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Boehringer Ingelheim

Senior Research Biologist (Analytical)

Post Date:Oct 10, 2018Type:Full-Time
Start Date:10/10/2018Salary:
Location:US-GA-Athens Job Reference:US*234_189092

Job Description:



Develop and cultivate analytical strategies for projects. Participate in select project subteams as an assay and/or clinical-analytical representative (and possibly at the project core team level). Independently develop, perform, and validate analytical assays for the evaluation of clinical or process development samples containing antigens/pathogens and report assay results in support of biologicals product development. Provide quality support through data acquisition, reporting, and communication.


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\:

  • Proactively develop analytical strategies that meet project requirements. Lead, drive, and follow through on the execution of the analytical strategy for the project.

  • Represent analytical group in select project subteams (and possibly at the project core team level). Exhibit effective reporting communication skills to be able to describe work and results to teams in a timely manner for decision making and project steering.

  • Independently execute in vitro (and occasionally in vivo) analytical assays to evaluate clinical trial animal samples. Accountable for performing all techniques and assays so test sessions yield valid results and repeated work is minimized. Train other personnel in new analytical technologies.

  • Lead, design, and contribute to the development and validation of assays for clinical studies and product development.

  • Accurately record all data from research techniques and tests on data capture forms, research notebooks, and raw data notebooks as appropriate. Perform initial data analysis so that accurate and precise results are  obtained and reported. Generate documentation (ex. method protocols, reports, SOPs) in support of techniques or modification of techniques.

  • Able to seek out, identify, and learn new analytical technologies. Be able to perform, analyze and interpret results. Train other personnel in new analytical technologies.

  • Demonstrates leadership by maintaining a constructive and positive attitude for working on projects in the Bioanalytical Group, and for working at Boehringer Ingelheim. Follow Research & Development policies and procedures to maintain high quality standards within the established Quality System, and to contribute to continuous improvement by applying best practices (Operational Excellence).

  • Basic understanding of USDA regulation and Quality requirements for veterinary vaccines.

  • General understanding of animal vaccine development and production process and organization.


  • Ph. D. or Master's degree with at least 4+ years or Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of analytical assay experience in an animal health vaccine environment.

  • Able to competently perform multiple types of assays (biochemical, molecular and immunological in nature). Specifically extensive experience in serum neutralization assays, viral titration assays, ELISA, Western blotting, qPCR and HPLC/FPLC are specifically sought.

  • Strict adherence to defined assay method protocols.

  • Extremely organized with attention to detail.

  • Can learn new types of assays and technology easily.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.

  • Proactive and resourceful.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; High level of comfort/ease interacting with all levels of the organization.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities\:

  • Background in development and production of animal vaccines or biologicals is highly preferred.

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 neighbourhoods 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.

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