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.


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