Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Senior Supervisor, Quality Control Flow Cytometry (Wednesday-Saturday) 2nd Shift Cell Therapy

Celgene, NJ, United States
Aug 29, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Senior Supervisor, QC Flow Cytometry is responsible for all operational aspects of the QC Flow Cytometry department at the CAR T manufacturing facility during clinical and commercial phases. This department is responsible for Flow Cytometry based testing of in-process samples, final drug product testing, stability testing, Validation and requalification support, critical reagent testing and qualification, training and other critical support as needed. The Senior Supervisor, QC Flow Cytometry is responsible for continuously maintaining the GMP status of the QC Laboratory, applying and ensuring staff complies to EHS rules and safe work practices per applicable procedures, while still hand-on testing as needed. This is a Wednesday-Saturday shift.

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Extensive experience with flow cytometry and cell imaging, including flow related technologies related to analysis
  • Advanced knowledge of cGMP, ISO, FDA, MHRA, PMDA, USP, PDA, JP, and EP regulations and guidelines as related to the manufacture of cell therapy products.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor style for a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to collaborate cross functionally to drive operational and quality excellence.
  • Advanced organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated critical reasoning, problem solving, troubleshooting, investigation, and decision-making skills.
  • Advanced teamwork and facilitation skills.
  • Advanced mentoring and coaching, influencing, negotiating, and personal interaction skills.
  • Requires strategic thinking and ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including establishing strategic direction and goals, and guiding execution while fostering a team-based environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of Quality Systems including SOPs, Change Controls, Deviations, CAPAs, and Risk Assessments.
  • Ability to interpret and author general, technical, and complex business documents.
  • Advanced knowledge and implementation of data integrity principles.
  • Ability to represent the department in regulatory inspections.
  • Requires strong qualitative training skills: responsiveness, enthusiasm, humor, sincerity, honesty, flexibility, and tolerance.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manages all activities related to the QC Flow department including:
  • GMP release of in-process and drug product testing results.
  • Documentation of GMP release activities.
  • Method development and validation.
  • Oversight and qualification of contract testing laboratories.

Manages an develops direct reports including:
  • Management and scheduling of personnel within the department to meet manufacturing and laboratory schedules and needs.
  • Ensuring employees are properly trained and qualified to perform their assigned tasks, providing performance evaluations, and supporting career development of direct reports.

Performs other tasks as assigned.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelors' degree required, preferably in Chemistry, Microbiology, or related science.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • 3 years of relevant Quality Control work experience required, preferable in Flow Cytometry.
  • At least 1 (one) year of Supervisory Experience is highly preferred.
  • Experience auditing suppliers.

Working Conditions:

This is a second shift position and scheduled work hours will be Wednesday-Saturday, 1:00PM-11:30PM. Ability to work beyond shift hours and holidays as needed is required.
  • The incumbent will be required to work in office and laboratory environments.

• The incumbent may be required to gown for entry into the Aseptic Core and other supporting areas on an as-needed basis.

• The incumbent (or designee) will be expected to be on call to support manufacturing issues involving sampling and/or test excursions or questions during shift operations.

• Occasional travel may be required.



Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

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 with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.