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Principal Scientist, Manufacturing Technology, Process Transfer and Validation

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Devens, Massachusetts
Start date
Feb 7, 2024

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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:

Position Summary

BMS Devens Biologics is recruiting a Principal Scientist, Manufacturing Technology, Process Transfer and Validation. This role reports to the Associate Director, Manufacturing Technology, Process Transfer and Validation within the Manufacturing Technology (MT) department which is part of the wider Manufacturing Science & Technology (MS&T) organization. The MT department supports a large-scale highly automated multi-product cell culture (MPCC) facility on a growing campus. The Principal Scientist, Manufacturing Technology, Process Transfer and Validation supports ongoing manufacturing /technology transfers through routine process monitoring. The successful candidate will be a key contributor in a dynamic and highly collaborative team environment. The candidate will manage objectives and priorities, overcome obstacles, and deliver investigations within projected timelines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to commercial manufacturing processes with a focus on enhancing the business through increased process robustness and yield increase programs of activity.
  • Manage 2-5 permanent and/or contract employees.
  • Lead / support technology transfer activities.
  • Manage execution of Manufacturing Technology projects.
  • Support continuous improvement and efficiency / process optimization projects.
  • Implement efficient business processes for MT through standardization of work practices and continuous improvement.
  • Develop best practices for technical strategies.
  • Implement and maintain high standard of quality and regulatory compliance to meet and exceed regulator agency and quality requirements.
  • Liaise with MS&T and network functions to implement technical and operational improvements.
  • Optimize resource allocation to address MT deliverables and priorities.
  • Invest in the development of current and future leadership through assignment of development opportunities, coaching, mentoring, and recognition.
  • Leads the preparation of regulatory filing documents and inspection readiness.
  • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of cGMP compliance, BMS corporate, site and regulatory agency requirements and procedures.
  • Design and execution /or delegation of plant supporting studies and /or technical studies on the manufacturing floor at commercial scale.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) or equivalent in the biological sciences or chemical / biochemical engineering or a related discipline, along with experience in commercial manufacturing, PhD (> 4 years), MS (> 6 years), BS (> 8 years) documented by a solid history of technical accomplishments.
  • Familiarity of SOPs, cGMPs and the know how to work and manage within a regulatory environment.
  • Proven project management skills that include leading cross functional teams.
  • Knowledge of mammalian-based biologics manufacturing processes is preferred.
  • Good communication, organizational, presentation and multi-tasking skills.

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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