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Scientist, MS&T Materials Science

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Devens, Massachusetts
Start date
Jan 30, 2024

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Scientist, MS&T Materials Science

This position of Scientist within Global Capabilities MS&T Materials Science will support the life cycle management of single-use systems utilized within commercial drug substance and drug product manufacturing of Bristol Myers Squibb biopharmaceuticals. The scope of work will include authoring technical reports and risk assessments, leading and/or supporting investigations, new and alternative materials evaluations, validation testing (e.g. extractable/leachables, container closure, bacterial retention), technical transfers, and Health Authority support.

The candidate will work in close collaboration in a matrix setting with Manufacturing Science & Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Supply Chain, Global Procurement groups, and

technical product teams. Moreover, as a network position, this role will support internal and external drug substance and drug product manufacturing partners throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

The position will report to a Principal Scientist of Materials Science, Global Capabilities & Technical Strategy, MS&T based in BMS Devens, Massachusetts United States.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) for Single-Use Systems used in drug substance and drug product BMS biologics manufacturing.
  • Provides technical support for single-use system selection, evaluation, validation, and implementation for use within drug substance and drug product manufacturing.
  • Supports investigations and new/alternative material qualifications through technical risk assessments and validation studies.
  • Provide technical support and authorship for: manufacturing investigations, new material implementations, second sourcing activities, material change controls, and technical material risk assessments.
  • Leads study design, execution, data analysis, and interpretation of material validation testing (e.g. extractable/leachables, container closure, bacterial retention).
  • Supports Single-Use System end-to-end lifecycle management through authoring/reviewing technical assessments and change controls for new/alternative material suppliers.
  • Authors risk assessment by using scientific risk-based approaches to support single-use system network strategies.
  • Establishes material specifications through matrix leadership with business partners.
  • Assists and/or leads material investigations, including root cause analysis, CAPA generation, and impact assessments.
  • Authors and reviews regulatory documentation as a raw materials SME, as appropriate.
  • Authors protocols, reports, and technical presentations.
  • Participates in cross functional teams (i.e. Supply Chain, Quality Compliance and Assurance, Manufacturing, Procurement) for new/alternate material selection.
  • Collaborates with internal and external partners to achieve shared goals and ensure application of best practices.

Qualifications and Skills:


  • Relevant scientific or engineering discipline (ie: Material Science, Biomedical Engineering, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering)
  • Bachelors degree with minimum 6 years of relevant experience
  • Masters or PhD is preferred but not required. Time spent in advanced degree programs may be considered as equivalent relevant experience.


  • In-depth understanding of industrial single-use technology applications and compliance requirements
  • Hands-on experience leading single-use systems validation testing (e.g. extractable/leachables, container closure, bacterial retention).
  • Candidates must possess excellent organizational skills and strong attention to details, proficient experimental/troubleshooting aptitude, be self-motivated and demonstrate a high degree of initiative.
  • Experience with cGMP regulations, regulatory requirements, and CMC authoring for biologics processes are a plus.
  • The candidate should also possess strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work seamlessly in a multifunctional team environment.

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively navigate ambiguity and complexity and translate into accomplishing challenging goals & objectives.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for collaboration, relationship building, and influencing without authority in a matrixed environment.
  • Demonstrated excellence for verbal and written communication, critical thinking, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills to manage several projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency & adaptability with related software tools (PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, etc.)

BMS Bio-Pharma Behaviors Required:

  • Accountability: We all own BMS success and strive to be transparent and deliver on our commitments
  • Urgency: We move together with speed and quality because patients are waiting
  • Innovation: We pursue disruptive and bold solutions for patients
  • Passion: Our dedication to learning and excellence helps us to deliver exceptional results
  • Integrity: We demonstrate ethics, integrity and quality in everything we do for patients, customers and colleagues

Inclusion: We embrace diversity and foster an environment where we can all work together at our full potential

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesnt perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as Transforming patients lives through science , every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.


Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we believe in the power of science to address some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our focus on these unmet needs comes during a remarkable time, when unprecedented scientific breakthroughs are advancing the treatment of disease as never before in human history.

We work every day to transform patients’ lives through science. Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – they are at the center of everything we do. They inspire us. They are the reason we come to work each day.

We combine the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company to create a global leading biopharma company powered by talented individuals who drive scientific innovation.

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