Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Principal Scientist, Non-clinical Disposition and Bioanalysis

Princeton, NJ, United States
Sep 13, 2020
Required Education
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.

Nonclinical Research and Development (NCRD) is an integrated function with responsibility for characterizing nonclinical safety and disposition characteristics of the entire BMS Research and Development pipeline programs, with critical role from early discovery to submission of marketing authorization applications. We utilize our deep expertise in toxicology/pathology, ADME, PK/PD and Bioanalytics in all modalities (small and large molecules, cellular therapies and other novel modalities) to collaborate with peer R&D functions to identify and solve issues, discover high quality drug candidates, enable their clinical development and successful marketing authorizations across the globe.

The Nonclinical Research and Development (NCRD) has an opening for a Principal Scientist, Non-clinical Disposition and Bioanalysis in Lawrenceville, NJ.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have good interpersonal and communication skills, be able to multi-task, be highly organized, have a strong desire to succeed in a multi-functional team setting, proven ability to meet goals working in a group of peers, and proven innovative thinking.

As it relates to bionalysis, the candidate will be:
  • Developing bioanalytical strategies for various biologics development programs following internal SOPs and Health Authority guidances.
  • Responsible to ensure development of high quality ligand binding assays used to support PK/PD/Immunogenicity assessments and subsequent validation and support of sample analysis.
  • Oversee reagent development to support the bioanalytical strategy.
  • Evaluate new technologies for analysis of large molecules and implement as needed.
  • Compile and interpret bioanalytical data, author and/or review of protocols and reports.
  • Assisting in the preparation of regulatory documents including INDs, NDAs, and BLA submission documents and being responsible for responding to Health Authority queries related to bioanalysis.
  • Acting as the bioanalytical liaison with clinical, and non-clinical internal cross-functional project teams and external collaborators.
  • Managing technology transfers of immunogenicity and PK methods and related bioanalytical activities (e.g., development data, validation and study reports) to contract research laboratories and ensuring the scientific quality of data in order to meet US and OUS regulatory expectations.
  • Performing technical audits of existing contract research laboratories supporting bioanalytical work.
  • Reporting study sample results to stakeholders following the departmental policies and procedures and participate in tech transfers of assays to business partners and troubleshooting assays when problems arise.
  • Contributing to the preparation of technical reports and departmental SOPs and the preparation and presentation of scientific material at internal and external meetings and will be encouraged to publish as part of project publication plans.
  • Ensuring compliance and maintain required training in BMS and departmental SOPs, safety guidelines and other applicable regulations.

  • Ph.D. in biological sciences or related discipline with >8 years of relevant experience. Or MS in relevant scientific discipline with >10 years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience managing the bioanalytical portion of non-clinical and clinical studies for biologics conducted at CROs.
  • Experience preparing regulatory documents related to the bioanalysis.
  • Proven technical expertise in developing and validating ligand binding assays in technologies such as ELISA, ECL (MSD) or Gyrolab; including PK/ADA/Nab assay problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Understanding of the drug development process for biologics, especially as it applies to bioanalysis.
  • Experience with sample management systems and Watson LIMS is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of the scientific/regulatory standards for bioanalysis of biologics, including knowledge of GLPs, 21 CFR Part 11, FDA, EMA and other relevant Bioanalytical Guidances is important.
  • Proven track-record of performing large molecule bioanalytical sample analysis and knowledge and interpretation of PK data and potential impact of ADA on PK is a most.
  • Prior experience in representing functional area in cross-functional product teams.
  • Proven record of peer-reviewed publications in the relevant technical areas.

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.