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Bristol Myers Squibb

Assistant Scientist- Cell Core

Science and Research




Seattle, Washington, 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.

Assistant Scientist– Cell Core

Job scope or job description:

Cell Core is responsible for supplying cellular products to support internal organizations. This role will be responsible for fielding requests for cellular products and managing communications related to coordination and fulfillment of requests across the cell therapy franchise. These communications will occur within and between varied company levels and internal organizations. The role will therefore require a high degree of approachability and interpersonal savvy, with a proven ability to work in cross-functional teams. Effective organizational skills will also be necessary as the candidate will be responsible for managing the request fulfillment schedule and organizing large quantities of data.

The Assistant Scientist will additionally assist in manufacturing engineered T-cell products and intermediates in support of Research, Technical Development, Process Development, and Process Characterization efforts. Experience culturing mammalian cells is strongly preferred. The position will require experimental execution, documentation, data analysis, drafting of technical reports, and presentation of results. Additionally, the candidate will serve as an internal SME on one of the cell therapy processes within Cell Core. Strong attention to detail and flexibility to work occasional evening and weekend shifts is required.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

B.S. in Biology, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering or relevant scientific discipline with 0-4 years of industry bioprocess experience (level commensurate with experience).

Preferred skills:

  • Mammalian cell culture and cell banking
  • Experience with cell therapy process development or manufacturing
  • Buffer and cell culture media preparation
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills
  • Experimental design experience
  • Proficient use of MS Office products and working knowledge of statistical software (R, JMP).
  • Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to rapid changes, and work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong prioritization skills

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.

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