Process Engineer I/Senior Research Associate, Process Science and Technology

Job Description

BMS company is seeking enthusiastic, self-driven individuals to join its innovation-focused, multi-disciplinary team focused on advancing new, enabling technologies.  This development role will be part of a team of associates, engineers, and scientists that develop next-generation processes and technologies for manufacturing adoptive T-cell therapies.  The positions will require experimental design, experimental execution, data analysis, drafting of technical reports, and presentation of results.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


A degree in bio/chemical engineering or a related scientific field

Bachelors plus 2 or more years of relevant experience

Masters plus 1 more or years of relevant experience


>1 year of mammalian or primary cell culture laboratory experience

Experience in executing experiments of increased complexity

Experience in executing and analyzing data from multicolor flow cytometry or bioassays

Experience with writing technical documents for interdepartmental use

Basic knowledge of cell therapy development


Develop unit operations for adoptive T-cell therapy manufacturing.

Evaluation of cell therapy manufacturing prototype devices.

Design and execute small and large-scale cell therapy process development experiments.

Analyze data from flow cytometry, cell functionality, or chemical assays.

Write technical including development reports, manufacturing batch records, and Standard Operating Procedures.

Train manufacturing operators or other engineers and scientists.

Supporting lab functions including restocking consumables, maintaining equipment, and cleaning

Up to 5% of time may be spent travelling outside of the city or country.


This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

This position is expected to work in a Biosafety level 2 laboratory and a typical office environment. At least 95% of the work is performed indoor in a temperature-controlled facility. The lighting level, air quality, and noise level are typical of an office environment.

Work inside the laboratory involves operating typical equipment found in a biotechnology. They may include, but not limited to, handheld pipettes, centrifuges, liquid nitrogen storage, and other devices ranging in size from benchtop scale to a small room.

This position is expected to handle biohazardous material found in a Biosafety level 2 environment derived from humans or other animals. Some work with hazardous chemical is also expected.

Work inside the office involves using a standard laptop or desktop computer.

This position is expected to be able to lift and carry to 40 pounds. Approximate percentage of time split between seated and walking/standing are 60% and 40% respectively.