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Research Biologist, Clinical

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 5/22/24

Job Description


The Research Biologist, Clinical executes and controls technical functions required in Clinical Research and Development studies. These are mainly technical laboratory and animal work (e. g., parasite isolation and propagation; support to animal model development; inoculation of animals; injections, blood sampling, necropsy, parasite counts, observations, etc.). The incumbent is part of the Scientific staff and supports the Clinical Scientists not only with collection of data, but also with review of documents, distribution of approval documents to staff, monitoring the status of studies, responding to study reports, data entry, data collation and preparation of study notebooks as necessary. As needed, the Research Biologist can participate in other administrative tasks related to study programs.

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

  • With guidance, performs study procedures as assigned, involving inoculation of trial animals with organisms (parasites, bacterial inoculum, etc.), administration of experimental material, blood sampling, necropsy, health observations, etc. The incumbent also contributes to the implementation of animal models in either the target or surrogate animal species and to general in vitro and/or ex vivo study procedures as required.
  • Responsible for the development of laboratory techniques, ensuring accurate and timely laboratory service in support to the conduct of clinical studies.
  • With guidance, contributes to analytical, parasitological, microbiological, or cell culture processes based on analysis of data gathered during studies or process/method/animal model development.
  • Participates as a member of the Clinical R&D team by assisting in the origination of the study protocol, conducting pre-study and ongoing study functions including, but not limited to, designing of study report forms, notebook preparation, data collection, initiating calendar of events and other technical/administrative study-related functions as needed.
  • Assists with Investigator training, test substance preparation, randomization and logistics, collection and capture of study data, reporting remarkable events, and drafting of study reports.
  • Assists with the creation of site-specific technical SOPs ensuring adherence to legal and corporate biosafety/biosecurity and animals welfare regulations.
  • Also assumes role of the Clinical Operations (i.e. Monitoring, Study Coordinator, Data QC) as required; conducting review of portions of data, data entry, and helping with the preparation and collation of trial reports in compliance with GCP/GLP/BIAH procedures.
  • Complies with all applicable regulations governing the Animal Health Industry (GCP, GLP, Animal Welfare, Regulatory requirements, etc.). Ensures that work performed in area of responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner. Maintains proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies.


  • B.S. degree (preferred), or Associates degree, or equivalent from an accredited institution in an area related to biology; or three (3) years of experience related to animal research.
  • Laboratory experience is a plus.
  • A basic level of animal handling experience is required.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills (correspondence, protocols, reports, etc.).
  • Must rapidly assimilate knowledge of GCP/GLP regulations and BIAH procedures as necessary.
  • Knowledge and skills with Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word and Excel) and ability to learn Clinical and Laboratory Data Management System software.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail are essential.
  • Must be able to collect and handle data to meet GxP, GCP, and GLP requirements.
  • Must be able to work directly with both target animals and pathogens.
  • Must be familiar with and ensure for compliance with legal and corporate biosafety/biosecurity procedures.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • A collaborative team player.
  • Possesses a customer service orientation, delivering results and executing in a fast and focused manner.
  • Good organizational skills with quality orientation.
  • Effective time management.
  • Ability to work with some level of independence.
  • High degree of attention to detail. Ability to find errors or inconsistencies others may miss.
  • Exhibits integrity and trust.
  • English: Fluent (read, write and speak).

Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany