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Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co.

Specialist, Quality Control





Syracuse, New York, 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.

Position Summary:

The Specialist, QC conducts routine general chemical and/or biological testing of materials and products for in-process, release and stability purposes, in compliances with all applicable procedures and regulations. A variety of duties are performed by an Assistant Scientist relating to the efficient and effective functioning of the Quality Control lab.


  • A successful candidate for the position of Specialist, QC within the QC organization will carry out duties in compliance with all local, state, federal regulations and guidelines including FDA, EPA and OSHA, as well as all company and site policies and procedures.

  • The duties a Specialist, QC will include conducting routine and non-routine testing of materials and products using a variety of equipment and test methods upon demonstrating the ability to perform and understand required methods.

  • Each analyst is responsible for capturing data accurately and timely followed by promptly entering testing results within the appropriate data collection system (e.g., LIMS, etc).

  • It is the responsibility of a member of the Quality control organization that in individual must have the ability to maintain detailed records in compliance with applicable cGMP, safety and environmental requirements.

  • The authoring, reviewing and modification of documents such as SOPs, protocols, investigations and other lab documents may be required.

  • An Assistant Scientist must maintain routine equipment and instrumentation along with performing calibrations as required to ensure instrumentation is within a compliant state.

  • As part of working in a laboratory setting, individuals will need to maintain inventory to ensure testing is not disrupted as well as perform routine housekeeping to ensure the lab area is continuously maintained in a safe, orderly and compliant state.


  • Minimum BS degree in scientific area with no experience (0-3 years) and be able to demonstrate theoretical understanding of scientific area of study.

  • Demonstrate problem solving ability, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to perform limited data analysis and data review

  • An understanding of basic scientific concepts and an interest/enthusiasm for further learning.

  • Basic understanding of daily lab functions, maintenance, safety, cGMP and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Ability to perform consistent delivery of accurate and complete experimental records

  • Ability to prioritize objectives from multiple projects, adhere to scheduled timelines while maintaining flexibility and attention to detail.

  • Ability to carry out assigned laboratory work and other basic functional duties

  • Ability to work under direct supervision

Work Environment:

  • This position is a lab-based position which requires appropriate levels of personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Contact with biohazardous materials such as live cell cultures and other hazardous chemicals including methotrexate, acids, and caustics.

  • Powdered materials and high temperature liquids and solids may also need to be handled.

  • Frequent repeated motions such as pipetting, lifting, bending, twisting, squatting, crouching, kneeling, climbing on step-stools, and reaching is required.

  • This role also requires frequent unassisted lifting (not to exceed 50 lbs).

  • Repetitive use of arms/hands/wrists and grasping is also required.

  • Depending on the work demands, office-based work requires sitting.

  • This position is based indoors and you will primarily be working with others, but also independently and alone at times.

  • This position is a team-based position that may require shift work, weekends, and holidays.



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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