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Scientist I, Protein Science

Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Location: Fremont
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Job Description:


Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont is the rapidly growing US arm of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Biologics Business Unit. We are a fully integrated biologics operation with over 500 scientist and specialists, covering cutting edge early- to late stage CMC development, clinical and commercial drug substance and drug product manufacturing, medical device assembly for combination products and packaging operations.    

We are continuing our rapid growth, investing over  $200m into the expansion of our capacity and capabilities, and creating approximately 200 new jobs.  

Driving this growth is an exciting pipeline of multiple Boehringer Ingelheim novel biologic entities (NBEs) and biosimilars, as well as, a growing diverse portfolio of therapeutics we develop and manufacture for other leading pharma and biotech companies. This includes multiple commercial product launches planned over the next couple of  years, for which we can tap into Boehringer Ingelheim’s unique experience of having brought 30+ biologics to market globally.

Leveraging our diverse talent pool, we are also driving technology and innovation globally, through major investment and collaborations into next generation manufacturing platforms and technologies, which may change how biologics will be made in the future.

 Whether we work on our own products, help partners to bring their products to market or innovate new technologies and approaches - Everything we do, we do to help patients! 


Member of functional area team.  Frequently executes and analyzes routine experiments with minimal oversight. Occasionally executes complex experiments in team setting with daily interaction with team. Analysis of complex experiments done in conjunction with team or supervisor.  Has discretion in tactical execution of experiments and analysis.  Represents work at lab group meetings, and functional area meetings. Will occasionally present at conferences


This position will be responsible for supporting other scientists and make improvements in equipment, software, and workflow to assist planning, executing, developing and improving various processes within one Process Science department. The position will apply a scientific background and expertise in one area of Process Science, protein science to design, perform, analyze and document experiments. This position focuses on providing data to other scientists, interpreting data to develop solutions and produce drug substance under GMP/GLP conditions to for toxicology and clinical studies.


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\:

  • Support and assist development of saleable purification processes

  • Perform comprehensive data analysis of process statistics, identify process deviations, prepare technical reports and propose process solutions and improvements.

  • Participate in training and development opportunities in order to gain an understanding of standards of practice, process science and departmental policies.

  • Participate in training and development opportunities in order to gain an understanding of standards of practice, process science and departmental policies.

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

  • Assist in project planning and team optimization, including evaluation of equipment and implementation of appropriate modifications and staff training to ensure employee safety and ensuring schedules of process equipment used in process science labs are maintained.

  • Efficient, lean & reliable execution and compliant documentation of cGMP manufacturing, with high quality at a low cost.

  • May interface with partner organizations both inside and outside of Process Sciences. May drive SOP/BPR generation & review and RM qualification.

  • Ensure compliance with cGMP guidelines, quality policies, directives and procedures.


  • Masters’ degree in Biology and/or Bachelor’s degree in Biopharmaceuticals plus two (2) to four (4) years’ experience required/

  • Statistical analysis skills.

  • Operational Excellence.

  • Six Sigma experiences will be plus.

  • Technical knowledge in process science area.

  • GMP clinical manufacturing.

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities\:

  • Experience/Expertise in a scientific discipline (chemical/biochemical engineering, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology)


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 and join us in our effort to make more health.



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, including natural hairstyles, hair texture and protective hairstyles; 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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