Boehringer Ingelheim Scientist IV, BioProcess Science - Contract 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.


Performs the below duties within BioProcess Science with proficiency without supervision:

  • Is proficient to design and execute experimentation via current documentation guidelines in transition of new R&D projects to operations units in an independent and efficient manner,

  • Is proficient to lead the Designing, Planning, Scheduling and Execution in development of process(es), optimization of process(es),confirmation of process(es), validation and manufacturing of qualifying and pre-licensing serials,

  • Is proficient in Communicating work orally, in writing and in presentation format by treating reports and data with a high level of integrity and ethics and will complete roles and responsibilities as a BioProcess Science Core Team Member,

  • Proficient in the designing of experimentation to improve consistency, stability and yields of product antigens, and

  • Proficient in training/instructing junior scientists.

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:

  • Proficient in Leading transfer, scale up or scale down efforts of new processes from Development to operations units in the development, optimization and confirmation from small to large scale.

  • Lead optimization efforts of current processes by conducting experiments to evaluate different growth parameters, medium components and new equipment.

  • Proposes, evaluates and implements the setting up, operation and validation of new equipment. Ensures maintenance of equipment and it is kept in operational status. Proficient working with vendors and engineering to secure resources to evaluate instrument or equipment and represent the BioProcess Team.

  • Proficient leading development and optimization efforts in identifying lyophilization cycles for new products from development to production freeze dryers.

  • Capable of leading team meetings, lead projects team meetings, lead on-job trainings, assist in career development seminars and other assignments as determined by supervisor. Proposes, gains support with Core Team and/or sub Team, and implements the Design, Schedule, Execution and authoring protocols, conduct experiments and generation of reports and treats all data with a high level of integrity and ethics. Utilization of Statistical software is required.


  • Bachelos' degree in a relevant scientific discipline required plus eight (8) years relevant experience or, Master's degreein a relevant scientific discipline required plus four (4) years relevant experience or, PhD in a relevant scientific discipline required plus two (2) years relevant experience preferred.

  • Must have the ability to operate and train colleagues on current instrumentation/equipment and learn then train new technology and concepts.

  • Concise, clear and accurate reporting of technical data and information.

  • Must have advanced lab skills with experience with bacteria, viruses, cell culture and down-stream processes.

  • Proficient in processes related to bioreactor/fermentation, down-stream methods and lyophilization, experienced with formulation of biological products is expected.

  • Proficiency in troubleshooting problems and take corrective actions to solve the problem and generate results on-time.

  • Proficient utilizing Statistical software to generate data and can train junior scientists to utilize Statistical software and data analysis.

  • This position may assist higher level scientists in experimentsl designed to enhance current processes, investigate then resolve problems related to biological products, and to develop new or improve existing production processes.

  • Working with other team members to provide hands on assistance will be required for both small scale and large scale including, but not limited to, up-stream processes, down stream processes and lyophilization processes.

  • This individual will also be expected to represent BioProcess Science as a project Core Team member, lead Core Sub-Teams or be part of a Core Sub-Team.

  • Physical Demands / Surroundings :

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds occasionally

  • Frequent periods of sitting, walking, and standing

  • Occasionally must climb stairs or ladders, balance, bend or stoop, crouch or squat

  • Occasional low level work, fine finger dexterity/ including grasping or pinching required

  • Writing and use of a computer keyboard frequently

  • Occasional use of personal protective equipment

  • Visual / Hearing Demands :

  • Color vision and depth perception required.

  • May require extended hours at a computer screen.

  • Must be able to read electronic documents of all types.

  • Hearing acuity required.

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Capable of forming and maintaining value added relationships both domestically and internationally.

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 IV, BioProcess Science - Contract

Location: Americas-US-GA-Athens

Requisition ID: 1815798