Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Scientist I

Celgene, NJ, United States
Sep 07, 2020
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.


The Scientist I position will be responsible for the development and validation of analytical methodology for the characterization of our products and processes, the creation of fundamental product and process understanding, and the advancement of innovative approaches to drug development. Support for drug candidates across all stages of development and, as needed, within our commercial product portfolio will be required.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong statistical knowledge and capabilities.
  • Strong Scientific problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with synthetic chemistry, drug substance processing, formulation development, pharmaceutical processing and/or pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Experience in the development and performance of analytical tests for a variety of drug substances and products (including solid oral dosage forms and injectables).
  • Knowledge of dissolution method development and testing, biopharmaceutical classification system, and IVIVC / IVIVR.
  • Skills in DOE, Lean and/or Six Sigma.


  • Support drug substance process development including characterization of starting materials, intermediates and final API.
  • Support drug product formulation and process development including characterization of the process and finished product.
  • Develop, optimize and validate analytical methods.
  • Support drug substance and drug product impurity characterization and identification.
  • Generate/review laboratory clinical release and stability data.
  • Qualify/transfer analytical methodology to quality control and contract laboratories.

Serve on departmental, interdepartmental and project teams.
  • Report and discuss analytical results and conclusions both orally and in writing.
  • Write formal reports for inclusion in regulatory filings and support the generation of appropriate responses to questions from regulatory authorities.
  • Review analytical data for completeness and correctness.
  • Complies with Environmental Health and Safety Requirements.
  • Contributes to ownership and advancement of lab instrumentation, work processes, and procedures.


Completed BS and minimum of 10 years; MS minimum of 8 years; or Ph.D. and 0-3 years in Chemistry (or relevant discipline) with pharmaceutical experience.


Work is performed both in a typical office and in an analtyical development laboratory. Some work is performed seated, but laboratory related work requires intermittent standing and walking for up to 70% of the time. Laboratory work involves working around potentially hazardous materials (solvents, reagents, developmental drug substances and synthesis intermediates). Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no abnormal conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.


This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

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.