• Director Immune Modulation

    Boehringer Ingelheim Ridgefield, CT 06879

    Job #1978743685

  • 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 (BI) is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Director of Immune Modulation to join the Cancer Immunology and Immune Modulation (CIIM) department at our US headquarters in Ridgefield, CT. The Director of Immune Modulation will be the senior scientific and drug development leader and line manager for a group of approximately 25 scientists. This team will work on discovery of novel immune modulatory therapeutic concepts for cross-therapeutic clinical indications, including oncology, autoimmunity, inflammation, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and metabolic. The group will work on target identification, validation, and target biology elucidation driving the development of modality agnostic therapeutics towards clinical development. The Director of Immune Modulation will coordinate activities across therapeutic areas and global research sites to ensure strategic alignment and achievement of project milestones. The Director of Immune Modulation will advance BI's drug discovery portfolio collaborating with Immune Modulation teams in Biberach, Germany and with Cancer Immunology, Immunology and Respiratory, and Cardio-Metabolic groups in Austria, Germany, and the USA. As a senior leader in the Cancer Immunology and Immune Modulation therapeutic 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 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 several 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 the Immune Modulation discovery group at BI. Collaborate with global peers in CIIM and other therapeutic areas and functions to advance the broader portfolio of immunotherapies. Represent Immune Modulation and demonstrate accountability and decision-making deliverables to stakeholders across BI organization.

    • Provide scientific leadership and ensure overall effectiveness of the Immune Modulation 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, China, 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 immunotherapeutic concepts that can be integrated into a pan-therapeutic area portfolio across multiple disease indications.

    • Ensure the Immune Modulation 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:

    • Strong expertise in drug discovery research and a strong scientific background in immunology.

    • Expertise with drug discovery of both small molecules and biologics.

    • A strong track-record of publication 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 in biological sciences with strong scientific track record in immunology and publication in high impact journals.

    • Postdoctoral experience of at least 10 years, including at least 5 years of experience in target discovery or exploration of signaling pathways involved in immune modulation processes.

    • A a minimum of 5 years of experience in drug development 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 Immune Modulation

    Location: Americas-US-CT-Ridgefield

    Requisition ID: 220363