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Sr. Scientist/Scientist IV, Clinical - Animal Health

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 4/15/24

Job Description

Description

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is currently seeking a driven and innovative Scientist IV/Senior Scientist to join the Clinical Study Excellence Team working on Laboratory Safety and Efficacy Studies in Fulton, MO. This role will provide the perfect opportunity for leveraging scientific expertise and hands-on skills in the field of veterinary medicine research. The individual will effectively contribute to study design and implementation, from planning through executing and reporting laboratory clinical studies, and will be the driver for the successful progression of our innovative products in the pipeline. The individual will participate in the design and execution of GSP, GCP, and GLP studies (as needed) following the applicable regulatory guidance. This position requires strong technical proficiency and a passion for learning and applying new skills. The ability to work on multiple projects is essential. The ideal candidate should be able to collaborate within a team, demonstrating accountability, agility, and entrepreneurship.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development, and delivery of our products to our patients and costumers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies’ success. We realize 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

  • Demonstrate expertise in companion animal pharmaceutical development. Assists with large animal pharmaceutical and vaccine projects as required. May provide guidance and expertise to advance specific projects or evaluate and propose new technologies and concepts in support of multiple projects. Keep abreast of relevant literature.
  • Leverage leadership skills and hands-on technical skills within study teams to plan, execute, and report laboratory studies
  • Independently initiate and coordinate strategic scientific experiments with a predefined goal including developing new methodologies, protocols and/or test procedures that contribute to innovation and core group/research goals and reflect expert knowledge.
  • Responsible for the design, organization, conduct, timely completion and reporting of assigned clinical research and development studies to earn label claims and new product licenses/marketing authorizations consistent with the Target Product Profile, and to develop new claims and uses for existing products. Take on Study Director, Monitor and Investigator roles as necessary.
  • Ensure compliance in the areas of Good Laboratory Practice, Good Clinical Practice, Pharmacovigilance, animal welfare, and local and global regulatory requirements.
  • Develop visibility outside of functional area and effectively interact scientifically with Key Opinion Leaders in relevant fields of research. Publish research in peer reviewed journals and present data at national/international meetings as requested.
  • Skillfully collaborate across functions to assure clinical plans and activities for project teams are delivered efficiently, while supporting continuous improvement in quality including, speed and value of processes supporting studies including protocol and forms, test article availability and suitability, monitoring effectiveness, statistical analysis, study event tracking, compliance, and excellent reporting.
  • Develop and leverage external providers, academia and Contract Research Organizations as necessary.
  • Mentor, coach and train colleagues, especially research associates/monitors/biologists, on best practices for study execution with flawless speed and compliance, professional and collaborative team member behaviors, accountability, and alignment within Clinical and with all stakeholders.
  • Responsible for progress of clinical studies, including timelines, deliverable and budgetary responsibilities. Ensure that risks and changes to the Target Product Profile are communicated to the project team. Provide clinical input to the Target Product Profile and influence the Project from the clinical veterinary and scientific perspective.

Requirements

  • Experience with clinical and laboratory/field studies (GxP and non-GxP) is preferred.
  • Analytical thinking and research methodology experience.
  • Clinical veterinary practice experience is preferred.
  • Able to effectively work in an international and cross-functional matrix environment
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A collaborative team player.
  • Values diversity and inclusion
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills with a quality orientation. Strives for business process excellence.
  • Exhibits integrity and trust.
  • May be required to travel 5 to 15%

Scientist IV:

  • DVM with previous experience in related Research & Development field.
  • In lieu of DVM, will accept PhD (with experience in a veterinary-relevant field such as parasitology or animal nutrition).
  • In lieu of DVM or PhD, will accept a Masters Degree (with experience in a veterinary-relevant field such as parasitology or animal nutrition) + 3 years of experience in a related field with track record.
  • Basic understanding of statistical principles in clinical studies.
  • Exhibits technical knowledge

Senior Scientist:

  • DVM or PhD + 5 years of experience in a related field with a proven track record of successfully implementing or investigating technologies and adding value to the organization.
  • In lieu of DVM, will accept PhD (with significant experience in a veterinary-relevant field such as parasitology or animal nutrition) + 5 years of experience in a related field with a proven track record of successfully implementing or investigating technologies and adding value to the organization.
  • In lieu of DVM or PhD, will accept a Masters Degree (with significant experience in a veterinary-relevant field such as parasitology or animal nutrition) + 10 years of experience in a related field with a proven track record of successfully implementing or investigating technologies and adding value to the organization.
  • Board Certification and/or advanced degree (MS or PhD) in a related field such as animal nutrition, parasitology, laboratory animal medicine or internal medicine in addition to a DVM is a plus.
  • Awareness of the industry and pharmaceutical products.
  • Experience in analyzing literature and technology trends in the veterinary and pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with planning, conducting, reporting, analyzing and interpreting clinical studies desired.
  • Knowledge of global regulatory requirements (e.g. FDA, EMA, USDA) and compliance.
  • Exhibits business and technical knowledge.

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

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Company Details

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