Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Senior Research Associate - Research Associate, Process Characterization

Seattle, WA, United States
Aug 29, 2020
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.

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Job Title

Research Associate or Senior Research Associate, Process Characterization

Job Summary

The primary focus of the position will be working as a key contributor to the process characterization of late stage cell therapy processes (e.g., CARs and TCRs). This role will support the design and execution of process characterization experiments enabling a deep understanding of the process and possible impacts on drug product attributes.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist in execution of experiments using sound scientific principles to support cell therapy process characterization
  • Aid in design and creation of process characterization plans, identifying process parameters and appropriate ranges to be assessed for optimal experimental design of the study
  • Influence and assist in the management of efficient Design of Experiments (DOE) in order to generate Design Space for targeted process parameters and/or unit operations
  • Timely and thorough documentation and completion of electronic laboratory notebooks
  • Perform statistical analysis on characterization/validation data in order to establish criticality for processes and inform the control strategy
  • Presentation of experimental findings and results following study completion
  • Author reports detailing experimental work and summarizing results

Required Qualifications
  • Experience working in a self-driven, performance/results oriented, fast paced matrix environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in cross functional teams, meet deadlines, and prioritize multiple projects, and elevate relevant issues to line management
  • Able to apply engineering principles and statistical analysis, including design of experiments, in order to provide input and guidance for design of characterization studies
  • Detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to work rotating weekend shifts
  • Working knowledge of statistical software (R, JMP, Minitab) is preferred
  • Experience with cGMP/GMP, ICH guidelines, PPQ (process validation), control strategy development, and working within a Quality organization is preferred

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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