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Bristol Myers Squibb

Lead Manufacturing Associate, Cell Therapy

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineer


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.


BMS Cell Therapy Manufacturing seeks Lead Associates within Manufacturing that bring enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, scientific rigor, and a desire to help drive novel programs. The candidate must be goal-oriented, flexible, and able to work efficiently with safety and quality in mind. We are searching for enthusiastic, and innovative individuals with a good understanding of good manufacturing practices to support routine manufacturing operations for Cell Therapy.


  • Execute operations described in standard operating procedures and batch records.
  • Demonstrates strong practical and theoretical knowledge in their work
  • Completes documentation required by process transfer protocols, validation protocols, standard operating procedures, and batch records.
  • Solves complex problems; takes new perspectives using existing solutions
  • Performs tasks in a manner consistent with the safety policies, quality systems, and GMP requirements.
  • Completing training assignments to ensure the necessary technical skills and knowledge.
  • Sets up manufacturing areas and equipment/fixtures. Perform facility and equipment commissioning activities.
  • Collaborates with support groups on recommendations and solving technical problems.
  • Help to ensure the shift works effectively in a team based, cross-functional environment to complete all production tasks required by shift schedule.
  • Collaborates closely with Shift Managers to ensure seamless pass down and communication of operational status.
  • Supports investigations
  • Identifies innovative solutions
  • Supports writing manufacturing operating procedures that are technically sound, promote effective and efficient operations, and comply with cGMP requirements
  • Training others on SOPs, Work Instructions to successfully complete manufacturing operations.
  • Working with production planning with leadership to execute daily unit operations schedule that includes people, product, and material flow across multiple shifts.
  • Work in a cleanroom environment and perform aseptic processing; maintain manufacturing environmental conditions (Non-Viable Particulate(s) and Viable microbial levels per controlled area classification specifications) by performing area disinfection regiment as required to meet global Health Authority requirements.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 4+ years of experience in cGMP bioprocessing manufacturing, cell therapy manufacturing or relevant experience
  • Bachelors in relevant science or engineering discipline, or equivalent in work experience.
  • Knowledge of cGMP regulations and FDA guidance applicable to biologics and cell therapy manufacturing.
  • Must have the ability to work assigned shift (Day, Night, Weekends and/or Holidays).
  • Must be able to work in a cleanroom environment and perform aseptic processing
  • Must be comfortable being exposed to human blood components.
  • Must be able to be in close proximity to strong magnets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in cell therapy manufacturing, including Cell washing processes and automated equipment. Cell separation techniques and automated equipment. Cryopreservation processes and equipment.
  • Experience in the following preferred: Aseptic processing in ISO 5 biosafety cabinets, universal precautions for handling human derived materials in BSL-2 containment areas.
  • Cell expansion using incubators and single use bioreactors.


  • Stand and Walk - Required to stand/walk while operating manufacturing/computer equipment for several hours at a time, throughout the day.
  • Carrying weight, Pushing, Pulling Lifting - Required to carry, lift, push, and/or pull up to 50 pounds several times a day while handling production equipment and/or materials.
  • Climb - Required to climb (use of stepladders in production areas, or stairwells) several times a day.
  • Bend and Kneel - Required to bend or kneel several times a day.
  • Overhead work - Required to perform overhead reaching during handling of production materials/files/supplies up to 25 pounds several times a day, throughout the day.
  • Moving Head and Neck – Required movement of head/neck while using computer applications and handling of production equipment and materials several times a day, throughout the day.
  • Twisting - Required movement of twisting waist while setting up equipment several times a day, throughout the day.
  • Repetitive Use - Required repetitive use of arms/wrists/hands while setting up equipment and processing several times a day, throughout the day.
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and other clean room garments daily. This may include, but not limited to: safety shoes, safety glasses, aprons, face shields, lab coats, full body gowns, hairnets, gloves, and hearing protection.



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.