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Bristol Myers Squibb

Associate Scientist, QC Microbiology CAR T- 3rd Shift

Science and Research



Summit, New Jersey, United States

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Associate Scientist, Quality Control Microbiology

BMS has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Scientist to join our QC Mircobiology Team located in Summit, NJ Team. This position will work both independently and with the team to perform routine and non-routine microbiological testing and microbiology laboratory maintenance functions, where necessary..


  • Carry out responsibilities following the organization’s policies, procedures, state, federal, and local laws.

  • Ensure compliance with current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP), USP, EU, and other global regulatory requirements.

  • Follow directions properly and work cooperatively as an individual contributor and as a team member.

  • Communicate effectively with QC peers, cross-functional peers, and management.

  • Assist in troubleshooting and solving problems that may arise in the department's day-to-day operation.

  • Participate in aseptic process qualifications, such as aseptic gowning and media fill reads.

  • Perform Bacterial Endotoxin and Sterility Testing; microbial identification via polymerase chain reaction (PCR); growth promotion testing of microbiological media; mycoplasma testing via PCR; Environmental Monitoring on a routine basis; microbial isolation techniques and perform Gram stain identifications.

  • Send out samples to contract labs and track results/reports.

  • Evaluate environmental/personnel monitoring samples and create NOEs for action levels.

  • Performs general laboratory cleaning/wipe-down and routine maintenance of lab equipment.

  • Support special project work, under the guidance of management

  • Document laboratory test results on worksheets, forms, and logbooks utilizing Good Documentation Practices.

  • Maintain lab inventory and ordered lab supplies and materials.

  • Receives and stock test reagents, lab supplies, and test media.

  • Support continuous improvement projects related to QC

  • Author and revise controlled documents such as Standard Operating Procedures and Controlled Forms. Author non-routine Protocols/Validation Plans/ reports in support of projects.

  • Assist with investigations &CAPAs associated with Microbiological testing.

  • Support data trending and tracking of results.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Responds to challenges and additional projects in an understanding, positive, and objective manner.

  • Adaptable to dynamic conditions, work practices, and project timelines.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize workload and interpret data accurately.

  • Able to communicate effectively with GDPO functional areas and external agencies.

  • Fosters teamwork and promotes an environment that motivates others to achieve our goals.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, ideally Microbiology, Molecular Biology,

  • 3 years of experience working in a regulated manufacturing environment. (An equivalent combination of experience/education is acceptable)

  • Experience with USP, EP, JP, and FDA microbiology testing requirements

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree

  • Microbiology lab experience

Working Conditions (US Only):

  • The incumbent will be required to wear a uniform/ PPE to work in the manufacturing or laboratory environment.

  • The incumbent may be required to stand and walk for an extended amount of time.

  • The incumbent may be required to work with hazardous materials.

  • Flexibility with schedule (weekends, holidays, extended hours, and rotating/staggered shifts) is an absolute must.

  • Flexible to work shift structures.

  • Change to work timings and assigned tasks may occur at very short notice to support business needs.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions essential to this job’s performance.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the management.





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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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