Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Senior Scientist II, Manager REF STDS

New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Jun 27, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
This mission critical position is responsible for the support of pharmaceutical operational activities for the Reference Standard and Critical Reagent (RSCR) Group within the Global Quality Analytical Science & Technology (GQAST) organization. Primary role will be to support project / product interactions and operational needs within the RSCR Operations group including ownership and facilitation of key aspects for the small molecule side of the business.


Manage small molecule pharmaceutical standards portfolio resources and scheduling to attain project deliverables and coordinate project communication for all stakeholders. Ensure problem solving and decision making addressing major risks and issues by identifying, documenting, resolving, communicating or escalating to senior leadership when appropriate. Collaborate with key stakeholders to manage expectations. Develops and drives detailed plans, identifying critical path and timing while meeting strategic intent and achieving key milestones. Influence key stakeholders, develop communications strategy, approach and plan. Lead project-related activities including meetings, recurring status meetings, reporting, risk tracking, and conflict resolution as needed. Closely monitor key aspects of the business such as inventory and burn rate analysis, and actively participate in investigations and providing filing support. Foster diverse/inclusive high performance teams and maintain strong relationships with operational and functional leadership.


Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, etc:

  • Must have industry experience working with or managing the testing of pharmaceutical reference standards and/or working within or managing complex pharmaceutical operational programs (reference standards, stability, etc.)
  • Must be capable of working in a highly energized and matrixed work environment.
  • Must have prior leadership experience within a technical field, preferably within the biotech or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Must demonstrate teamwork, project planning, strong organizational skills, computer competency, and effective written and verbal communications within both structural and matrix organizations.
  • To be successful in this role, the candidate must embrace collaboration with partners, customers, and team members, while operating with integrity, as well as seeking and participating in the continuous improvement of systems and culture.
  • Prior experience in the pharma industry, specifically in the area of sample and data management for pharmaceutical programs is desirable.

Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications:

A BS, MS, or PhD in biological sciences, chemistry or related scientific disciplines with at least 5 to 8 years of experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry. Preferably, the ideal candidate will also have experience either managing or supporting clinical or commercial pharmaceutical programs.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

- This is a leadership role for commercial and clinical programs, including lab work, office work, teleconferencing, computer work, and running meetings. Including ...
  • Sitting / standing
  • Walking-Level Surfaces
  • Repetitive (Use of arms, hands, wrists)
  • Inside Work
  • Working in a Team
  • Working with/around others