Research Associate or Associate Bioengineer

Seattle, WA, United States
Sep 24, 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.


Bristol Myers Squibb, Cell Therapy Process Science and Technology is seeking enthusiastic, self-driven individuals to join its innovation-focused, multi-disciplinary development teams' that are focused on advancing new products and enabling technologies. This role will be part of a team of engineers and scientists that develop manufacturing processes for early stage cell therapy programs. The successful candidate will perform experimental design, execution, data analysis, drafting of technical reports, and presentation of results.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


BS degree in bio/chemical engineering, biochemistry or a related scientific field


Experience in executing lab procedures

Basic knowledge of cell therapy

Experience with maintaining lab notebook and lab workspace

  • Perform routine laboratory operations such as cell culture maintenance, sampling for cell counts, preparing reagents and cell culture media
  • Follow protocols to execute both small-scale and at-scale experiments
  • Assist other staff to complete all laboratory tasks as necessary
  • Timely and thorough documentation and completion of electronic laboratory notebooks
  • Perform simple statistical data analysis where applicable
  • Presentation of experimental findings/results following study completion
  • Author reports detailing experimental work and summarizing results
  • Up to 5% of time may be spent travelling outside of the city or country.


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.