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Bristol Myers Squibb

Manufacturing Technology Associate Scientist


Computer Scientist


Syracuse, New York, 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 primary role of the Manufacturing Technology Associate Scientist is to support the Cell Culture, Purification, Cryogenics, Facilities and Supply Chain groups on a daily basis as well as for longer term strategic projects. Level of responsibility and complexity of projects undertaken will typically increase with grade level.


  • Troubleshoot process related manufacturing issues on the floor by leveraging upstream and/or downstream process knowledge to ensure quality of the product and compliance with regulations
  • Identify opportunities for improvement of process performance through on-floor observation and collection and statistical analysis of process data
  • Support projects for productivity, robustness, quality, business process, and safety improvements
  • Support process-related Quality Investigations to determine root cause, assess product impact and determine CAPA.
  • Author and review technical documents including protocols/technical reports, SOPs and MBRs
  • Support regulatory changes and filings through change control authorship and management, filing authorship and review, data collection and data analysis
  • Support technical transfer of new molecules, perform facility fit and support implementation of product/process transfers between manufacturing facilities
  • Support process performance monitoring and analysis to identify process risks and suggest recommendations for process robustness and/or remediation


Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, etc:

  • Experience in problem solving ability and ability to apply risk-based critical thinking in technical environment
  • Ability to collaborate across technical teams
  • Technical communication skills in a written and presentation format are necessary
  • Ability to work with management to prioritize and complete deliverables within given timelines
  • Good organizational skills and great accuracy with oustanding result
  • Demonstrates theoretical understanding of scientific area of study and abiliy to solve problem

Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications:

  • Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemical or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent area of related experience in biologics upstream manufacturing: Minimum of a B.Sc/B.Eng with 2+ years or a M.Sc/M.Eng degree with 0-2 years of experience
  • Knowledge of some biologics upstream manufacturing, including cell culture and bioreactors is preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Position requires repetitive use of hands and wrist (computer work), and infrequent lifting of items not to exceed 50 lbs.
  • Occasional bending, twisting and stooping to allow for gowning into classified environment required

Work Environment:

  • Position is primarily office-based with occasional work in a classified cGMP manufacturing environment
  • Position is a team & project-based position that will require occasional shift work, weekends, and holidays


This position requires up to 5% of travel.

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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