Senior Research Associate, Cell Therapy Process Technologies

Seattle, WA, United States
Sep 22, 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.

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.


Develop automated scale down model platform for cell therapy process development.

Develop automated unit operations for adoptive T-cell therapy manufacturing.

Evaluation of cell therapy manufacturing prototype devices.

Design and execute small and large-scale cell therapy process development experiments.

Analyze data from flow cytometry, cell functionality, or chemical assays.

Write technical documents including development reports, batch records, and Standard Operating Procedures.

Train operators or other engineers and scientists.

Supporting lab functions including restocking consumables, maintaining equipment, and cleaning.

Up to 5% of time may be spent travelling outside of the city or country.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


A degree in bio, mechanical, chemical engineering, or a related scientific field

Bachelors and ≥2 years of relevant experience

Masters and ≥1 years of relevant experience


>1 year of mammalian or primary cell culture laboratory experience

Well-developed PC skill level, including MS Windows 2000/XP, Windows 7, WIN10, Office Suite, and JMP

Experience in executing experiments of increased complexity

Experience in executing and analyzing data from multicolor flow cytometry or bioassays

Experience with writing technical documents for interdepartmental use

Basic knowledge of cell therapy development

Demonstrated ability to effectively work in cross functional teams, meet deadlines, and prioritize multiple projects

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 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 chemical 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.