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In Vivo Mechanism Co-Op (1915306)


Boehringer Ingelheim is currently seeking a talented and innovative Co-Op candidate to join our In Vivo Mechanism Lab in the Immunology and Respiratory Department located at our R&D facility here in Ridgefield, CT. As a Co-Op, you will help our team to develop and characterize in vivo models of human immune responses relevant to immunofibrosis. It is envisioned that the successful candidate will be able to work independently following appropriate training. In addition to supporting BI’s new target concept projects, the data generated will allow for the establishment of mechanistic preclinical models of human disease.

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:

·      Develop an understanding of immune cell types within the context of humanized mouse models 
·      Establish in depth knowledge of flow cytometry methods and troubleshooting
·      Work directly with experimental mice under supervision
·      Process tissue into single cell suspensions for flow cytometry and plate-based assays


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 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) or better (No rounding up).
Major must be related to the field of internship.

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities:

·      Laboratory experience with plate-based assays (ELISA) is desired
·      Flow cytometry experience (FlowJo, DIVA) is desired. 
·      Prior experience working with human and/or mouse immune cells is desired
·      Enthusiasm to develop skills working with animal models in vivo is required.
·      Strong demonstration of independent thinking
·      Strong written, organizational and presentation skills

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, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, 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; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.