Bristol Myers Squibb RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR in New Brunswick, New Jersey

This Engineering/Scientist role will be responsible for supporting the development of new drug products for both oral solids and parenteral, biologics based products. The successful candidate will collaborate with scientists across product development using primarily using their expertise in process analytical technologies (PAT) and chemometrics to support formulation development and process design; while balancing speed with risk.

The successful candidate has a strong understanding of process analytics, analytical method development, laboratory and/or manufacturing experience in drug product processing, understanding of formulation science fundamentals, and strong collaboration and communication skills. The individual works well with people from other disciplines and thrives in a multifunctional team environment. A high level of energy and strong work ethic is critical to success.

The successful candidate has expertise in one or more of the following areas: Process analytical technologies, analytical instrumentation, chemometrics, process modeling, OSD formulation development, and scale-up and transfer.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility to develop innovative analytical tools (PAT) that provide drug product formulation and process understanding. Use Raman, IR, FT-Near Infrared, Particle sizing and other in-process type technologies to address the risk analysis of the process or product and or implement controls to enhance robustness. These methods can encompass on-line and off-line

  • Accountable for providing innovative solutions and analyses which provide key insights and process knowledge for development, including scale-up and process optimization studies for projects within the portfolio.

  • Accountable for collaborating within project teams to provide innovative approaches to help solve challenging problems encountered to support formulation development and process optimization studies conducted by development scientists and engineers.

  • Facilitate problem solving using scientific, engineering, and analytical techniques to support drug product development from early development to product launch as a member of a multidisciplinary project team.

  • Partners with other Functions within Drug Product Science and Technology, and across Product Development to evolve, integrate and optimize support to create a world-class development function.

  • Responsible for willingly and enthusiastically working at the bench to solve challenging pharmaceutical development problems using their expertise in a particular area of development engineering and through demonstrated broader understanding of engineering techniques and how they may be applied to cross functional development challenges. Can be relied upon to work independently to develop and validate techniques within their area of expertise.

  • Accountable for identifying opportunities and/or implementing solutions to improve efficiency, productivity, quality or reduce costs, operate in accordance with safety and compliance standards (e.g., GMPs, facility, division and department SOPs). Demonstrates capability to influence teams (e.g. not just attend meetings, but offer suggestions) and seeks leadership opportunities.

  • Responsible for actively collaborating with other key scientists within the team. Expected to consistently display a can-do attitude and demonstrate the willingness and capability to adapt and grow within a complex and changing environment.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or Masters in scientific or engineering discipline is required. Practical experience directly relevant to the role is critical to success and minimum degree requirements change relative to experience.

  • 0-5 years of experience in drug product development and problem solving in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, team building, and communication skills to ensure effective collaborations within matrix teams. Demonstrated performance against cooperation principles and enterprise mindset.

  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships and using influence. Can establish credibility and earns respect with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders including manufacturing partners and other functional managers. Is able to “get things done” without compromising principles. A high level of energy and strong work ethic is critical to success.

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.