Scientist II, Cell Culture

Employment Type



: Miscellaneous



Member of team with occasional role as line representative on a Process Science team frequently executes complex experiments in team setting with daily interaction with team. Capable of analysis of complex data on frequently encountered problems has discretion in tactical execution of experiments and analysis Represents work at functional area meetings and process science meetings. Will present at conferences and occasionally to customers.

This position will be responsible for leading a team of scientists in the Cell Culture at the lab level. This position performs professional planning, coordination, analysis and reporting of the development working packages according to BI guidelines and project management strategies. This position will direct, coach and mentor staff members as well as develop and administer budgets, schedules, and goals.

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\:

  • Develop scalable processes such as mammalian cell culture and harvest processes for upstream and cell culture development

  • Lead technology development programs in cell culture in alignment with budget.  Propose new technologies for further development.

  • Provide leadership and management of a small group of scientists and engineers.  Ensure worker safety including training, supervision and control of safety guidelines.

  • Plan personnel capacity and equipment resources, experimental setup, analysis and coordination of process development packages for internal and external customers. Participate in process transfers and coordination of interfaces as well as reporting and troubleshooting.

  • Identify, propose, and execute process and procedural changes to improve process performance, robustness, productivity and efficiency.

  • Collaborates within department and cross-functionally to meet set objectives.

  • Efficient, lean & reliable execution and compliant documentation of cGMP manufacturing, with high quality and at low cost. Interface effectively with partner organizations both inside and outside of Process Sciences and external partners and customers. Efficiently navigate site-wide and global quality systems. May drive SOP/BPR generation, review & approval process and RM qualification. Ensure compliance with cGMP guidelines, quality policies, directives and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in biopharmaceuticals, biology or biochemistry from an accredited institution with four to six (4-6) years’ experience required; Master’s degree in biopharmaceuticals, biology or biochemistry from an accredited institution with two to four (2-4) years’ experience OR Doctoral degree in biopharmaceuticals, biology or biochemistry from an accredited institution with zero to two (0-2) years’ experience acceptable

  • At least five to eight (5-8) BS years of experience, thorough knowledge of biotechnology process development methodologies including cell culture, aseptic techniques, as well as bioreactor operation and development.

  • Thorough knowledge of GMP biotechnology manufacturing including appropriate.

  • Previous experience in successfully managing scientific and engineering function 

  • Proven skills building and maintaining productive relationships with organizational partners such as manufacturing and quality

  • Ability to lead effectively in a matrixed organization

  • Excellent communication and management skills

  • Understanding of validation of biopharmaceutical facilities, equipment and process

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 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a person’s actual or perceived race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law.

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