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Bristol Myers Squibb

Scientist, QC Microbiology, Cell Therapy

Science and Research



Devens, Massachusetts, United States

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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Job Summary

Bristol Myers Squibb is seeking a Scientist within QC Microbiology at the Cell Therapy Facility (CTF) in Devens, MA. This role will directly support daily operations of the QC Microbiology laboratory, responsible for environmental/utility oversight and QC Microbiology laboratory testing and data review for in-process, release, and stability testing of clinical and commercial cell therapy drug product. The QC Microbiology Scientist will also be responsible for training new analysts, troubleshooting assays, leading investigations and developing new methods within the QC laboratories.

Additional expectations are to work directly with QC and manufacturing personnel to assist in troubleshooting routine EM, in process and final release methods within QC. Support for QC and manufacturing operations may require shift coverage consisting of possible weekdays, weekends, holidays, and during adverse weather conditions.

This role is stationed in Devens, MA and reports to the Associate Director, QC Microbiology.

Job Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot routine microbiology methods as needed and support routine laboratory operations on an as needed basis.
  • Perform QC data review ensuring results are compliant with specifications and regulations. Report abnormalities.
  • Track, trend, and report key performance metrics. Drive continuous improvement in the lab to increase productivity and efficiency. May collaborate with other departments to identify and implement process improvements.
  • Review and approve test methods and procedures to ensure operational alignment and compliance with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Own and evaluate relevant change controls, investigations, deviations, CAPAs.
  • Responsible for training of QC Microbiology analysts within the laboratory.
  • Communicate effectively with management regarding task completion, roadblocks, and needs.
  • Responsible for cGMP compliance in all aspects of laboratory operations. Participate in site team supporting and managing regulatory inspections and findings.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Experience with microbiology assays and associated equipment.
  • Experience with laboratory LIMS, ELN, and ERP systems (e.g., SAP) preferred.
  • Ability to work in a highly regulated environment and follow regulatory requirements and GMPs.
  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.
  • Advanced problem-solving ability/mentality, technically adept and logical.
  • Advanced ability to communicate effectively with peers, department management and cross-functional peers.
  • Proficient with Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and other common software applications.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Microbiology or related science.
  • 6+ years of relevant laboratory work experience, preferably in a regulated environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • The incumbent will be working around biohazardous materials.

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.



If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

COVID-19 Information
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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