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Boehringer Ingelheim Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cancer Immunology in RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut

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.

Boehringer Ingelheim is currently seeking a creative and innovative Post-Doctoral Fellow to join the Myeloid and Dendritic Cell Biology group within the Department of Cancer Immunology and Immune Modulation, to investigate cellular and molecular interactions in the tumor microenvironment and in lymphoid organs that affect anti-tumor immunity. This 2-year post (with potential for 1-2 year extension) is anticipated to provide new insights into tumor-stromal-immune crosstalk for high-impact publications. A PhD in Biosciences with a strong background in cancer immunology, cancer genetics, tumor stromal biology or angiogenesis is preferred, together with relevant cell culture and assay experience.

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 and Responsibilities:

  • Asa Post-Doctoral Fellow you will benefit from a fully resourced and fullyfunded research environment with access to state-of-the-art tools,technologies and equipment.

  • Youwill assume full responsibility for a research project, working closelywith a senior research technician and an experienced mentor, and willleverage collaboration opportunities within BI across departments andacross sites as well as with academic collaborators.

  • Embeddedin the BI Research organization, you will have regular access to other BIscientists beyond your immediate lab to discuss your science and definethe best possible approach at each stage of your project.

  • Youwill become part of BI’s international, multi-site Postdoc community, andyou will benefit from vibrant scientific discussions with scientists andpeers locally as well as globally via using state-of-the-arttelecommunication technology and via regular Postdoc retreats.

  • Youwill receive sponsorship for attendance of relevant scientificconferences.

  • Youwill be expected to publish your scientific results in peer-reviewedjournals and present your data at international immunology conferences.

  • Youwill be supported by your mentor to define the optimal publicationstrategy for conference abstracts and actual manuscripts.

  • AlthoughPostdoc projects are basic science-focused you will gain valuable insightsin the drug discovery process via interactions with scientists inside andoutside of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Cancer Immunology and Immune Modulationdepartment

Requirements :

  • PhDin Biosciences with a strong background in tumor stromal biology,angiogenesis or cancer immunology required.

  • Priorresearch experience of relevant in vitro experimental techniques/approachesincluding cell culture of relevant primary cells (fibroblasts, immunecells etc.), and flow cytometry is preferred.

  • Experiencewith in vivo mouse models is required.

  • Abilityto optimize and develop assays/techniques, as well as leverage newtechnology opportunities, to address scientific questions effectively

  • Evidenceof scientific rigor and excellence in stromal biology/cancer immunology asdocumented by relevant peer-reviewed publications

  • Criticaland creative thinking, self-motivated to innovate, and organized

  • Excellentcommunication, networking and presentation skills, as well as excellentdata analysis and data management skills


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

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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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.



Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA

Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cancer Immunology

Location: Americas-US-CT-Ridgefield

Requisition ID: 2011628