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Microbiology Specialist

Bristol Myers Squibb
New York City, New York, US
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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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.

Microbiology Specialist

Job Summary

The Microbiology Specialist will perform laboratory analysis of samples, using aseptic technique, following established procedures and in full compliance withGMP's, official compendial, health authority regulations, and established BMS policies. The Microbiological Control (MC) Laboratory supports the onsite small scale commercial manufacturing facility. The Specialist, Assistant Scientist conducts routine microbiological laboratory testing of raw materials and products for in-process, release and stability samples in compliance with methods, procedures, protocols and regulatory requirements.

Schedule: Sunday-Wednesday 10 hr. workday schedule to include shift work, weekends, and holidays

  • The Microbiology Specialist promotes quality, safety and health, by ensuring clean work area, and adherence to procedures and safety culture.
  • Performs laboratory analysis of samples, using aseptic technique, following established procedures and in full compliance with official compendial, health authority regulations, and established BMS policies.
  • Conductsqualification of methods and/or other laboratory studies, according to scientific protocols.
  • Maintains accurate records of work performed and documents results, according to Good Documentation Practices and established procedures as well as perform data entry into LIMS.
  • Assist with review of worksheets and laboratory data as assigned. Assists in the investigation of OOS results in areas of assigned responsibility.
  • Operates and maintains laboratory instruments, while ensuring the reliability of instrumentation through proper maintenance, with ability to troubleshoot minor issues. Analyzes, evaluates, and interprets data, notifying clients of results, and assisting to resolve issues, if applicable.
  • Identifies opportunities for workflow and procedural improvements.
  • The Specialist, Assistant Scientist willparticipate and lead continuous improvement using lean principles to assist with streamlining and making the laboratory efficient.

  • B.S. degree in Biological Sciences or related field with aminimum of0-2 years of QC microbiology laboratory experience.
  • Must have knowledge of aseptic technique, environmental monitoring, and microbiological Quality Control testing and procedures.
  • Has excellent manual dexterity and aseptic technique.
  • Has ability to complete sampling or testing assignments in a timely and compliant manner, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform limited interpretation of data.
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and complete assignments in a timely and compliant manner, with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of cGMPs and compendial testing required.
  • Must have effective verbal 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.

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 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.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.
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