Bioengineer II, External MSAT CAR T

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in Somerset, NJ

  • Industry: Engineering - Biological And Biomedical Engineer
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $111,680.00 - 166,760.00 / Year*
position filled
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

Job Purpose / Position Summary

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is developing novel cellular immunotherapies based on two distinct and complementary platforms - Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CARs) and T Cell Receptors (TCRs) technologies. Our goal is to revolutionize medicine by re-engaging the body's immune system to treat cancer.

We are looking for a Bioengineer II to join the External team within the Cell Therapy GMSAT (Global Manufacturing Science and Technology) department. The successful candidate will collaborate with the GMSAT teams in Seattle and New Jersey locations in the US and support efforts related to the transfer of cell therapy manufacturing technologies to external CMO's. The Bioengineer II will be responsible for the implementation of technologies, including cross-departmental collaboration to enable facility fit, development of process documentation (Batch Records, Forms, etc), e-systems deployment, inspection readiness, and training. This engineer will have responsibilities like an internal MSAT organization for BMS' cell therapy drug product manufacturing site with the focus on supplementing the technical capabilities of the CMO. This person may be responsible for and support processes from early clinical phase through PPQ and commercial manufacturing support. The Bioengineer II will support product lifecycle management, including commercialization and evolution of cell therapy products as well as day to day operations technical support at CMOs to ensure reliable quality supply. The role will interact with other CTDO/GPDO groups and in-country affiliates in establishing manufacturing and technology capability, CMO selection, facility fit and design, equipment selection, and facility start up work force training.

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

  • Support process and technology transfers, change management, and technical process support for cell therapy products at the CMO.
  • Implement and support the execution of process control strategies including execution of process risk assessments, and continued process verification.
  • Support production related investigations, ensuring compliance with internal standards and regulatory requirements
  • Perform monitoring of manufacturing processes to understand process capability.
  • Develop, understand, and manage tools and templates that can be used to quantify impact and criticality for parameters and attributes within BMS and/or CMO unit operations
  • Support design activities for clinical and/or commercial facilities
  • Leverage and maintain strong relationships with external partners
  • Support product implementations in coordination with Development, Manufacturing, and Quality groups, including visits to contract manufacturing sites
  • Maintain permanent inspection readiness and actively support regulatory inspections
  • Ensure manufacturing processes are in a state of control, harmonized across the cell therapy manufacturing network
  • Develop, execute manufacturing process improvement activities in accordance with the overall life cycle plan for the product
  • Share operational and process leaning with the rest of the manufacturing network
  • Provide necessary technical analysis to enable decisions related to new raw materials or selection of CMOs
  • Ensure technical input is provided in developing the supply and quality agreements


Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • B.S. with 6-8 years, M.S. with 4-6 years, or Ph.D. 0-2 years with relevant experience in Biochemical, Chemical, or Biomedical Engineering or Cell Biology/Immunology discipline
  • Experience with cellular therapies is strongly preferred
  • Experience with technology transfer is strongly preferred
  • Extensive experience in a regulated manufacturing environment
  • Flexibility to work within manufacturing schedules
  • Established track record of success with sound technical qualifications and knowledge in process development, characterization, and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with literature on process development and cell therapy
  • Ability to assess risk and develop contingency plans for process risks
  • Excellent communication, writing, organizational, teamwork, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to work with teams in different functions and organizations


Additional Skills:

  • Create an environment of teamwork, open communication, and sense of urgency
  • Drive strong collaboration within the group and across functions
  • Build trust and effective relationships with peers and stakeholders
  • Foster a culture focused on science and compliance and strong environmental, health, and safety performance
  • Have a mindset of continuous improvement, problem solving, and prevention


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 the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.
Associated topics: bioengineering, biomechanics, biomedical, bioprocessing, biosynthetic, enzyme, neuro, neurodegenerative, pathogenesis, therapeutic

* Estimated salary