• Director, Cancer Immunology

    Boehringer Ingelheim Ridgefield, CT 06879

    Job #1978743684

  • 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.

    Boehringer Ingelheim is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Director of Cancer Immunology to join the Cancer Immunology and Immune Modulation (CIIM) department at our US headquarters in Ridgefield, CT. The Director of Cancer Immunology will be the senior scientific and drug development leader for a group of approximately 20 scientists. This team will work on discovery of new therapeutic concepts, target identification and validation, target biology elucidation, biomarker discovery and implementation, and drug candidate selection. Strong interactions with additional discovery teams in Immune Modulation, Translational Sciences and In Vivo Modeling within CIIM-Ridgefield are expected. The Director of Cancer Immunology will further advance BI's Oncology portfolio collaborating with existing Cancer Immunology and Cancer Research teams in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. As a senior leader in the Cancer Immunology therapy area, this individual will report directly to the VP, Head of Cancer Immunology and Global Head of Immune Modulation.

    As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute toa 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:

    • Establish and implement the vision for Cancer Immunology discovery group at BI. Collaborate with global peer CIIM Heads to advance the broader Oncology portfolio. Represent Cancer Immunology and demonstrate accountability and decision-making deliverables to stakeholders across BI organization.

    • Provide scientific leadership and ensure overall effectiveness of the Cancer Immunology group by overseeing work efforts within the group and managing resources to meet the department and company goals. Provide strong leadership, clear direction, development opportunities and open communication to direct and indirect reports.

    • Work closely with other groups, functions, and committees across BI to deliver on the pipeline from target discovery to development and clinical candidate stage, including identification and assessment of external opportunities and technologies. Willingness to interact globally with colleagues in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the USA including occasional travel to global research sites.

    • Identify, develop, and manage a network of internal and external scientific academic and biotechnology partnerships to discover novel biology and therapeutic concepts that can be integrated into the Cancer Immunology portfolio.

    • Ensure the Cancer Immunology teams build a strong reputation for BI in the external community by publishing, actively participating and presenting at scientific conferences.

    • Compliant with all applicable regulations; ensure that work performed in area of responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner. Maintain proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies.

    Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:

    • State of the art expertise in discovery research and a strong scientific background in cancer immunology. Familiarity in clinical drug development for cancer immunotherapy preferred.

    • Familiarity with discovery of therapeutic biologics is essential with understanding of small molecule drug discovery desirable.

    • A strong publication track-record, reputation, and well-established scientific network.

    • A proven track-record in effectively building and leading teams ideally in a global organization.

    • Proven strong management and interpersonal skills required, with demonstrated line­ and matrix-leadership experience of a team of scientists.

    • A team player with experience in collaborating with teams across geographic boundaries.

    • Excellent communication capabilities, collaborative behaviors, and motivational skills.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in immunology, oncology, or related field with at least 10 years of professional experience in research, with a minimum of 5 yars in the Biopharmaceutical/Biotech industry

    • 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.


    Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA

    Title: Director, Cancer Immunology

    Location: Americas-US-CT-Ridgefield

    Requisition ID: 220362