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Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co.

Associate Process Engineer / Process Engineer I (R1558479-en-us)





Seattle, Washington, United States

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.

Come and join Bristol Meyers Squibb for this key role helping to build a leading CAR T Platform that serves our patients with novel CAR T Therapies. At BMS, we are developing novel cellular immunotherapies based on two distinct and complementary platforms – Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CARs) and T Cell Receptors (TCRs) technologies. Our goal is to revolutionize medicine by re-engaging the body’s immune system to treat cancer.

The Associate / Process Engineer in Global Manufacturing Sciences & Technology (GMS&T) will play a key role in ensuring successful manufacture of life-saving cell therapy products. The primary focus of the Associate / Process Engineer will be to support testing and implementation of operational improvements and resolve manufacturing process investigations at the BMS cell therapy GMP manufacturing facilities. The engineer will be part of a team tasked with determining the root cause of manufacturing investigations. This individual will design and execute experiments, evaluate data, and draft technical reports in support of improvement, investigations, and manufacturing process changes. The Associate / Process Engineer will also contribute to well controlled comparability and validation studies which enable regulatory filings for raw material and process changes.

Job Description:
• Design and execute experiments in the GMS&T labs which includes aseptic processing and operation of automated process equipment.
• Summarize experimental data and aid in analysis to draw conclusions.
• Participate in Root Cause Analyses (RCA) determine cause of manufacturing process investigations.
• Coordinate with the analytical group for timely delivery of process samples and turn-around of analytical data.
• Support production related investigations, ensuring compliance with internal standards and regulatory requirements.
• Develop and execute manufacturing process changes and improvement activities, and/or author technical reports for process changes and improvements.
• Support process comparability and process validation studies including planning, execution, and documentation management. Support necessary technical experiments and analysis to enable decisions related to raw materials changes.
• Contributes to ownership and advancement of work processes, and procedures.
• Work flexibility with occasional cell cultures experiments on weekends and evenings.

Required Qualifications:
• Degree in Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Life Sciences, or related discipline.
• BS degree with minimum of 1+ years of relevant experience, or MS degree with minimum 2+ years of relevant experience in biologic process/analytical development or commercial biologic manufacturing process support.
• Excellent documentation skills and diligence with cGMP experience a plus.
• Ability to effectively work in cross functional teams, meet deadlines, and prioritize responsibilities.
• Experience working in a self-driven, performance/results oriented, fast paced matrix environment.
• Excellent critical thinking skills.
• Able to creatively manage time and elevate relevant issues to project lead and line management.
• Strong scientific and technical writing with excellent oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with cell therapy process development or manufacturing
• Proficiency utilizing MS Office products and working knowledge of statistical software (R, JMP, Minitab)
• Experience executing investigations in support of commercial manufacturing
• Experience with commercial product support, i.e., post-marketing commitments, on-going validation, and comparability
• Combination of experience in process development, GMS&T, MS&T, and quality.
• Operational excellence training/background

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.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to . Visit[Register to View] target="_blank"> [Register to View] to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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