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ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST

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Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced plans for an expansion of its large-scale biologics manufacturing facility in Devens, Massachusetts.
The expansion will create a mammalian cell biologics center of excellence through the introduction of biologics development and clinical trial manufacturing capabilities to the site.
Both represent new capabilities for Devens, a site that in its early years has focused solely on large-scale, bulk biologics manufacturing.
The Associate Scientist will be responsible for supporting a variety of analytical activities within Biologics Process Development (PD) and Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T).
The role will involve supporting in-process analytical testing, delivering results within customer and project timelines, operation and automation of analytical methodologies on Tecan, assay harmonization activities within the network groups, and evaluation of new analytical technologies.
The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge and working experience in immunoassays, LC, CE and Electrophoretic techniques.
A good understanding of upstream and downstream process development activities is highly desirable.
The role will provide Analytical support within PD and MS&T.
The candidate will work closely with PDA team members, Process Development and MS&T to deliver quality analytical data in a timely manner.
This newly formed role will initially be located in Hopkinton, MA, which will transition to the New Biologics development site in Devens, MA towards the end of 2015.
Responsibilities:
Develop, transfer and evaluate bio-analytical techniques for monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins to support Process Development.
Perform immunoassays (including HCP, residual Protein A and other impurities) and LC (including SEC and Titer) to support Biologics Process Development activities.
Work closely with Process Development, Analytical development and Testing, and MS&T to support analytical needs and engage in long-term collaboration.
Author and review technical documents and protocols; follows written scientific methods and experimental protocols, documents results, authors and reviews summary reports.
Operate and automate routine assays on a Tecan or similar automation platforms.
Run tests and trend assay performances across the Network sites.
Review PD design of experiments and MS&T study protocols.
Support manufacturing site investigation activities as required.
Qualifications A degree in Biotechnology, Analytical Chemistry or a related discipline MS with 3+ years or BS with 5+ year's relevant experience in Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry, preferably in a fully or partially automated lab environment.
Working knowledge and hands-on Experience with Immunoassay development and routine execution, e.
g.
HCP, rProtein A, and Insulin ELISAs.
Immunoassay reagent development, qualification and management.
Basic understanding of upstream and downstream Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Vet/Disability - 1501368

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