Senior Scientist, Analytical Assay Automation
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Global Process Analytical Science team at Bristol Myers Squibb is seeking a talented and experienced candidate to join their team. The candidate will get an opportunity to engage in developing cutting-edge analytical automation technologies at a world-class biologics process analytical development environment.
Analytical Assay Automation Lead
The successful candidate will lead analytical assay automation/robotic initiatives within the Global Process Analytical Science organization. This involves harmonization of analytical assay automation activities, troubleshooting support as applicable, management of automation development project portfolio, and introduction of fit for purpose robotic capabilities across different sites within the organization. The role requires the establishment of automation/robotic solutions by identifying gaps and opportunities within the existing analytical assay protocols to enhance business efficiency and agility.
Analytical Support on Late-Stage Process Development Pipeline Assets
This function is focused on providing analytical support to late-stage biologics process development projects. The successful candidate will work closely with process development (Upstream & Downstream) groups to align with their testing needs. Typical analytical testing support includes the execution of SOP-driven methods (HPLC, UPLC, CE-SDS, and iCE...etc.), data analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results in timely manner.
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, or related scientific discipline. Masters or Ph.D. is highly desirable.
Minimum of 2-3 years of laboratory experience working with Tecan liquid handling workstations; Freedom EVO® and/or Fluent® is required.
Strong expertise in writing scripts for Tecan liquid handlers is required.
Proven expertise in establishing assay automation workflows in analytical laboratories is required.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency general purpose programming languages (e.g. VB, Python, Perl, R, C++/C#) is preferred.
Knowledge and experience in typical analytical techniques such as HPLC, UPLC, CE-SDS, iCE and high-throughput purification are highly desirable.
Ability to troubleshoot liquid handling devices related issues.
Competencies & Behaviors:
Ability to identify gaps and opportunities within existing analytical workflows; develop and implement automation/robotic protocols as viable solutions.
Accountability, passion, and proper sense of urgency.
Willingness to learn new technologies and assays based on business priorities.
Interest to explore and introduce novel robotic capabilities as appropriate.
Ability to effectively communicate among stakeholders, collaborators, and peers.
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