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Bristol Myers Squibb

Research Associate, Gene Delivery Process & Analytical Development (R1551237-en-us)

Business Development

Strategic Planning



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.

Cell Therapy is one of the most groundbreaking new forms of cancer treatment 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. Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration, and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

Job Description:
We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-driven individual to join the Gene Delivery Process & Analytical Development team. Our team develops the processes and technologies to deliver the critical raw materials used in the manufacturing of engineered T cells, including viral vectors. The primary focus of this Research Associate is to support process development, production, and characterization of viral vectors (lentiviral vectors and/or adeno-associated viruses) used for gene delivery and gene editing of our cell therapy products. This team member will support current programs and advance our capabilities in vector production.

Job Responsibilities:
• Perform hands-on experimental work in the early-phase development and optimization of upstream (cell culture and transfection conditions) and downstream (clarification, chromatography, tangential and normal flow filtration) unit operations for viral vector production
• Support process and technology development for viral vector manufacturing platforms
• Support late-phase development activities including process characterization
• Support process transfer and manufacturing at external CMOs
• Design, plan, execute, and analyze lab experiments using statistical design of experiment (DOE) principles
• Maintain proper documentation of experimental results using an electronic lab notebook
• Summarize and present scientific data; communicate progress to project teams
• Author technical documents including protocols and internal development reports
• Follow lab safety rules and practices

Required Qualifications:
• B.S. in Biological or Chemical Engineering, Virology, Molecular or Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline
• 0-2 (BS) years of hands-on experience with biological process unit operations and equipment (ie. mammalian cell culture, bioreactors, chromatography, normal flow filtration, tangential flow filtration, high-throughput automation)
• Ability to design experiments with design of experiment (DOE) approaches, perform experiments, and interpret the results using statistical software (ex. JMP)
• Independently motivated with ability to multi-task, problem-solve, train team members on lab operations, and coordinate activities within a team
• Desire and drive to learn the biological mechanism of cell and gene therapy products and passion for their impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely through oral presentation and technical writing

Travel Required

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.

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.

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