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materials scientist

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Bristol-Myers Squibb

Seattle, WA 98102
Research
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


Job Description
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.


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.


Cell Therapy is one of the most groundbreaking new forms of cancer treatments being studied today. With therapies only in their infancy and BMS's continued investment in our Cell Therapy capabilities, the growth potential of this science, your career, and the ability to help patients are incredible.


Position Summary


The Development Engineering & Automation (DE&A) group within the Cell Therapy Development & Operations (CTDO) organization is focused on novel technology development. The group combines the skills of engineers and scientists to demonstrate the feasibility and robustness of next generation manufacturing equipment and process technologies. Materials science, especially that associated with the unique media, buffers, and process reagents used in cell therapy, is a crucial part of this technology advancement.


Transforming novel biologic and genetic transduction operations from the lab bench to large scale manufacturing requires a unique set of skills to collaborate with external and internal partners and gain buy-in from internal stakeholders. We are seeking a Materials Scientist for our Development Raw Materials Center of Excellence who will support the development and implementation of raw materials for our early stage programs. Working in a Matrix environment, this position will advance the use of state-of-the-art materials and industry best practices to help deliver the next generation of cell therapy products to patients.


Key Responsibilities


Lead raw material projects for early stage programs


Utilize technical understanding of raw materials and industry best practices to guide development teams on the development, selection, and qualification of new raw materials based on scientific, quality, and regulatory criteria


Collaborate with internal partners and customers across the network to prioritize and execute risk mitigation and continuous improvement initiatives to improve the quality and supply chain robustness of existing raw materials


Engage suppliers on technical and strategic topics as part of developing new raw materials and improving existing raw materials


Partner with raw material suppliers in preparation for transition from development use to clinical and commercial manufacturing


Execute technical diligence visits to raw material supplier sites with cross-functional teams


Deliver strategies for prioritizing and executing raw material projects, including the establishment and improvement of internal standards and business processes


Qualifications & Experience


Basic Qualifications:


BS/MS in Materials Science, Engineering, Life Sciences, or related discipline with 10+ years or PhD with 2+ years of relevant experience in the biopharmaceutical industry


Demonstrated scientific contributions to the selection, qualification, and implementation of raw materials for biological products


Ability to think strategically and develop actionable plans to address complex problems and business process gaps to meet the needs of key customers and stakeholders


Self-motivated individual with demonstrated ability to work effectively across a network, independently and as part of cross-functional teams, to build strong collaborative relationships with customers, partners, and suppliers


Ability to independently manage multiple, concurrent projects and balance urgency, quality, and risk in a Matrix environment


Proven technical and strategic problem-solving abilities


Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Knowledge of GMP manufacturing practices and documentation requirements


Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%


Preferred Qualifications:


Advanced degree preferred


Experience with development of specifications for raw materials used in cell therapy manufacturing


Experience in a technical role working with suppliers of raw materials for biopharmaceutical or cell therapy manufacturing, including collaborative engagement on investigations, technical diligence, and strategic initiatives


Knowledge of regulatory/compendial requirements for raw materials used in biomanufacturing


Experience with raw material supplier selection and supplier relationship management


Understanding of key considerations for single-use containers used for raw materials


Familiarity with raw material supply chains and manufacturing methods


Contributions to industry consortia (eg BPOG) to drive establishment and improvement of industry best practices and standards for raw material development and management


Experience with performing supplier technical diligence visits and/or quality audits




Reference: 1152695030

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