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Bristol Myers Squibb

Principal Scientist, Connected Device Engineering

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering


Devens, Massachusetts, 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.


You will provide technical support for the life cycle management of the connected devices for drug-device combination products in the company. You will be also accountable for the technical interface with product development during the commercialization and technology transfer of new connected devices for the combination products. This individual has technical ownership of LCM change controls, technical investigations, and global technology transfer to internal and external manufacturing sites.

MAJOR responsibilities:

  • Lead technical workstreams for lifecycle management of commercial device and combination products with a focus on the connected drug delivery injection devices. The lifecycle management activities include: change controls, technical investigations, technology transfer, supplier management, risk analysis, component and process improvements.
  • Collaborate with device development, marketing, supply chain, procurement, logistics, internal and external manufacturing sites, to develop, tech transfer and launch device and combination products.
  • Support sites globally to resolve significant quality events and manage complex change controls. Evaluate changes (component, product, process) post design transfer to assess risk/impact on manufacturing process, documentation and design control elements.
  • Work with different teams to support the development of engineering studies, design verification protocols, stability studies and validation protocols, ensuring appropriate selection of acceptance criteria and sampling plans.
  • Participate in design reviews and provide technical input. Review supporting documentation, approving documents as part of tech transfer, and ensure those documents are suitable to minimize risk to commercial manufacturing, supply, and patients.
  • Provide guidance and input about connected device testing standards. That includes creation of technical requirements, verifying quality and engineering standards through commercialization and use of engineering analysis tools

Support site investigations, lead center led investigations, and product complaint trends related to device components. This includes forensic analysis of complaints, understanding usage, conducting, design of Experiments, and application of other engineering tools to establishe root cause and ensure components and materials meet BMS performance and quality standards

Support device and combination products related regulatory filings pre and post approval



  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or relevant engineering discipline. Advanced degree a plus.

Experience / Knowledge Desired:

  • Minimum 8 years work experience with Bachelor’s degree, 6 years with advanced degree in the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry
  • Hands-on experience in commercialization or development of electromechanical system and/or digitally connected medical devices. Experience with PCB (printed circuit board) and NFC (near field communication) technology highly desired.
  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical/ medical device regulations, including 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485 and how they apply to software and hardware development is highly desired.
  • Experience with drug delivery injection devices is a plus.
  • Strong analytical, technical writing, interpersonal, and communication skills with ability to present internally/ externally to suppliers, sites, health authorities, and Sr. Management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple programs and create a productive work environment. Work in a matrix environment and effectively support internal & external manufacturers and suppliers

Manufacturing experience a plus.

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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