Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Associate Scientist, Sample Management, QC Systems & Services

Summit West, NJ, United States
Sep 16, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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.


Summit West, S-12


The Associate Scientist, Sample Management is responsible for the movement and control of QC samples and materials in support of the QC laboratories at the CAR T manufacturing facility in Summit, NJ. This includes, but is not limited to, sample collection and distribution, inventory control, chain of custody, sample tracking, and sample delivery.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Experience with cold chain sample storage and transfer.
  • Experience working in a GMP regulated environment.
  • Ability to work in a classified cleanroom environment and follow all applicable gowning requirements and procedures.
  • Ability to follow and apply global regulatory and GMP requirements.
  • Ability to follow, revise, and review SOPs.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities and to manage multiple assignments with challenging/conflicting deadlines.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in chemistry, microbiology, or related science.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience, preferably in a regulated environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.


Contributes to the management of test samples and reagents, including:
  • Handling test samples throughout the sample lifecycle- receipt, storage, distribution, transfer, and disposal.
  • Maintaining sample tracking and chain of custody records in accordance with GMP requirements and written procedures.
  • Ensuring that obsolete or expired samples and materials are destroyed and disposed of according to written procedures.
  • Performing sample queries and periodic storage reports, as required.
  • Assisting management with investigations and deviations related to sample management.
  • Collaborating with other departments to identity and implement process efficiencies. Contributes to the management of laboratory inventory, including:
  • Maintaining the inventory of laboratory supplies including reagents, media, consumables, etc.
  • Maintaining the reference standard inventory and distributing reference standards to functional groups upon request.
  • Ensuring that materials are appropriately labelled and traceable according to GMPs, regulatory requirements, and written procedures.
  • Assisting management with investigations and deviations related to laboratory inventory.
  • Maintaining 5S and FIFO principles, as appropriate. Provides QC materials support, including:
  • Maintaining metrics for the sample management group.
  • Facilitating cold chain transfers of samples, as required.
  • Collaborating with supply chain, warehouse, and lab services to ensure all QC laboratory supplies are adequately stocked.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

  • The incumbent should be able to distinguish colors and possess correctable vision to 20/20.
  • The incumbent will be doing light to moderate lifting, carrying, or moving objects under 15-20 lbs.
  • The incumbent will be working in a laboratory setting up to eight hours per day.
  • The incumbent will be working around biohazardous materials, including chemical agents, up to eight hours per day
  • The incumbent may be exposed to fluctuating and/or extreme temperatures on occasion.

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.