Bristol Myers Squibb Upstream Assistant Scientist in Devens, Massachusetts


The Assistant scientist for Biologics Upstream Process Development group will work in cell culture laboratories, participating in the development, and optimization of biologic manufacturing processes. Primary duties will be to plan and execute cell culture experiments, perform critical analysis on cell culture performance, and summarizing results. Candidate will also be working extensively in daily bioreactor operation, online and offline instrumentation to monitor process trends. The candidate will have an opportunity to evaluate and introduce new technology and instrumentation in development labs. The position involves interaction with other cross-functional teams in the biologics manufacturing network.


This position requires a BS or MS in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical engineering or closely related science with experience in pharmaceutical/biotech industry. The ideal candidate will possess good working knowledge of mammalian cell culture process.

• Proficiency in routine mammalian cell culture techniques is essential.

• 6 months or more of industry experience in mammalian cell culture, applied to biopharma drug development.

• Ability to work and communicate effectively both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

• Must have competency with Microsoft Office.

  • On some occasions, weekend work is required.

Additional desired skills include:

  • Experience with automation or process control software.

  • Familiar with employing software tools for data visualization and data analysis.

Basic understanding of statistical analysis, problem solving and experimental design skills, and competency with statistical software packages (JMP, Design Expert) are highly desired. Demonstration of technical competency, process troubleshooting and effective oral and written communication skills are required. Must be able to work productively in an interdisciplinary team environment.

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