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Bristol Myers Squibb

Scientist, Separation and Analysis Technology


Computer Scientist


San Diego, California, 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.

In the role as Scientist within the Separation and Analysis Technology Team, the ideal candidate will:

  • Provide separation science support for the drug discovery/medicinal chemistry team at BMS in San Diego, CA
  • Interact closely with a team of scientists, including external service providers, to deliver non-GLP separation science support for the site
  • Develop chromatography methods for chiral and achiral separation at both analytical and preparative scale.
  • Utilize both preparative liquid chromatography (HPLC) and preparative supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) to achieve achiral and chiral separations at milligram to gram scale
  • Provide limited on-site support for compound characterization and physical property measurement, and coordinate with team members at other sites to deliver capabilities not available locally
  • Work with other team members to ensure that the infrastructure is fully operational, and to troubleshoot problems as they arise.
  • Influence the strategic plan for separation science at the site, and to identify and complete continuous improvement projects that may include chromatography method development, infrastructure improvements, IT and process improvements, quality improvements, etc.
  • Apply scientific and / or technical skills and functional knowledge to conduct experiments / research / studies in assigned area
  • Adapt standard methods and techniques by applying breadth of knowledge and prior work experience
  • Make decisions that impact entire work group / project team
  • Contribute to initiatives related to continuous improvement or development of new approaches / technologies
  • Start to develop and implement approaches to new technology and take calculated risks
  • Lead discussions and makes presentations in multidisciplinary meetings, logically presenting information to convey clear, key messages

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of academic and / or industry experience


Master’s Degree and 3+ years of academic and / or industry experience


Ph.D. and no years of experience required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in analysis and purification of small molecules by reverse phase HPLC and SFC, including mass spectrometry-based detection.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in chiral separation by supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC).
  • Experience in a high throughput environment managing large numbers of samples and associated data
  • Experience in UV, IR and CD spectroscopy.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, including troubleshooting processes, instruments, and data management issues
  • Proficiency in computer programming using one or more common or instrument-specific languages, laboratory automation, and/or process optimization
  • Proficiency in scientific / technical writing including report summaries

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.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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