Principal Scientist, In Vitro Pharmacologist
 Ridgefield, CT

Boehringer Ingelheim is currently seeking a

driven and innovative Principal Scientist to join the Integrative

Toxicology group in our Non-clinical Drug Safety (NDS) Department at

our Ridgefield, CT facility. The successful candidate will lead a

laboratory unit focused on advanced in vitro models to support toxicology

species selection and de-risking of new therapeutic products (small molecules,

biologics, novel modalities) across several therapeutic areas, and will

collaborate with our Modeling, Molecular Pathology, Immunopharmacology,

Biomarker, PK/PD and in vivo pharmacology groups.

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.


& Responsibilities:

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  • Demonstrates
    an expertise in a specific project-relevant area or technology ( i.e. in
    vitro pharmacology, 3D cultures and development of complex in
    vitro systems, microphysiological systems)
  • Directs and
    oversees the experimental design and results of technical scientists; has
    full accountability for direct reports, including but not limited to goal
    setting and definition of personal development plans
  • Supervises and
    reviews preparation of clear technical reports, publications and oral
    presentations. Independently communicates team results in the form of
    reports and or presentations; delivers updates to senior level management
    in context of overall project/lab goals
  • Proposes new
    technologies and concepts in support of multiple projects; develops broad
    knowledge in field of expertise, including the ability to interpret
    current literature relevant to R&D projects, and visibility outside of
    functional area
  • Assumes
    departmental responsibility for projects in the Discovery phase and/or
    supports multiple project teams as subject matter expert
  • Complies with
    all applicable regulations; ensures that work performed in area of
    responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner; maintains
    proper records in accordance with SOPs, appropriate guidance and policies
  • Contributes to
    departmental administration; demonstrates fiscal responsibility with
    respect to cost of experiments, technology, external collaborations, and

Required Education &


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  • PhD degree or
    equivalent with 5 years’ experience in the field(s) of Molecular &
    Cellular Biology, Toxicology or similar area of study
  • Demonstrates
    broad knowledge in the field of expertize i.e. microphysiological systems,
    3D cultures and development of complex in vitro systems
  • Appropriate
    level of understanding of applicable regulations
  • Ability to
    communicate effectively both orally and in writing in an interdisciplinary
  • Previous
    supervisory and matrix working experience highly preferred

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities:

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  • Experience
    with mammalian cell culture techniques (primary cells and cell
    lines). Experience with stable cell line development or
    integration of reporter gene constructs. Experience with ex vivo cell isolation from large
    animals a plus.
  • General
    knowledge of molecular and cell biology, genomics and principles of
    virology required
  • Familiarity
    with the use of data display platforms (e.g. GraphPad Prism, TIBCO
  • Familiarity
    with genomic database and data mining, and statistical analysis of
    biological data a plus
  • Familiarity
    with the drug development process and/or toxicology and/or immune-oncology
    and/or anti-inflammatory therapies of advantage
  • Evidence of
    publication records a plus

Eligibility Requirements:

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  • Must be legally authorized to
    work in the United States
  • Must be willing to submit to a
    background investigation, including verification of your past employment,
    criminal history, and educational background
  • Must be willing to take a drug
    test and post-offer physical (if required)
  • Must be 18 years of age or

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.

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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.