Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Material Characterization / Solid State Characterization

New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Sep 16, 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.

As a Research Investigator I (D5-1) in the Drug Product Development - Materials Science and Engineering Group, the position's main responsibilities are within solid state characterization of various pharmaceutical materials such as particles, powders, and suspensions to guide robust drug substance and drug product development, technology transfer, and validation for commercial manufacture. Primary activities will include the characterization of material properties such as particle size, surface area, morphology, form/polymorph, thermal properties, as well as support method development, validation, and transfer. It is expected that the candidate will work with a broad range of materials, including crystalline and non-crystalline small molecule APIs, biologics, excipients, drug product intermediates, and drug products.

Expertise in characterization techniques such as surface area (BET), particle size (LLS), microscopy (e.g., SEM), XRD, TGA, DSC, vapor sorption, vibrational spectroscopy, crystallography, SSNMR, static and dynamic image analysis (such as Malvern Morphologi G4 and Sympatec QicPic) is preferred.


Ph.D. in physical chemistry, materials or pharmaceutical science, chemical engineering, or related discipline, with 0-2 years of pharmaceutical/chemical industry or related experience, or a BS/MS with 3-5 years of pharmaceutical/chemical industry or related experience. The successful candidate will have excellent problem-solving skills and a strong background in assessment of powder properties and materials characterization.

The individual will effectively interface and collaborate across drug substance, drug product and analytical development teams. The individual must have a demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems. Outstanding oral and written communication skills with the ability to provide technical input and scientific leadership are required. This position requires employees to work with or come in contact with chemical agents which may pose health or safety hazards if improperly handled.

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.