Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Research Investigator

New Brunswick, NJ, US
Jun 14, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Bristol-Myers Squibb is seeking an experienced engineer/scientist to join the Engineering Technologies group within the Drug Product Science and Technology department. This Engineering/Scientist role will be responsible for supporting the development of new drug products for oral solids, both large and small molecules. The successful candidate will collaborate with scientists across product development using their expertise in process sciences, formulation development, and process analytical technologies, to increase understanding, and balance speed with risk.

The successful candidate has a strong understanding of engineering fundamentals, laboratory and/or manufacturing experience in drug product processing, understanding of formulation science fundamentals, and strong collaboration and communication skills. The individual works well with people from other disciplines and thrives in a multifunctional team environment. A high level of energy and strong work ethic is critical to success.
The successful candidate has expertise in one or more of the following areas: Powder property and powder flow characterization, solid mechanics, solids handling, compaction theory, process analytical technologies, process modeling, OSD formulation development, and scale-up and transfer.

  • Accountable for providing innovative solutions and analyses which provide key insights and process knowledge for development, including scale-up and process optimization studies for projects within the portfolio.
  • Accountable for collaborating within project teams to provide innovative approaches to help solve challenging problems encountered to support formulation development and process optimization studies conducted by development scientists and engineers.
  • Facilitate problem solving using scientific, engineering, and analytical techniques to support drug product development from early development to product launch as a member of a multidisciplinary project team.
  • Partners with other Functions within Drug Product Science and Technology, and across Product Development to evolve, integrate and optimize support to create a world-class development function.
  • Responsible for willingly and enthusiastically working at the bench to solve challenging pharmaceutical development problems using their expertise in a particular area of development engineering and through demonstrated broader understanding of engineering techniques and how they may be applied to cross functional development challenges. Can be relied upon to work independently to develop and validate techniques within their area of expertise.
  • Accountable for identifying opportunities and/or implementing solutions to improve efficiency, productivity, quality or reduce costs, operate in accordance with safety and compliance standards (e.g., GMPs, facility, division and department SOPs). Demonstrates capability to influence teams (e.g. not just attend meetings, but offer suggestions) and seeks leadership opportunities.
  • Responsible for actively collaborating with other key scientists within the team. Expected to consistently display a can-do attitude and demonstrate the willingness and capability to adapt and grow within a complex and changing environment.

  • Ph.D. or Masters in scientific or engineering discipline is required. Practical experience directly relevant to the role is critical to success and minimum degree requirements change relative to experience.
  • 0-5 years of experience in drug product development and problem solving in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, team building, and communication skills to ensure effective collaborations within matrix teams. Demonstrated performance against cooperation principles and enterprise mindset.
  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships and using influence. Can establish credibility and earns respect with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders including manufacturing partners and other functional managers. Is able to "get things done" without compromising principles. A high level of energy and strong work ethic is critical to success.