Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Research Associate, Cell Core

Seattle, WA, United States
Sep 15, 2020
Science/R&D, Research
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.


This is an operations-based role that supports research and development functions by fielding requests for cellular products and managing communications related to coordination and fulfillment of requests. These communications occur within and between varied company levels and internal organizations.


The role requires a high degree of approachability and interpersonal savvy, with a proven ability to work in cross-functional teams. Effective organizational skills will also be necessary as the candidate will be responsible for managing the request fulfillment schedule, coordinating operators, and organizing large quantities of data. Experience culturing mammalian cells is also preferred.

The Research Associate will assist in manufacturing engineered T-cell products and intermediate materials in support of Research, Technical Development, Process Development, and Process Characterization efforts. The position will require experimental execution, documentation, data analysis, drafting technical reports, basic coding, and presentation of results. Strong attention to detail and flexibility to work evening and weekend shifts is required.

  • Mammalian cell culture and cell banking.
  • Experience with cell therapy process development or manufacturing.
  • Buffer and cell culture media preparation.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills.
  • Experimental design experience.
  • Proficient use of MS Office products and working knowledge of statistical software (R, JMP).
  • Basic proficiency in VBA or other applicable coding language(s).
  • Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to rapid changes, and work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Strong prioritization skills.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


B.S. in Biology, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering or relevant scientific discipline


0-2 years

  • Extended periods in labs or production area, requiring some level of gowning.
  • Equipment Usage During Work Period: Computer 30%; Phone and Electronic Devices 5%; Lab Equipment 65%.
  • Sitting at a computer terminal for an extended period.
  • Regular sitting, standing, talking, listening, using hands & fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach.
  • Requirement to work in a conference room / meeting environment for moderate periods of time.
  • Light to moderate lifting.
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required, plus occasional overtime, as business demands dictate.
  • Moderate noise i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers.

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.

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.