Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Compound Management Senior Research Scientist

Hopewell, NJ, United States
Sep 08, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are seeking a Sr. Research Scientist with experience in sample handling, inventory management, and laboratory automation to join the Compound Management group within the Leads Discovery & Optimization (LDO) team at our state-of-the-art facility in Central NJ. The LDO group leverages technology, innovation, and broad scientific knowledge to deliver comprehensive in vitro data packages to support all phases of drug discovery at BMS.

The Compound Management candidate will be responsible for:

Daily compound distribution and fulfillment request supporting the Discovery portfolio.

Coordination of daily compound activities to ensure production schedules are achieved in a reliable and efficient manner.

Collaboration with team members and partners to design and continuously improve laboratory workflows to ensure on-time delivery of requests.

Partner with stakeholders and functional groups to ensure maximum access to our compound collection.

Facilitate and implement laboratory equipment purchases and evaluate manual process workflows, scout technology and develop appropriate and cost effective solutions.

The candidate will work in a highly matrixed environment and lead cross-functional teams to ensure appropriate support, service and vendor relationships are implemented and maintained with a focus on measuring and improving stakeholder satisfaction and service quality.

Position Requirements

Bachelor, Master's or Doctorate's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering or a related field, with 10+ years of relevant experience in compound management, high throughput screening, process improvement, and/or lab automation

Hands on experience with common laboratory operations, liquid handling equipment (TECAN EVO) and automated plate-based equipment (HighResBiosolutions).

Experience in Titian Mosaic inventory management software and operation of automated compound storage and retrieval systems (Brooks).

Working knowledge of Visual Basic, SQL, Java, Oracle, Cellario, EVOware, Strata and Microsoft Office applications.

Experience in monitoring infrastructure QC/QA metrics including, instrument availability, reliability, and utilization.

Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills with strong customer focus.

Highly developed project management skills with experience working in diverse, multi-disciplined groups with demonstrated ability to work in a matrix and multi-site work environment, manage multiple priorities, and at times be self-directed

Excellent written and communication skills

Preferred experience or formal training in Lean Six Sigma or service operations management methodologies.

Working knowledge and understanding of primary pharmacology assay development and compound screening is highly desirable.