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Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co.

Senior Specialist, In-Process Quality Control Laboratory Lead



Full Time

On Site


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 Overview:

The In-Process Quality Control (IPQC) Laboratory Lead performs QC testing for in-process, release, and water in a cGMP environment, supports routine data analysis, OOS, OOT, and OAL investigations, and applies knowledge of scientific techniques and practices within area of study. The IPL Lead will serve as the point of contact for the broader IPL team to direct and support critical testing and result reporting to support the Syracuse site.

Schedule Details:

6PM – 6AM rotational schedule that alternates between the following weekly schedules:

Week A: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday

Week B: Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

**This role is eligible for a 15% shift differential**

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform In-Process Quality Control (IPQC) testing and ensure all lab activities are executed in compliance with GMP and EHS regulations

  • Utilize visual management tools to lead the Tier 1 (individual contributor level) QC In-Process Laboratory (IPL) area to drive key performance indicators (KPIs), communication and alignment across shifts, and issue resolution

  • Support implementation of projects, new technology, and lean practices to drive continuous improvement

  • Perform instrument performance checks, calibrations, and troubleshooting

  • Assist with Lean scheduling for IPL team

  • Assist with championing Operational Excellence (OpEx) principles in the In-Process lab including standard work, 5S, visual management, human error reduction and tier meetings

  • Execute and assist in assay technical transfer and co-validation activities

  • Review and assess data and perform root cause analysis as needed with analysts for Out of Specification (OOS), Out of Trend (OOT), and Out of Action Limit (OAL) investigations

  • Report issues within the laboratory to Manufacturing Shift Managers and QC Management as needed

  • Ensure staff is trained and proficient on assigned specific method and techniques and on good documentation practices

  • Assist with the authoring or revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as needed


  • Knowledge of science attained through studies resulting in a B.S. in physical or life sciences (e.g., chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related discipline) and a minimum of 4+ years of experience in a cGMP environment; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

  • Experience with High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and data review for in-process, release, and water testing

  • Experience managing personnel or demonstrated ability to assist with training and mentorship on lab practices and techniques preferred

  • Experience utilizing IPL instrumentation and related computer systems preferred

  • Demonstrated proficiency in a broad range of assays and a theoretical understanding of their performance

  • Experience supporting investigations preferred

  • Strong understanding of safety hazards and best practices for safe working conditions

  • Demonstrated attention to detail, interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize objectives across multiple projects, work independently, problem solve, and work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and cross-functional environment


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.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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