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Associate Director, MS&T Cryogenics & Cold Chain Sciences

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

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Manufacturing & Production, Operations, Process
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those arent words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. Youll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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. Read more:

About Bristol Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

Position Summary

As the Associate Director of MS&T Cryogenics & Cold Chain Sciences, you'll lead a team of scientists and engineers to develop and implement strategies for biologics drug substance freezing, thawing, storage, and shipping processes across the BMS network. You'll define the process control strategy for cryogenics manufacturing and set the technical strategy for drug substance cryogenics and cold-chain processes.

Using state-of-the-art experimental approaches, you'll formulate in-process control strategies and develop innovative technologies for cryogenics commercial manufacturing processes. You'll also develop novel methodologies to enhance our understanding of cryogenics processing and establish business processes for our cold-chain biologics strategy.

Working effectively in cross-functional project teams and independently, you'll accomplish company goals and drive the success of our cryogenics and cold chain processes.

Direct Reports

3 - 5

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of scientists and engineers in the Cryogenics & Cold Chain Sciences group to develop and implement cutting-edge technologies for freezing, thawing, and shipping biologics across the BMS network.

  • Direct the cryogenics characterization laboratory activities and define the global strategy for managing and harmonizing the qualification of DS shipping lanes and primary containers, ensuring the highest quality standards for our biologics operations.

  • Foster a culture of safety, innovation, and cost efficiency, such as implementing the 5S methodology, to drive continuous improvement and excellence in our business processes.

  • Interact with global Health Authorities during site inspections and contribute to submissions, regulatory responses, and briefing documents, showcasing our expertise and leadership in the field.

  • Plan and execute multiple projects and strategic initiatives to support the development and implementation of new processes and technologies.

  • Recommend and execute strategies for cryogenics and cold chain processes to support technology transfers between DS and DP sites, ensuring seamless integration and collaboration across the network.

  • Serve as the subject matter expert for network investigations and change controls pertaining to DS cold chain and cryogenic processes.

  • Collaborate globally with Supply Chain, Regulatory, Quality, Process Development, Engineering, and Operations across internal and external DS and DP sites, building strong relationships and driving impactful results.

  • Advise the biologics operations senior leadership team by presenting project direction, options, and recommendations at key governance forums, shaping the future of our cryogenics and cold chain strategies.

  • Develop top talent with well-established succession plans, creating a pipeline of future leaders who will continue to drive innovation and excellence in our cryogenics and cold chain processes.

Desired Experience


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in relevant scientific or engineering discipline (ie: biochemical/chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences) with a minimum of 10-14 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.


  • Knowledge of protein formulation and stability is required. Knowledge of the effects of freezing and thawing on protein stability is desired. Knowledge of common protein analytical tools and demonstrated experimental skills for lab work is required.

  • Knowledge of shipping qualification, transportation, and packaging design is desired.

  • 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, and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills to manage a large number of 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

  • Approximately 10-20% travel

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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