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Technician IV/Scientist I, Bio QC

Saint Joseph, Missouri
Job Type
30 Jul 2022


Performs bio-analytical methods (immunological, in vivo, microbiological, molecular biological, or virological) for various Bio QC tests on raw materials, in-process, release or stability samples in compliance with 9CFR, EU and VICH regulatory guidelines, Outlines of Production and Special Outlines.  Initiates, executes and completes assays as per validated procedures and within Quality and Compliance guidelines and communicates testing, compliance and/or scheduling issues to supervisors.
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\:
  • Perform routine testing using a significant portion of the existing laboratory assays
  • Maintains laboratory reagents, supplies and calibrated equipment
  • Prepare reagents and materials
  • Calculates results
  • Communicates schedule, test status and concerns
  • Review and approve results and test sheets
  • Revise a Pre-existing Standard Methods and SOPs
  • Trains others on methods & procedures
  • Works in an lab and office setting. The individual may be required to enter production support areas as well as sterile filling rooms. Makes routine decisions within the scope of responsibilities with guidance.
  • Performs in conjunction with a team to plan and organize testing and projects in a highly regulated manufacturing environment.
Technician IV, Bio QC  Requirements\:
  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution in Science or relevant background, with a minimum of one (1) year or relevant Bio QC testing experience in a cGMP of similar manufacturing environment; OR
  • Associate's degree from an accredited institution in Science or relevant background, with a minimum of three (3) years of relevant Bio QC testing experience in a cGMP or similar manufacturing environment
  • In lieu of degree, a minimum of five (5) years of relevant Bio QC testing experience in a cGMP or similar manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of basic scientific principles and techniques
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a clear, concise and appropriate manner
  • Documents results and data clearly and accurately
  • Effectively interacts with co-workers and others as needed. Demonstrates teamwork within own group and other internal groups
  • Use of Word and Excel, QM software for data management (LIMS), MRP inventory software, and IDEA for Con (Document system)
  • Understanding of operations in immediate area and basic understanding of applicable regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrates problem solving and resolution skills

Scientist I, Bio QC  Requirements\:

  • BS degree from an accredited institution in a relevant scientific discipline required, plus two (2) years relevant experience preferred; Or
  • MS degree from an accredited institution in a relevant scientific discipline; Or
  • AA degree from an accredited institution plus six (6) years of relevant BIAH experience
  • In lieu of the degrees/experience listed above, ten (10) years of relevant BIAH experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrated understanding of scientific concepts and principles and complex lab techniques.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage portions of projects with supervision or minor projects independently.
  • Performs and documents work following established methods, SOP's and/or GXP with limited supervision. 
  • Good understanding of applicable regulations.
  • Comprehensive understanding of processes in immediate area and familiarity of processes in other areas which affect immediate area.
  • Makes routine decisions with limited guidance from supervisor. 
  • Recognizes and reacts to the significance of data/results.
  • Able to effectively communicate procedures, thoughts and ideas in a clear concise and appropriate manner.
  • Communicates with cross-functional groups.
  • Documents and reviews lab results/data as required by applicable SOP's and methods.
  • Organizes data generated for inclusion in reports.
  • Write and revise SOP's, methods, and protocols.
  • Works and interacts mainly within own group to complete tasks assigned.
  • Able to train others on methods and routine lab work.
  • Cooperates and shares information with other groups to accomplish goals.
  • May contribute original suggestions and may act independently to find answers and solutions.
  • Physical Demands / Surroundings\: 
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Frequent periods of sitting, walking, and standing
  • Occasionally must climb stairs or ladders, balance, bend or stoop, crouch or squat
  • Occasional low level work, fine finger dexterity/ including grasping or pinching required
  • Writing and use of a computer keyboard frequently
  • Occasional use of personal protective equipment1. Physical Demands / Surroundings
  • Works in a lab and office setting. The individual may be required to enter production support areas as well as sterile filling rooms. 
  • Visual Demands
  • Must be able to read and see clearly.  Vision clarity with or without correction to read handwritten as well as computer generated documents
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.
  • This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Click  here  for more information on the vaccine mandate and COVID-19.
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.
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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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  • Job Reference: 671809442-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Location: Saint Joseph, Missouri
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent