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Bristol Myers Squibb

Technical Operations Manager, Veterinary Sciences


Security Operations


Cambridge, 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.

When you join BMS, you are joining a diverse, high-achieving team united by a common mission.

Nonclinical Research and Development (NCRD) is an integrated function with responsibility for characterizing nonclinical safety and disposition characteristics of the entire BMS Research and Development pipeline programs, with critical role from early discovery to submission of marketing authorization applications. We utilize our deep expertise in toxicology/pathology, ADME, PK/PD, biopharmaceutics and Bioanalytics in all modalities (small and large molecules, cellular therapies and other novel modalities) to collaborate with peer R&D functions to identify and solve issues, discover high quality drug candidates, enable their clinical development and successful marketing authorizations across the globe.

Here, you’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities that are uncommon in scale and scope. You’ll pursue innovative ideas while advancing professionally alongside some of the brightest minds in biopharma.

The Department of Veterinary Sciences (VS) within NCRD is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They are seeking a Technical Operations Manager to join a dedicated team of laboratory science professionals in a supportive, team-oriented environment. This position will be based out of Cambridge Crossing, which is currently under construction and targeted for occupancy in June 2023. This location is a collaboration between Bristol Myers Squibb and Charles River Accelerator and Development Lab (CRADL™). In this role you will provide collaborative site and global leadership and support within a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

The incumbent will be responsible for providing an interface between BMS research staff needs and CRADL in vivo operations in an approximately 15,000 sq ft. facility supporting multiple therapeutic and functional areas. The position will report directly to the Global Technical Operations Director, Veterinary Sciences and be a key member of the VS Leadership Team contributing to VS activities globally.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Enable high quality in vivo research by supporting BMS scientific staff needs and ensuring alignment with BMS standard.

  • Collaborate and support scientific groups in the discovery and development of innovative medicines

  • Manage multiple local, regional, or global BMS projects and responsibilities that enable the highest quality in pharmaceutical research; represent VS on industry, corporate and site-level initiatives and teams

  • Work closely with groups responsible for areas such as CRADL staff, research quality assurance, engineering and facilities, safety and occupational health and security

  • Encourage and promote the 3Rs and maintain BMS’s Culture of Care

  • Evolve and maintain BMS standard operating procedures and guidelines; participate in the assessment, qualification, and animal welfare monitoring of third-party partners

  • Travel domestically and internationally with consecutive nights away as needed to meet departmental needs and for continuing education purposes

  • Other functions as required.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and 8+ years of academic / industry experience


  • Master's Degree and 6+ years of academic / industry experience


  • PhD and 4+ years of academic / industry experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s in Biology, Life Sciences or equivalent

  • Certification as Laboratory Animal Technologist or Certified Manager of Animal Resources or other relevant specialty is preferred

  • 5+ years’ experience in managing laboratory animal facilities or teams

  • 10+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical research or similar research settings

  • Expert knowledge of the regulatory requirements and guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals and experience with related regulatory and accreditation efforts

  • Ability to successfully collaborate and develop effective working relationships with research staff and service providers

  • Experience with new and innovative facility design and vivarium integrations is an asset

  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team while leading and energizing others to reach goals

  • Ability to prioritize, balance and be accountable for multiple responsibilities while demonstrating the highest values, resiliency and emotional intelligence

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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