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Bristol Myers Squibb

Manufacturing Associate II, 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 an Associate II within Manufacturing that brings 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.


  • Performing patient process unit operations and support operations described in standard operating procedures and batch records.
  • Demonstrates strong practical and theoretical knowledge in their work
  • Completing documentation required by process transfer protocols, validation protocols, standard operating procedures, and batch records.
  • Performing 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.
  • Collaborates with support groups on recommendations and solving technical and operational problems.
  • Identifies innovative solutions
  • Assisting in setting up manufacturing areas and equipment/fixtures. Perform facility and equipment commissioning activities.
  • Training others on SOPs, Work Instructions to successfully complete manufacturing operations.
  • Executing 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:


  • High school diploma and 2+ years of experience in cGMP bioprocessing manufacturing, cell therapy manufacturing or relevant experience
  • Bachelors in relevant science or engineering discipline and relevant experience is preferred


  • Knowledge of cGMP regulations and FDA guidance applicable to biologics and cell therapy manufacturing is preferred.
  • Driven and motivated individual to learn and execute Cell Therapy Manufacturing operations
  • 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.
  • Aseptic processing in ISO 5 biosafety cabinets, universal precautions for handling human derived materials in BSL-2 containment areas.



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.

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