Associate Scientist

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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Devens, MA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

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.

Associate Scientist– Downstream

The Associate Scientist– Downstream in Manufacturing Sciences & Technology supports the commercial manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals in the area of purification and primary recovery. The successful candidate will be a key contributor to a highly technical, diverse, and collaborative team of scientists and engineers. MS&T scientists and engineers contribute to cross-functional teams to meet highly visible business objectives. The position offers the opportunity to interface with Manufacturing, Manufacturing Support, Process Development, Quality Assurance, Analytical, and Global Regulatory Sciences groups.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design and execution of protocols to solve process-related manufacturing investigations and enable the technology transfer of new processes to large-scale manufacturing through the use of laboratory and pilot scale-down models in protein chromatography, viral inactivation, viral filtration, ultrafiltration/diafiltration, membrane filtration, depth filtration, and centrifugation.
  • Operation, cleaning, and maintenance of laboratory equipment; preparation of buffers and reagents.
  • Documentation of experimental data and results, data verification, interpretation of data with respect to the laboratory protocol and the manufacturing process, and preparation of final reports to summarize the findings.
  • Evaluation of new process technologies.
  • Appropriate GLP/GMP procedures must be followed.


  • MSc or BSc in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or related field with 0–4 or 2–6 years, respectively, of relevant industrial and/or academic experience.
  • Knowledge of protein purification, protein stability, and demonstrated experimental skills for laboratory work are required.
  • Experience with AKTA purification and ultrafiltration/diafiltration operations is helpful.
  • Critical qualities include a high degree of initiative, good verbal and written communication skills, strong scientific skills and attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team environment.

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.

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

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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