Boehringer Ingelheim Flow Cytometry Operator, Scientist III, in RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut

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.


The Immune Modulation Department at Boehringer Ingelheim is seeking a talented and highly-motivated individual for a newly created Cytometry Operator position with an exciting career opportunity. In addition to assisting with daily operation of the Research Cytometry Core and providing support to facility users in their execution of cytometry studies, this position offers the unique opportunity to learn the cutting edge CyTOF® technology and become a dedicated CyTOF® specialist for its application in driving drug discovery and development. The Cytometry Core is a state of the art facility which supports all Research Departments giving the operator access for interaction with investigators from multiple scientific disciplines.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Cytometry Operator independently: operates, maintains, and troubleshoots cytometry instrumentation; performs cell sorting experiments; assists Core Facility users with instrument use, experimental design and data analysis; develops and maintains protocols and policies for the Core.

  • The successful candidate will become the dedicated operator for the CyTOF2® mass cytometer, and drive multi-parametric mass cytometry studies for various disease areas, including Oncology and Immunology.

  • Train Core users to operate instrumentation, if appropriate; collaborate with Research investigators to propose, design and execute non-routine studies on a basis of literature review.

  • Propose new cytometry-related technologies based on literature review as well as overall understanding of drug discovery/development process.

  • Report and handle data with a high level of integrity and ethics.

  • Communicate results orally, and in writing.

  • Continue to develop scientific expertise by keeping abreast of relevant literature, and by expanding scientific/technical knowledge and skill sets.

  • Contribute to the greater good of the Research organization, including administration and scientific culture.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with seven plus (7+) years of experience in related scientific discipline or equivalent experience in related field, or Master’s Degree from an accredited institution with three plus (3+) years of experience in related scientific discipline.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience with multiple cytometry instrument platforms (analyzers, sorters).

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience developing and executing polychromatic flow cytometry panels.

  • Proficiency with cytometry data analysis software (BD FACS Diva software, FlowJo).

  • Ability to work productively in an environment that requires a high level of communication, collaboration, and customer service.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:

  • Experience with CyTOF® mass cytometry is desired.


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

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work. 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.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.

Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA

Title: Flow Cytometry Operator, Scientist III,

Location: Americas-United States-CT-Ridgefield

Requisition ID: 173576