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Boehringer Ingelheim Scientist III/IV, Pathology 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.

Candidate will be hired at level commensurate with experience

Boehringer Ingelheim is currently seeking a talented and innovative Scientist III/IV to join the Pathology lab within the Oncology Translational Science (OTS) department located at our Ridgefield, CT facility. Performs routine lab duties activities involved in the preparation of slides for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s), according to policies and procedures without supervision.

The successful candidate is capable of performing all of the duties/ responsibilities of a Histotechnologist. Performs all phases of routine and non-routine histological specimen preparation (including trimming, embedding, microtomy, cryotomy, routine staining, coverslipping and labeling of prepared slides) as well as immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, special stains, Nanostring DSP, etc. according to study protocols. Performs all work efficiently and without supervision. Performs all work in conformance with applicable regulations and in a safe manner.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs assigned histology procedures efficiently and without supervision to support OTS studies (including trimming, post-fixed organ weighing, embedding, microtomy, cryotomy, routine staining, coverslipping, labelling of prepared slides, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, Nanostring DSP, etc.), by organizing own workload and that of teammate, producing high quality histologic specimens and completing all study activities on time.

  • Demonstrates mastery of specialized technical, scientific and/or administrative skills specific to histotechnology (e.g., immunohistochemistry methods development and qualification, equipment maintenance, etc.); independently proposes and implements new technologies and/or process improvements

  • Operates and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on histology laboratory equipment (including balances, tissue processors, embedding units, microtomes, cryostat, automatic stainers, automatic coverslippers, automatic cassette and slide labelers, microscopes immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization autostainers, etc); demonstrates ability to trouble-shoot equipment without supervision.

  • Documents all work activities and maintains all assigned study records using current forms and procedures, making all entries legibly, correctly and contemporaneously in a timely fashion.

  • Demonstrates leadership skills by providing technical expertise on specialized techniques to team members

  • Demonstration of mastery of study histologist role by assuming responsibility for studies of higher size or complexity without supervision, including acquiring proficiency in and/or providing training and technical guidance to team members on any needed specialized techniques.

  • Capable of identifying problems that may affect test performance or reporting of test results and resolve or immediately report to histology supervisor/manager, technical supervisor, or director.

  • Capable of providing coverage in the absence of the lab head for a limited period of time.

  • Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.

  • Ensure compliance with all local, federal regulations.Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.

  • Other duties, including administration assistance, lab instrument maintenance, train junior scientist as assigned by supervisor.

Scientist IV Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution with at least 10 years of experience in related scientific discipline or equivalent experience in related field

  • Experience in digital pathology imaging is desirable.

  • Lab manager of Histology lab experience is preferred.

Scientist IV Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution with three-plus (3+) years of experience in related scientific discipline, OR Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with seven-plus (7+) years of experience in related scientific discipline or equivalent experience in related field

Requirements for both levels:

  • HT or HTL (ASCP) certification preferred

  • Expertise in Histology and immunohistochemistry staining required

  • Demonstrates experience in knowledge of IHC testing.

  • Qualification in Immunohistochemistry (QIHC) obtained through ASCP is preferred.

  • Supplemental technical courses in area of expertise

  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment with independence

  • Ability to draft technical reports

  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Concise and accurate reporting of technical data

  • Proven problem solving ability

  • Able to act for supervisor in his/her absence

  • Appropriate level of understanding of applicable regulations

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

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., 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.


Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA

Title: Scientist III/IV, Pathology

Location: Americas-US-CT-Ridgefield

Requisition ID: 2011476