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Assistant Scientist/Associate Scientist, Formulation & Cryobiology - Cell Therapy

Bristol Myers Squibb
Seattle, Washington, US
Closing date
Aug 16, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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.

Cell Therapy is one of the most groundbreaking new forms of cancer treatments being studied today. With therapies only in their infancy and BMS's continued investment in our Cell Therapy capabilities, the growth potential of this science, your career, and the ability to help patients are incredible.

Position Summary

The Cell Therapy Drug Product Process Development group is seeking an enthusiastic, self-driven individual to join its innovation-focused, multi-disciplinary development team that is focused on advancing new products and enabling technologies. This role will be part of a team of associates, engineers, and scientists that develop processes and technologies for manufacturing and cryopreserving T-cell therapies. The successful candidate will contribute to experimental design, execute experiments, analyze data, draft technical documents and reports, and present results to a broad audience.

Qualifications and Experience:

Assistant Scientist: Bachelor's degree in bio/chemical engineering, biochemistry or a related scientific field with 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • Wet lab experience (does not include classroom experience) - requirement
  • Familiar with mammalian cell culture
  • Familiar with experimental protocol execution and documentation (design and analysis a plus)
  • Basic knowledge of cell therapy
  • Aseptic technique
  • Experience with maintaining lab notebook and lab workspace
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organization

Associate Scientist: Bachelor's degree in bio/chemical engineering, biochemistry or a related scientific field with 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture
  • Experience with experimental design, analysis, and documentation
  • Basic knowledge of cell therapy
  • Aseptic technique
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience with maintaining lab notebook and lab workspace
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organization

Key Responsibilities
  • Perform routine laboratory operations such as cell culture maintenance, sampling for cell counts, preparing reagents and cell culture media
  • Perform cryopreservation specific laboratory operations including controlled rate freezing, temperature tracking, sample cycling, storage and organization of samples stored in liquid nitrogen freezers, and thawing.
  • Working in a highly collaborative cross-functional matrix environment
  • Presentation of experimental findings/results following study completion
  • Aid in design and creation of phase-appropriate process development study plans
  • Coordinate and manage sample transfer activities between various functional groups
  • Timely and thorough documentation and completion of electronic laboratory notebooks
  • Perform simple statistical data analysis where applicable
  • Presentation of experimental findings/results following study completion
  • Author reports detailing experimental work and summarizing results
  • Supporting lab functions-including, but not limited to restocking consumables, maintaining equipment and cleaning
  • Manage and maintain databases
  • Flexibility with work schedule as maintenance of cell cultures on occasional weekends, early mornings, or evenings is required
  • Up to 5% of time may be spent travelling outside of the city or country.

If you want to challenge yourself, accelerate your career, and give new hope to patients, there's no better place than here with our Cell Therapy team. Full of incredible and dedicated team members, those working on CAR-T and other forms of Cell Therapy are transforming patients' lives through science. From studying individualized cell lines to making brand new discoveries, this bold and personal discipline allows you to grow your career while making a lasting impact on the field of medicine. Join us today.


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.

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