Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Associate Scientist I/II

Location
Syracuse, NY, US
Posted
Nov 30, 2018
Ref
R1511840
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Microbiological Control (MC) Laboratory supports the onsite small scale commercial manufacturing facility. The Associate Scientist I/II conducts routine microbiological laboratory testing of raw materials and products for in-process, release and stability samples in compliance with all applicable methods, procedures, protocols and regulatory requirements. Additionally, the Associate Scientist performs lab analysis of environmental and utility samples and identification of microorganisms according to defined procedures.

Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Perform laboratory analysis of samples, using aseptic technique, following established procedures and in full compliance with official compendia, health authority regulations, and established BMS policies.
  • Conduct qualification of methods and/or other laboratory studies, according to scientific protocols.
  • Maintains accurate records of work performed and documents results, according to good documentation practices and established procedures as well as perform data entry into LIMS.
  • Assist with review of worksheets, as assigned.
  • Assists in the investigation of OOS results in areas of assigned responsibility.
  • Operates and maintains laboratory instruments, while ensuring the reliability of instrumentation through proper maintenance, with ability to troubleshoot minor issues.
  • Must analyze, evaluate, and interpret data, notifying clients of results, and assisting to resolve issues, if applicable.
  • Identify opportunities for workflow and procedural improvements.
  • Promotes quality, safety and health, by ensuring clean work area, and adherence to procedures and safety culture.
  • The Associate Scientist must participate and lead continuous improvement using lean principles to assist with streamlining and making the laboratory efficient.


QUALIFICATIONS

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, etc:

Associate Scientist I (D04):

Has knowledge of aseptic technique and QC microbiological testing and procedures, with the application and interpretation of GMP concepts and compendia requirements to daily laboratory operations. Possesses technical knowledge and understanding of testing and is capable of training others in laboratory procedures and methods. Has technical understanding of sampling, methods, equipment, and procedures in work area. Demonstrates ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and complete assignments in a timely and compliant manner, with minimal supervision. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Associate Scientist II (D04):

Has knowledge of aseptic technique and QC microbiological control testing and procedures, with the application and interpretation of GMP concepts and compendia requirements to daily laboratory operations. Possesses technical knowledge and understanding of testing and procedures to contribute to scientific design of studies and is able to analyze, evaluate, and interpret data. Able to troubleshoot issues, as it relates to methods and equipment/instrument issues. Has ability to oversee others work. Is able to organize, trend, and present data at high level meetings. Has high level of technical knowledge and understanding of methods, equipment/instruments, and procedures in work area. Demonstrates ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and complete assignments in a timely and compliant manner, with minimal supervision. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to provide leadership and train others in area of expertise, as assigned.

Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications:

Associate Scientist I (D04):

B.S. degree in Microbiology, Biological Sciences, or related field with minimum of 5-7 years of QC microbiology laboratory or relevant experience; M.S. degree with 0-1 years of relevant experience.

Associate Scientist II (D04):

B.S. degree in Biological Sciences or related field with minimum of 5-7 years of QC microbiology laboratory experience; M.S. degree with 2-4 years of relevant experience.

Physical Demands:

This position is a lab-based position which requires appropriate levels of personal protective equipment (PPE). This role will require contact with biohazardous materials such as live cell cultures and other hazardous chemicals including methotrexate, acids, and caustics. Powdered materials and high temperature liquids and solids are also handled. Frequent repeated motions such as pipetting, lifting, bending, twisting, squatting, crouching, kneeling, climbing on step-stools, and reaching is required. This role also requires frequent unassisted lifting (not to exceed 50 lbs). Repetitive use of arms/hands/wrists and grasping is also required. Depending on the work demands, office-based work requires sitting.

Work Environment:

This position is based indoors in a laboratory and primarily working with others, but also independently and alone at times. This position is a team-based position that will require shift work, weekends, and holidays.

Travel:

This position requires up to _0_% of travel

Physical Demands/Work Environment

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Physical Demands Considerations

Work Environment Considerations
  • Unassisted lifting of items, not to exceed 50 lbs
  • Bending/Stooping
  • Twisting
  • Crouching/Squatting
  • Kneeling
  • Sitting
  • Crawling
  • Walking-Level Surfaces
  • Climbing (Ladder)
  • Reaching (Shoulder)
  • Repetitive (Use of Arm, Hands, Wrists)
  • Grasping
  • Fine Manipulation
  • Use of Foot Control
  • Use of Vibratory Tools
  • Operates Vehicle
  • Vision (Acuity, color - correction allowed)


  • Office space
  • Lab space
  • Inside Work
  • Outside Work
  • Working Alone
  • Working with/around others
  • Extremes (Heat/Cold)
  • Noise =or>85 dBA
  • Confined Spaces
  • Cramped Quarters
  • Heights
  • Dust/Mist/Fumes/Wet
  • Damp/Walking or Work Surfaces
  • Chemicals
  • Allergens