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Bristol Myers Squibb Assistant Scientist II, Microbial Upstream Process Development in Devens, Massachusetts

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.

Bristol-Myers Squibb microbial upstream process development group is seeking an Associate Scientist position that is responsible for manufacturing process development of microbial and new modality assets, which are mostly non-platform. This position will collaborate with groups of scientists and engineers to develop robust and scalable fermentation processes for both early and late stage biologics in BMS’ robust pipeline. This role is within the Biologics Development organization and will be based in Devens, MA.

Specifically, the role is a laboratory-based position to develop fermentation processes in partnership with protein purification development groups for both early and late stage fermentation products. This position is responsible for executing experiments supporting process definition, design, and characterization. The candidate will also have responsibilities in maintaining and optimizing lab workflow and general lab activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Hands-on operation of lab scale fermenters for process development

  • Execution of experiments related to fermentation, optimization, and tech transfer.

  • Maintain lab environment in clean, safe and orderly fashion

  • Prepare/review technical documents including development/tech transfer reports, batch records, SOPs and CMC regulatory submissions.


  • B.S. or M.S. in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, or Biophysics

  • Knowledge of fermentation process development, fermenter operation and scale-up/down, and media development experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge of statistical experimental design and data analysis

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and matrix environment

  • Fast learner with intellectual curiosity

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1529382-en-us

Updated: 2020-09-18 09:09:36.482 UTC

Location: Devens,Massachusetts

Bristol Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.