Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Flow Cytometrist - Assay Development/Validation

Hopewell, NJ, United States
Jun 18, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Clinical Flow Cytometry team is seeking scientists to join our world-class team of flow cytometrists. In this laboratory based role, the selected scientist will be responsible for flow cytometry based biomarker assay development, optimization, validation and execution supporting potential drug programs targeting the immune system. The scientists must have strong backgrounds in both multi-parameter flow cytometry and immunology.

Key Responsibilities

Designing, developing, optimizing, validating and executing novel clinical flow cytometry assays. A high percentage of time will be spent working in the lab.

De novo assay design/development will be required

Understanding and practical implementation of flow cytometry assay/ instrument optimization is a must

All work in this role will be for support of clinical sample analysis, understanding of flow cytometry validation principles is a must.

Execution of assays may be achieved through the use of in-house laboratories, or by working with vendor labs in an outsourcing fashion

Will be responsible for data quality and oversight of vendor

Data analysis and interpretation for clinical teams for decision making support

Accurate record keeping of experiments and procedures

Interacting with stakeholders to understand the needs of individual programs

Including assay and reportable specifics, timelines, and data delivery needs

Will work with vendor labs to transfer in-house generated assays and oversee/ quality control data generated by them

Other tasks will be required to support the team as a whole.

Minimum Requirements

PhD in immunology or related field or MS with relevant experience

3+ years of flow cytometry experience

Must understand flow cytometry data analysis and interpretation.

Understanding of validation principles for flow cytometry assays for clinical assays

Ability to work in a matrix team in a high pressure environment is a must

Must have excellent communication skills

Must have excellent organization and record keeping skills

Preferred Qualifications

Previous Industry experience is a plus

Previous experience in a clinical laboratory setting is a plus

Experience with BD and Beckman flow cytometers is a plus