Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Bristol Myers Squibb is seeking a talented individual to join our Process Analytics group at our Devens, MA site. This role will support process development and commercial manufacturing of biologics products. The Associate Scientist will perform quantitation and characterization assays and support biologics process development and analytical method development and optimization.
The successful candidate will be a key contributor to a highly technical, diverse, and collaborative team of scientists and engineers within the Manufacturing Sciences and Technology group. The Associate Scientist will support cross-functional teams to meet highly visible business objectives. Deliverables include support of process development and robustness studies, process characterization, technology transfer and validation.
Independently performs and documents biophysical assay testing (HPLC/UPLC, CE, iCIEF and/or ELISA) using established test methods, including associated protocol/report documentation and presentations
Demonstrates independence in technique and method selection, data analysis and use of standard practices and procedures for problem solving
Performs SME role for specific assays, training colleagues on related methods, maintaining and troubleshooting instrumentations and systems and supporting investigations
Supports colleagues by leading lab instrumentation management, sample management, data reporting and/or data trending systems
Provides technical support to stakeholders at Devens and additional sites within the internal or external manufacturing network
Demonstrates a knowledge of cGMP requirements
Complies with BMS standards for safety and quality as well as other BMS corporate and site requirements and procedures
Qualifications (Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):
MS or BS in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry or related scientific or engineering field with 0-2 or 4-6 years, respectively, of relevant industrial and/or academic experience
Ability to follow written SOPs, general scientific methods, and protocols, and to write technical documents and reports
Hands on expertise in assays used for physicochemical characterization and impurity testing of biological products (eg HPLC, Gel and Capillary Electrophoresis, UV-Vis Spectrophotometry, ELISA, compendial methods, etc.).
Proficiency with chromatography data software (eg EMPOWER) and electronic data management systems (LIMS, Excel, ELN etc.)
Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
Ability to support multiple individual and team objectives and must possess a strong team ethic.
A high degree of curiosity and initiative, good verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
Previous experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry and/or knowledge of FDA/ICH guidance is a plus
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