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Bristol Myers Squibb Research Associate, Process Development - Cell Therapy in Seattle, Washington

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.

Cell Therapy is one of the most groundbreaking new forms of cancer treatments being studied today. With therapies only in their infancy and BMS’s continued investment in our Cell Therapy capabilities, the growth potential of this science, your career, and the ability to help patients are incredible.


The Process Science & Technology department within the Cell Therapy organization is seeking self-driven individuals to join its innovation-focused, multi-disciplinary development teams’ that are focused on advancing new products and enabling technologies. This development role will be part of a team of associates, engineers, and scientists that develop processes and technologies for manufacturing T-cell therapies. Responsibilities include experimental design, execution, data analysis, drafting of technical reports, and presentation of results.


  • Perform routine and non-routine laboratory operations, including thaw, activation, transduction, inoculation, harvest, and cryopreservation

  • Perform routine sampling for cell counts, metabolic analysis, and product quality analysis.

  • Prepare and maintain cell culture reagents and media

  • Follow protocols to execute both small-scale and at-scale experiments

  • Perform statistical analysis on and interpret experimental data

  • Write reports and create presentations to communicate progress

  • Document all experiments in electronic laboratory notebooks, adhering to documentation policy

  • Ensure proper operation and perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.

  • Maintain a safe work environment in accordance with policies/procedures/regulations

  • Assist in design and execution of experiments (DOE) using sound scientific principles to support cell therapy process development and characterization

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in Biology, Biochemical or Chemical Engineering or related discipline with 0-2 years of experience

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively work in cross-functional teams.

  • Excellent organization and communication skills, and highly motivated to acquire new skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, prioritize multiple projects, and elevate relevant issues to supervisor/ line management.

  • Engineering and scientific knowledge appropriate for cell therapy process development.

  • Flexibility with work schedule as maintenance of cell cultures on occasional weekends, early mornings, or late evenings is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of statistical software (e.g., JMP, R, Minitab)

  • Experience in mammalian cell culture and aseptic technique

If you want to challenge yourself, accelerate your career, and give new hope to patients, there’s no better place than here with our Cell Therapy team. Full of incredible and dedicated team members, those working on CAR-T and other forms of Cell Therapy are transforming patients’ lives through science. From studying individualized cell lines to making brand new discoveries, this bold and personal discipline allows you to grow your career while making a lasting impact on the field of medicine. Join us today.



Work to be performed in a both a standard office setting as well as BSL-2 laboratory settings, which will require occasional need to lift/carry a maximum weight of 10lbs.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

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.

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Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1547933

Updated: 2021-10-20 02:33:49.420 UTC

Location: Seattle,Washington

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, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.