Associate I-III, Quality Control, Cell Therapy
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 QC Associate role is responsible for supporting the release, stability, and in-process testing of Cell Therapy clinical and commercial products within the Quality Control department. Additionally, the QC Associate may assist with investigations and continuous improvement efforts.
Multiple openings, level of position will be commensurate with education and years of experience.
This is a Sun-Wed AM shift (6:00 am - 4:30 pm)
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in the physical or life sciences.
- 0-2+ years of relevant analytical testing or QC experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in regulated environment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrated experience with basic laboratory techniques and laboratory safety practices.
- Experience in cell and molecular biology techniques such as cell-based assays, flow cytometry, qPCR, ELISA, and aseptic technique is preferred.
- Knowledge of regulatory standards as they apply to GMP laboratories is preferred.
- Experience with LIMS and ELN computer applications is preferred.
- Attention to detail and demonstrated organizational skills.
- Ability to work in a high paced team environment, meet deadlines, and prioritize work from multiple projects.
- Advance technical writing skills and ability to effectively communicate with peers and department management.
- Perform testing and data review of in-process, final product, and stability samples of cell therapy product in accordance with applicable procedures and cGMP requirements.
- Ensure timely completion of testing and tasks as assigned.
- May train on additional test methods and provide support to a broader spectrum of testing responsibilities.
- Support assay transfer and method validation of by executing cross-site validation protocols and providing data to support final reports.
- May participate in projects and continuous improvements efforts.
- Maintain instrumentation and equipment preventative maintenance and supporting documentation in a cGMP compliant manner.
- Assist in the implementation of new assay methodologies and the associated instrumentation.
- Identify and support initiation of Deviations, CAPAs and Laboratory Investigations through data gathering and interview process.
- Communicate effectively with management regarding task completion, roadblocks, and needs.
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