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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Expansion Platform Process Development, Seattle, Western Australia

Job typeFull-Time
CountryUnited States
StateWestern Australia

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.


We are seeking a highly capable and motivated candidate to provide cell process development-related scientific and engineering support for CAR T product candidates from early development through commercial using an established manufacturing platform. This individual will be responsible for developing and successfully implementing innovative new technologies into the T cell therapy manufacturing process for expansion platforms. He/she will be also be accountable for solving any platform-related challenges and establishing alignment of key expansion platform strategies. Strong application of previous experience and engineering fundamentals to process design is a must. This position is a hands-on, laboratory-based role that will interact extensively with the other individual project teams and technology centers of excellence in order to build a cohesive expansion platform process.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Design and execute complex experiments with supervision to assess impact and feasibility of new processing technologies transferred from various technology groups. Organize, record and maintain large experimental data sets across multiple studies. Critically analyze and interpret data using statistical methods. Support any deviations or CAPAs related to the expansion platforms. Author and revise technical documents including master batch records, process development processing templates and bill of materials. Interface with operational teams to facilitate change requests and implementation. Maintain and spread knowledge of current scientific literature and apply key concepts to project activities and plans. Collaborate cross functionally with other teams to advance joint programs. Ensure proper operation and perform routine maintenance of all laboratory equipment. Define/maintain a safe work environment in accordance with policies/procedures/regulations.

Skills/Knowledge Required :

  • Research Associate: B.S. in Biochemical, Chemical or Biomedical Engineering or Biology related discipline
  • Senior Research Associate: B.S. in Biochemical, Chemical or Biomedical Engineering or Biology related discipline with 4+ years of relevant experience or M.S. with relevant experience
  • Must have excellent organization skills and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Highly motivated, willingness to acquire new skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must have strong engineering or scientific knowledge appropriate for cellular process development
  • Mastery of mammalian cell culture and aseptic technique with strong laboratory skills
  • Experience working in a regulated environment and preparing regulatory documents
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills to work with teams in different functions and organizations


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.
EmployerBristol-Myers Squibb

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