Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Scientist, Cell Therapy Technology & Platforms

Seattle, WA, 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.

Cell Therapy is one of the most groundbreaking new forms of cancer treatments being studied today. With therapies only in their infancy and BMS's continued investment in our Cell Therapy capabilities, the growth potential of this science, your career, and the ability to help patients are incredible.

The successful candidate will work together on the NEX-T Platform team with associate scientists and engineers to design, execute, and analyze experiments to drive the development of next-generation processes and technologies for manufacturing adoptive T-cell therapies. This position requires positive, collaborative teamwork abilities, clear organizational skills, and excellent prioritization to help drive cross-functional initiatives focused on creating novel products and manufacturing platforms.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Education & Experience:

Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Immunology, or equivalent with 0-2 years of technical experience or B.S./M.S. with equivalent experience in cell therapy process development and technology evaluation


Key responsibilities include:
  • Design, execute and analyze experiments that examine novel processing methods and technologies and their impacts on t-cell biology
  • Work together with associate scientists and engineers to develop technologies and processes for T-cell products and provide scientific mentorship for junior staff
  • Collaborate with Research, Process Development, and external partners to design, develop and implement cutting-edge process technologies and platforms within a GMP autologous cell therapy manufacturing process
  • Identify flow cytometry, ELISA, cell-based assays and other appropriate analytics to support development efforts
  • Participates on, and may lead, cross functional teams or projects
  • Clearly communicates ideas and results to stakeholders via written and verbal formats

Preferred Skills:
  • Strong expertise in immunology and analytical techniques including flow cytometry and cell-based assays.
  • Expertise in statistical experimental design (DOE) with a proficiency in JMP, R, or SAS
  • Strong technical writing and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced team environment, meet deadlines, prioritize work across multiple projects
  • Ability to lead and participate in cross-functional teams, meet deadlines, and organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to learn new technologies and acquire knowledge quickly in the rapidly expanding adoptive T-cell therapy field

If you want to challenge yourself, accelerate your career, and give new hope to patients, there's no better place than here with our Cell Therapy team. Full of incredible and dedicated team members, those working on CAR-T and other forms of Cell Therapy are transforming patients' lives through science. From studying individualized cell lines to making brand new discoveries, this bold and personal discipline allows you to grow your career while making a lasting impact on the field of medicine. Join us today.



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.

This position is expected to work in a Biosafety level 2 laboratory and a typical office environment. At least 95% of the work is performed indoor in a temperature-controlled facility. The lighting level, air quality, and noise level are typical of an office environment.

Work inside the laboratory involves operating typical equipment found in a biotechnology. They may include, but is not limited to, handheld pipettes, centrifuges, liquid nitrogen storage, and other devices ranging in size from benchtop scale to a small room.

This position is expected to handle biohazardous material found in a Biosafety level 2 environment derived from humans or other animals. Some work with hazardous chemicals is also expected.

Work inside the office involves using a standard laptop or desktop computer.

This position is expected to be able to lift and carry to 40 pounds. Approximate percentage of time split between seated and walking/standing are 60% and 40% respectively.

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.