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Boehringer Ingelheim Clinical Livestock Project Lead in Ames, Iowa


Designs strategies spanning several studies required to complete goals and milestones in Clinical Development. Influences processes for the direction and strategy of projects. Plays an influencing role as a subject matter expert in his/her field in Clinical Development for project teams, across functions and for senior management. Provides significant knowledge and has influence on go/no decisions within clinical studies, projects, and platforms. Possesses a knowledge of regulatory policies related to his/her function and fully understands their scientific basis. Evaluates studies and reviews clinical protocols and reports. The scope of position extends from his/her function, site, multidisciplinary project teams, and across multiple functions. 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

  • Independently initiates and coordinates strategic scientific experiments with a predefined goal including developing new methodologies, protocols and/or test procedures that contribute to core group/research goals and reflect expert knowledge. May direct and oversee experimental study design and data analysis/results of and scientists.

  • Develops an understanding of clinical team goals and works effectively toward achieving them. The individual assumes departmental responsibility for projects within multi-disciplinary international development Core Teams for the effective development of biological projects. Interacts with International Project Leaders within the Core Team in reporting of project progress, including budgetary responsibilities to steering committees.

  • Prepares clear technical reports, publications and oral presentations. Independently communicates results in the form of reports and/or presentations. Presents responsibly and defends own work at meetings. May deliver updates to senior-level management in context of overall project goals. Contributes and presents project related topics within Regulatory forums (EMA, USDA, FDA).

  • Develops expertise in a specific project-relevant area or technology. May provide guidance and expertise to advance specific projects or evaluate and propose new technologies and concepts in support of multiple projects.

  • Keeps abreast of relevant literature. Develops visibility outside of functional area and effectively interacts scientifically with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) in relevant fields of concern. Effectively liaises internally with cross-functional stakeholders (Sales ' Marketing, Legal, Finance, Operations), to communicate and align expectations.

  • Individual should play an influencing role in project selection, technology knowledge and implementation, project management skills, resource planning, and the ability to directly interact with and influence regulatory agencies.

  • Complies with all applicable regulations. Ensures that work performed in area of responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner. Maintains proper records in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policies.

  • Manages study budgets and follows internal processes to execute financial responsibility.


  • DVM or PhD + 10 years of experience in a related field with a proven track record of successfully implementing or investigating technologies and adding value to the organization.

  • In lieu of DVM, will accept PhD (with significant experience in a veterinary-relevant field such as immunology and vaccine) + 10 years of experience in a related field with a proven track record of successfully implementing or investigating technologies and adding value to the organization.

  • Professional Training is a strong plus (Board certification for a DVM).

  • An analytical thinker. Excellent skills in understanding data and scientific decision processes, and in interpreting and reporting these data in well supported conclusions targeted at achieving project objectives.

  • Strong influence skills, being able to lead without formal authority (e.g. the Clinical team).

  • Research methodology experience.

  • Fosters innovation. A problem solver.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. A collaborative team player. Values diversity and inclusion.

  • Possesses a customer service orientation, delivering results and executing in a fast and focused manner.

  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills with a quality orientation. Strives for business process excellence.

  • Accepts accountability and ownership.

  • Exhibits integrity and trust.

  • Willingness to travel

  • Clinical veterinary practice experience is preferred, with Board Certification being a strong plus.

  • Board Certification and/or advanced degree (MS or PhD) in addition to DVM is a strong plus.

  • A minimum of seven years of broad experience in a related field with a proven track record of successfully implementing or investigating technologies and adding value to the organization or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrates industry-leading knowledge of field.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in an inter-disciplinary and international environment.

  • Leadership experience: 5-7 years leading projects

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Pharmaceutical/Biological life cycle process.

  • Experienced in project/program management.

  • Research methodology experience.

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.

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.