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Bristol Myers Squibb

Kilo-Lab Scientist

Science and Research




New Brunswick, New Jersey, 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.

The Kilo Lab Scientist is responsible for the safe and cGMP compliant manufacture of drug substances. Overall, the Kilo Lab Scientist is expected to collaborate with the Chemical Development team and design the process scale up in the kilo lab. The scale up activities involve ordering raw materials, developing the process equipment train and process execution plan, writing the electronic batch record, and performing the unit operations needed for the manufacture of the drug substance/intermediate.

Responsibilities :

  • Work hands-on with multidisciplinary teams from the Chemical Synthetic Development group to scale-up processes from the laboratory to the Kilo Lab.

  • Responsible for handling all activities involved in the scale-up of processes with strict adherence to safety, GMP and environmental regulations.

  • Take the lead in coordinating and facilitation the campaign related activities in support of the production of GMP active drug substance that include but are not limited to the equipment selection, raw materials ordering, process safety evaluation, process design, recipe writing, process documentation, cleaning and process assessments.


  • Candidate must have a minimum of a BS in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with a minimum 2 years’ experience or a MS/PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with demonstrated hands on experience working on small molecule process scale-up.

  • Experience with laboratory development/scale-up and/or industrial processing is desired

  • Strong technical skills (chemistry, process development, chemical processing equipment), with a proficient understanding of GMP and safety regulations as preferred.

  • Candidates must possess excellent problem solving skills and be able to work effectively with multiple assignments

  • Essential to success are the ability to build strong working relationships, to apply cooperation principles and ways of working in a matrix environment, and the ability to effectively manage activities with minimal supervision are essential

Candidates should have good mechanical aptitude and enjoy working with their hands. There are supporting personnel to assist with material handling and equipment setups, but the Kilo Lab Scientist is expected to lead and perform the batch activities. In general, the Kilo Lab scales from laboratory amounts to 200L vessels. The Kilo Lab is a testing facility for new manufacturing technologies (flow chemistry, new chemistry, etc.).

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.

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