Associate Director, Cell Culture

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous


Regularly leads several process science teams or is the SME on two or more process science functional areas. Regularly acts as the process science representative on several project team. Manages a large group of scientists, engineers, senior scientists, senior engineers, engineers and managers Frequently solves unprecedented complex scientific problems based on experience and fundamental scientific and engineering knowledge. Has significant discretion in day to day and week to week operation of groups or teams, in alignment with Process Science's long term objectives Serves as a Process Science spokesperson to the FDA or other regulatory agencies, to VPs in BI, and to high level customers. This position will be responsible for leading a Process Science development lab, which includes developing scaleable processes, transferring processes into GMP manufacturing, and acting as a principal investigator for multiple projects. This position will manage a highly technical team of scientists and interfaces with both internal and external customers. This position will develop and administer budgets, schedules, and goals and translate business plans from the Director, Process Science to objectives for job functions in the lab supporting upstream activities, tech transfer and scale up. This position will be accountable to drive technical innovation into upstream processes and be a primary interface with BI Contract Manufacturing Business clients. 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, purification processes)
  • Lead technology development programs in one Process Science lab (cell culture, protein science) in alignment with budget. Propose new technologies for further development.
  • Provide leadership and management to a group of scientists and engineers. Ensure worker safety including training, supervision and control of safety guidelines.
  • Identify, propose, and execute process and procedural changes to improve process performance, robustness, productivity and efficiency.
  • Keep up to date with external patent and literature environment; pursue active presentation/publishing and patenting strategies.
  • Collaborate within department and cross-functionally to meet set objectives.
  • Facilitate/lead technology transfers from CMO customers and participate in the customer interface as required. Organize scientific presentations for internal discussion and as needed to inform both internal and external customers.
  • Requirements:
  • Doctoral degree and/or Masters’ degree and or Bachelors’ degree with eleven plus (11+) years’ experience with a focus in Biochemistry, Biopharmaceuticals or Biology.
  • Four (4) to six (6) years’ experience leading employees and projects.
  • At least ten plus (10+) years of MS industry experience, thorough knowledge of biotechnology process development methodologies.
  • Thorough knowledge of GMP biotechnology manufacturing.
  • 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
  • EligibilityRequirements:

    Must be legallyauthorized to work in the United States without restriction.

    Must be willing totake a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

    Must be 18 years ofage or older

    Who We Are:

    At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovationwith one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthroughtherapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical needfor both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long termperformance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture adiverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development forall employees is key because your growth is our growth.

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