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Immunopharmacology - Summer Intern
Boehringer Ingelheim | Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Boehringer Ingelheim is currently seeking a talented and innovative Intern to join the non-clinical drug safety (NDS) department located at our Ridgefield, CT facility. As an Intern, your project will directly support the Immunopharmacology Core group within NDS and will include validating and implementing automation for in vitro cytokine measurements. During this internship, you will have the opportunity to be mentored and guided to help develop your knowledge and skills within the immunology and non-clinical drug safety fields. You will also have the potential to interact with other scientists across functions.

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 and Responsibilities:

* Performs experiments in close collaboration with supervisor and scientific mentor.
* Designs, conducts and analyzes MSD based in vitro cytokine assessments (cytokine release assays [CRA]).
* Transitions CRA procedural steps from the bench (manual manipulation) to automation using Hamilton's Microlab STAR platform.
* Troubleshoots protocols and methods; provides scientific interpretation of results with guidance.
* Performs all work safely and in compliance with all applicable regulations, SOPs, company policies, safety training and procedures.


* Must be an Undergraduate, Graduate, or Professional Student in good academic standing.
* Must have completed 12 credit hours within a related major and/or other related coursework.
* Overall, cumulative GPA (from last completed quarter) must be at least 3.000 (on 4.0 scale) or better (No rounding up).
* Major must be related to the field of internship.

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities:

* Experience with enzyme immunoassays: ELISA (MSD platform), CRAs a plus (design and execution of various whole blood and PBMC mono-culture and co-culture formats).
* Experience with PBMC isolation.
* Experience with tissue culture: primary immune cell culturing; aseptic technique.
* Capability of manual assay transfer to automation; Knowledge of Hamilton's Microlab STAR platform a plus.
* Familiarity with Graph Pad Prism, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint and Excel) and MSD software.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills; highly organized and efficient record keeping.
* Strong ability to multi-task and willingness to work effectively in highly collaborative and diverse environment.
* Ability and motivation to develop new skills in a short period of time without previous related experience.

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.

Want to learn more? Visit boehringer-ingelheim.com and join us in our effort to make more health.

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.


About Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., based in Ridgefield, CT, is the largest U.S. subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation ( Ridgefield, CT ) and a member of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies. The Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies ranks among the 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations in the world. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 156 affiliates in 44 countries and a total of about 32,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. In 2002, Boehringer Ingelheim posted net sales of $7.2 billion while spending about one fifth of net sales in its largest business segment Prescription Medicines on research and development.

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