Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Research Scientist I

New Brunswick, NJ, US
Jul 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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 with development and application of enabling technologies. The successful candidate is a technically strong engineer that is a quick learner, has enthusiasm for applying digital technology in new ways to impact product development, and has strong collaboration and communication skills. The successful candidate will collaborate with scientists across product development leveraging a combination of experience in process sciences, formulation development, and/or process analytical technologies, as well as digital technology expertise 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, enthusiasm for applying digital technology in new ways, 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.
In addition to formulation, process or analytical science experience, the successful candidate also has experience in one or more of the following areas: 3D Printing (especially of drug products) & scanning, simulation and modeling, machine learning, digital interfaces (e.g. augmented reality), crowdsourcing, blockchain, data digitalization, lab automation, process automation, software automation, IoT and/or basic scripting.

  • Responsible for incorporation of digital technology to drug product development business process: labs, plants and offices, ensuring optimal approaches to data storage, acquisition, and aggregation, maximizing the value of the experiments that are conducted, creating an engaging workplace for our colleagues, and achieving superior efficiencies through digitalization.
  • Leverage programming skills to develop basic to intermediate scripting solutions that improve the flow of data.
  • Development and/or implementation of machine learning techniques to laboratory data to extract knowledge.
  • 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, technology teams, and IT to provide innovative approaches to help solve challenging systemic problems to support formulation development and process optimization studies conducted by development scientists and engineers.
  • Facilitate problem solving using scientific, engineering, analytical, and numerical 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 his/her expertise in a particular area of development engineering and/or lab automation and through demonstrated broader understanding of engineering techniques and how they may be applied to cross functional development challenges.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Manage data, and metadata lifecycles from generation to knowledge, identifying opportunity to maximize the knowledge generated from the tools we have.
  • Drive execution of a digital strategy aimed at transforming product development data resources into knowledge.

  • Bachelors / Masters with some experience or Ph.D. in scientific, engineering or computer science 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 or other life science industry and/or experience with implementing digital technology into laboratory/processing environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, team building, and communication skills to ensure effective collaborations within matrix teams. Demonstrated performance against cooperation principles and enterprise mindset.

  • Experience in both the pharmaceutical industry and with implementation of digital technology in pharmaceutical business processes.
  • 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.
  • Experience scripting/programming in Matlab, Java, javascript, R, Python, VBA, SQL, or similar.