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Green Synthetic Methodology Co-op


Boehringer Ingelheim is currently seeking a talented and innovative Intern to join our Chemical Development department located at our Ridgefield, CT USA facility. As an Intern, you will gain hands-on experience in process chemistry by optimizing and scaling up (on 1 to 10 kg scale) a synthetic step in the synthesis of one of our drug candidates. Your work will positively impact an active, fast-moving project with potential long-term implications to human health. Additionally, you will be able to apply this methodology to non-proprietary compounds and have an opportunity to publish your work.

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

  • Learn typical industry lab and spectroscopic techniques
  • Perform experiments to improve an existing process of a novel synthetic method
  • Complete tasks in a safe and compliant manner
  • Perform literature searches as necessary
  • Properly document all experiments

•    Must be a current undergraduate, graduate or advanced degree student in good academic standing 
•    Student must be enrolled at a college or university for the duration of the internship 
•    Overall cumulative minimum GPA from last completed quarter/semester 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) preferred
•    Major or minor in related field of internship
•    Undergraduate students must have completed at least 12 credit hours at current college or university
•    Graduate and Advanced Degree students must have completed at least 9 credit hours at current college or university

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities: 
•    Must have hands on experience in an organic chemistry lab
•    The ability to think critically about experimental results and use that information to conduct further experiments
•    A desire to learn common process chemistry techniques
•    Have completed at least 2 years of your graduate degree (3rd year grad student or more)
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Compensation: This position offers an hourly rate of $19 to $33 per hour commensurate to the level of degree program in which an applicant is actively enrolled. For an overview of our benefits please click here. 

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