Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Research Associate or Senior Research Associate, Process Development - Cell Therapy

Location
Seattle, WA, United States
Posted
Aug 21, 2020
Ref
R1524501
Required Education
Associate 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.

Job Summary

The primary focus of the Rsearch Associate or Senior Research Associate will be working as a key contributor to the development of cell therapy processes. This role will support the design and execution of development experiments enabling a deep understanding of the process and possible impacts on drug product attributes.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Design and execute experiments using sound scientific principles to support cell therapy process development
  • Perform statistical analysis on data in order to establish criticality for processes
  • Presentation of experimental findings/results following study completion
  • Aid in design and creation of development study plans, identifying critical process parameters and appropriate ranges for optimal experimental design of the study
  • Timely and thorough documentation and completion of electronic laboratory notebooks
  • Coordinate with the analytical group for timely delivery of process samples and turn-around of analytical data.
  • Support and/or author technical reports detailing experimental work and summarizing conclusions


Required Qualifications
  • Experience with aseptic processing of mammalian or primary cell culture in biological safety cabinet
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in cross functional teams, meet deadlines, and prioritize multiple projects
  • Able to apply engineering principles and statistical analysis, including design of experiments, in order to provide input and guidance for design of characterization/validation studies
  • Experience working in a self-driven, performance/results oriented, fast paced matrix environment.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Proficiency utilizing MS Office products and working knowledge of statistical software (R, JMP, Minitab)
  • Able to creatively manage time and elevate relevant issues to project lead and line management
  • Strong scientific and technical writing and presentations
  • Detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to work rotating weekend shifts
  • Experience or familiarity with multicolor flow cytometry and/or bioassays


Education Requirements
  • Research Associate: B.S. in chemical/biological engineering, biology, or relevant scientific field
  • Senior Research Associate: B.S. in chemical/biological engineering, biology, or relevant scientific field and 2+ years of relevant experience in biologic process/analytical development or commercial biologic manufacturing process support


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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.

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.