Senior Specialist, Associate Scientist

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.

Bristol-Myers Squibb in Syracuse, NY is in search of an experienced Associate Scientist to come and join our exciting team!At our our Syracuse site, the Microbiological Control (MC) Laboratory supports the onsite small scale commercial manufacturing facility. As our Senior Specialist, Associate Scientist, you will conduct routine microbiological laboratory testing of raw materials and products for in-process, release and stability samples in compliance with all applicable methods, procedures, protocols and regulatory requirements. Additionally, you will perform lab analysis of environmental and utility samples and identification of microorganisms according to defined procedures. Work schedule for this role is a 10-hour workday Sunday-Wednesday.

Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Perform laboratory analysis of samples, using aseptic technique, following established procedures and in full compliance with official compendia, health authority regulations, and established BMS policies.
  • Conduct qualification of methods and/or other laboratory studies, according to scientific protocols.
  • Maintains accurate records of work performed and documents results, according to good documentation practices and established procedures as well as perform data entry into LES/LIMS.
  • Assist with review of worksheets, as assigned.
  • Assists in the investigation of OOS results in areas of assigned responsibility.
  • Operates and maintains laboratory instruments, while ensuring the reliability of instrumentation through proper maintenance, with ability to troubleshoot minor issues.
  • Must analyze, evaluate, and interpret data, notifying clients of results, and assisting to resolve issues, if applicable.
  • Identify opportunities for workflow and procedural improvements.
  • Promotes quality, safety and health, by ensuring clean work area, and adherence to procedures and safety culture.
  • The Senior Specialist,Associate Scientist must participate and lead continuous improvement using lean principles to assist with streamlining and making the laboratory efficient.


Role Requirements:
  • B.S. degree in Microbiology, Biological Sciences, or related field with minimum of 5-7 years of QC microbiology laboratory or relevant experience; M.S. degree with 0-4 years of relevant experience.
  • Have knowledge of aseptic technique and QC microbiological testing and procedures, with the application and interpretation of GMP concepts and compendia requirements to daily laboratory operations.
  • Possesses technical knowledge and understanding of testing and is capable of training others in laboratory procedures and methods.
  • Have technical understanding of sampling, methods, equipment, and procedures in work area.
  • Demonstrates ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and complete assignments in a timely and compliant manner, with minimal supervision.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have knowledge of aseptic technique and QC microbiological control testing and procedures, with the application and interpretation of GMP concepts and compendia requirements to daily laboratory operations.
  • Possesses technical knowledge and understanding of testing and procedures to contribute to scientific design of studies and is able to analyze, evaluate, and interpret data.
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues, as it relates to methods and equipment/instrument issues.
  • Has ability to oversee others work.
  • Is able to organize, trend, and present data at high level meetings.
  • Has high level of technical knowledge and understanding of methods, equipment/instruments, and procedures in work area.
  • Demonstrates ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and complete assignments in a timely and compliant manner, with minimal supervision.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to provide leadership and train others in area of expertise, as assigned.


This position is a team-based position thatwill require shift work, weekends, and holidays.

BMSBL

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.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or any part of the recruitment process direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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