Bristol Myers Squibb Analytical Scientist in Devens, Massachusetts

POSITION SUMMARY:

At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we believe that together we can make the difference. We want to do this by building professional teams who can create and innovate medicines that benefit doctors and their patients.

Our large-scale biologics manufacturing facility in Devens, Massachusetts, is expanding and there are a number of exciting career opportunities to join Bristol-Myers Squibb, one of the world’s leading BioPharma companies.

We’ve created one of the world’s premier biologics facilities, among the first sites in the industry to have a fully automated, integrated manufacturing control system that enables the plant to run virtually paperless. It is a site that combines biologics development with clinical and commercial manufacturing on a single campus – a true biologics center of excellence for the company where teams are encouraged to closely collaborate.

The Analytical Sciences & Technology group is committed to supporting our global biologics analytical network with reliability, integrity, active engagement, and cross functional collaboration. The Method Lifecycle Group in the Analytical Sciences and Technology department provides analytical oversight for the transition of programs entering the commercial space following clinical development. The Method Lifecycle Group is looking for an experienced Scientist with demonstrated expertise and hands-on experience in the imaged capillary isoelectric focusing (icIEF) techniques plus one or more additional separation methods. Knowledge of compendia methods would be a plus. The successful candidate will take a leading role in defining new scientific approaches and data analysis in a commercial environment. Critical thinking, expertise in trouble-shooting of analytical methods and equipment as well as attention to detail is a must. This is a part laboratory based and part office based role. Candidate will be required to plan & execute experiments as well as analyze data generated at other sites for method troubleshooting and improvements. Ability to work collaboratively and across different functions in fast-paced environment is required.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical oversight and ownership of icIEF based and other analytical methods.

  • Provide technical oversight of method revisions and improvements.

  • Provide expert input during periodic review of method performance and work with team leader to design and execute remediation experiments and implement changes to existing commercial methods.

  • Author and review sections of regulatory filings.

  • Respond to Health Authority queries regarding analytical methods.

  • Work collaboratively across organization and sites for method readiness, transfer, performance and trouble shooting in commercial environment.

  • Work closely with all AS&T team members to understand their deliverables to achieve organization goals.

QUALIFICATIONS

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, etc:

  • Demonstrated troubleshooting abilities and hands-on experience with icIEF and one or more protein separation methods, including Electrophoresis, Chromatography, and UVIS spectroscopy based technologies.

  • Familiarity with protein characterization methods such as mass spectrometry, peptide mapping, and carbohydrate analysis.

  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory guidelines including all major international guidelines (USP/ICH, EP, JP etc.).

  • Experience of method validation and transfer.

  • Experience of working with colleagues at remote sites.

  • Understanding of GMP principles is expected.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Strong written and communication skills and experience working in a matrix organization.

Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications:

  • Bio-therapeutic development & industry experience required: BS with 6+ years, MS with 4+ years, or Ph. D.

  • Industry experience in analytical development or commercialization of biopharmaceutical products preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • This role requires office work, biochemical laboratory work, computer work, group meetings, and thus involves the following: sitting, standing, walking, working with analytical instruments, repetitive motion including bending and lifting small containers/equipment.

  • Due to safety concerns in a laboratory setting this role requires sufficient manual dexterity and sufficient vision.

Work Environment:

  • This role requires office work, teleconferencing, computer work, leading meetings and thus involves the following.

  • Working in open office environment, working in laboratory, working alone, working with/around others.

Travel

  • This position may require occasional domestic and international travel.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.