Associate Scientist, Process Analytical Technologies Development

Job Description

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference.  We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

We are seeking a highly capable and enthusiastic Associate Scientist to work with a multidisciplinary group of engineers and scientists to support the development of novel Process Analytical Technologies (PAT). The Associate Scientist will be responsible for independently executing microscopy-based and cell selection experimentation. The candidate will additionally be expected to execute T cell culture experiments using a combination of scale-down models and manufacturing scale bioreactors.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work within a multi-disciplinary environment towards novel applications of Process Analytical Technologies
  • Independently design experiments, analyze data and draft technical reports to communicate key conclusions    
  • Independently execute multi-parametric cell sorting and flow cytometry experiments
  • Perform brightfield and fluorescence imaging-based experiments

Basic Qualifications:

  • MS in Biology, Immunology, Biological Engineering or relevant discipline with 1-3 years of relevant research experience or BS with 4-6 years of relevant research experience
  • Demonstrated independence in experimental design, execution, data analysis and troubleshooting
  • In-depth understanding and experience in multi-parametric cell sorting and flow cytometry
  • Prior experience in brightfield and fluorescence microscopy
  • Prior experience with mammalian cell culture, preferably with primary cells
  • Demonstrated ability to apply good scientific method

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with cell selection, T cell activation, cell washing, lentiviral transduction, and cryopreservation
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Prism (Graphpad), FlowJo analysis software and statistical programs for data analysis (JMP)
  • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills
  • Driven individual that works well independently and within a multidisciplinary team