Bristol Myers Squibb Associate Scientist/Engineer – Downstream Process Development in Hopewell, New Jersey

About BMS:

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. 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 the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Bristol-Myers Squibb has consolidated early biologics process development organization comprising Molecular biology, Cell Line Development, Upstream and Downstream development, and Process Analytics collocated with a large Analytical Development organization in New Jersey. BMS Hopewell site is part of New Jersey’s “Biopharmaceutical Life Sciences Cluster,” a concentrated area of biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies.

Position Description:

The Associate Scientist/Engineer in downstream process development will be working in a dynamic team setting to develop efficient and scalable downstream purification process with cutting-edge technologies for therapeutic proteins. He/she will support the BMS biologics pipeline through process development of recovery and purification unit operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop efficient and scalable purification processes for protein therapeutic candidates by designing and executing chromatography and filtration experiments

  • Contribute to scientific study design, implement changes in study design; analyze, evaluate and interpret data

  • Carry out assigned laboratory work and other functional duties with minimal supervision

  • Perform in-process bioanalytical testing, including analytical chromatography and spectroscopy.

  • Review, coauthor and author technical documents, presentations and protocols

  • Participate in development, improvement, qualification and validation of existing and new methods and/or process

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams

  • Follow safety procedures, contribute to the maintenance of clean laboratory environment utilizing 5S principles

  • Maintains laboratory notebook meeting corporate standards


  • MS in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Protein Chemistry or Biochemistry with a minimal of 0-2 years of industrial experience in protein purification / downstream process development, or BS with minimal 2-4 years of experience.

  • Experienced in bio-separation processes (e.g. Protein chromatography, AKTA, UF/DF, viral clearance, centrifugation etc)

  • Experienced in protein characterization (SE-HPLC, Protein A-HPLC, SDS-PAGE, A280, etc)

  • Experience in design of experiments and use of statistics for data analysis is highly preferred

  • Experience in use of Electronic Systems, such as Matlab, Java, Microsoft Office, GE Healthcare Unicorn, SYMYX DEVLIMS, SYMYX ELN, SAS JMP is highly preferred

  • Working knowledge of upstream and analytical sciences is preferred

  • Ability to deliver under timelines and ability to be a great team player

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.