Boehringer Ingelheim Scientist III, Screening Parasitology in ATHENS, Georgia

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.


Provide screening laboratory expertise to insure the quality and accuracy of screening processes, to meet Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health’s Discovery needs. The incumbent is core contributor to internal screening activities, of assessing assay performance and capabilities (variability, throughput, etc.), to identify and implement new screening technologies or approaches based on the needs of the program.

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:

  • Implement and contribute to in vitro parasite screening SOPs to minimize cycle time and maximize physiological relevance

  • Create and maintain an efficient record of current assay capabilities, including variability, throughput, etc

  • Contribute into innovative assay development and execute assay implementation in-house

  • Contribute to guidelines for selection, validation, and prioritization of new active molecules based on whole organism screening results

  • Work closely with the Senior Manager and Senior Scientist Screening Parasitology to execute and improve workflows for in vitro hit identification and confirmation

  • Develop strong interpersonal skills to interact with the Parasitology Discovery Team and whole Discovery team to contribute to a thorough biological validation package to support Hit-to-Lead chemistry plan

  • Contribute in developing new screening technologies or approaches to improve screening cascade

  • Contribute to growing the screening lab team over time and train additional team members

  • Contributes managing on a daily basis global research project activities within the screening unit and presents data to project teams or screening review teams with chemistry et al., other R&D Functions and research partners. Activities have to be compliant with legislative expectations of regulatory agencies as well as internal standards of Good Scientific Practice


  • B.S./M.S. from an accredited institution in parasitology, entomology, animal or biological sciences.

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in whole organism and other in vitro screening in an Animal Health company or agrochemical company or academic institution and experience with working with parasites of pets and ruminants or crop pests.

  • Knowledge of the veterinary pre-clinical parasitology research field

  • Working expertise on major veterinary ectoparasites and/or endoparasites and whole organism screening methodologies and data analysis. Working knowledge of parasiticide discovery and research

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and in a self-directed manner

  • Developed communication, interpersonal and intercultural skills allowing effective interaction across other groups in BIAH R&D

  • Fluency in English is mandatory

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-Vetmedica

Title: Scientist III, Screening Parasitology

Location: Americas-US-GA-Athens

Requisition ID: 1816042