Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Operations Team Lead, Small Molecule Purification

Princeton, NJ, United States
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

Skills Required

The candidate will have a degree in Organic or Analytical Chemistry and at least 5-7 years of relevant industrial experience. He or she will have experience in analysis and purification of small molecules and/or peptides by reverse phase HPLC and SFC, and in mass spectrometry. Experience in a high throughput environment managing large numbers of samples and associated data is strongly desired. The candidate will have demonstrated problem solving skills, including troubleshooting processes, instruments, and data management issues. Experience in computer programming (one or more common or instrument-specific languages), laboratory automation, process optimization, and/or organic synthesis are highly desired.

The successful candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills and have a proven track record of successful project management and completion in a highly matrixed environment; supervisory experience in such an environment is desirable.


This individual will be responsible for providing technical and operational support for a high throughput analysis and purification service in the context of drug discovery/medicinal chemistry. He or she will be part of a team of scientists with overall responsibility to matrix manage and support day to day analysis and purification services of a larger extended team of external service providers. He/she will work with other team members to ensure that the infrastructure is fully operational, to track usage and output metrics, to interact with medicinal chemists, and to troubleshoot problems as they arise. He/she will also work with the external service provider to ensure that scheduling and training are matched to requirements to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the lab. The individual may also participate in day to day operation of the process when needed to fill gaps and on an ongoing basis to ensure complete knowledge of process operations.

In addition to the operational role described above the individual will be responsible for completing continuous improvement projects which may include chromatography method development, infrastructure improvements, IT and process improvements, quality improvements, etc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.