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Molecular Parasitologist Summer Intern

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc. is currently seeking a talented and innovative Intern to join our Parasitology Research department located at our Athens, GA facility. As an Intern, you will participate in a dynamic, international research program with an overarching goal of discovering new drugs for veterinary parasitology. You will play a hands-on role in driving drug discovery efforts by employing molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques to interrogate parasite biology. Throughout the course of your work, you will have exposure to multiple functions within Research and Development in animal health.

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 molecular, cellular and biochemical assays to interrogate parasite biology 
  • Participate in research team meetings to present and evaluate data
  • Work closely with scientists and project teams to prioritize assay development that provides solutions for ongoing projects
  • Contribute intellectual input into innovative drug discovery efforts for veterinary parasites 
  • 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 3.000 (on 4.0 scale) or better (No rounding up).
  • Major must be related to the field of internship.
Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal and inter-cultural skills
  • Strong academic training in advanced biology topics including molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and/or microbiology
  • Laboratory experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and/or microbiology
  • Experience communicating scientific data
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and apply the acquired knowledge to solve inherent challenges in molecular parasitology
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.

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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.