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Bristol Myers Squibb Research Operations Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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. Read more: .

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s newest R&ED site located in Cambridge is in the heart of a vibrant ecosystem of world-class science, innovation, and business opportunities. Our research in Cambridge focuses on novel targets and pathways for tumors in oncology that are resistant to current therapies, as well as innovative discovery and translational medicine platforms to address unmet medical need in cardiovascular disease, immunoscience, immunology, neuroscience and fibrosis. We will continue to foster patient outreach and local external collaborations with biopharma, biotech, and academic partners in our pursuit to help patients prevail over serious diseases.

In the role as a Research Operations Manager , within Strategy and Operations team, the ideal candidate:

Site wide responsibilities

  • Coordinates infrastructure and space optimization projects as well as new lab build outs, new instrumentation installation and training

  • Serves as the site’s point-of-contact for business and laboratory operations, and advising site scientific staff on business and laboratory operations

  • Partners with all support functions to provide creative yet durable solutions to challenges faced by the scientific community at Cambridge Crossing

  • Provides support with established site-wide programs such as Vendor Managed Inventory, Cells profiling and testing, Lab Equipment Management, among others to ensure scientific needs are met

  • Thinks critically to proactively resolve unique issues related to a shared work environment and maintaining an environment of collaboration and creativity

Thematic Research Center centric responsibilities

  • Oversees laboratory asset management program, optimizing site-wide laboratory equipment usage and scientific workflows

  • Provides laboratory operations overviews during the onboarding of new personnel

  • Develops schedules and guidelines for shared equipment

  • Supports with day-to-day operations and challenges

  • Partners with EHS to identify risks and ensure work environment is safe for all lab associates

  • Manages cold storage assignment to maximize space utilization and mitigate risk

  • Supports with bench assignment and space planning to accommodate for new employees and relocations

  • Partners with Unity Lab Services to coordinate and prioritize lab equipment repairs

  • Partners with Business Lead to take an active involvement on capital equipment lifecycle

  • Oversees TC rooms and specialty rooms and provide operational support as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years of academic and / or industry experience


  • Master’s Degree

  • 3+ years of academic and / or industry experience


  • Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in the Life Sciences

  • No experience necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate (BA/BS) degree required, preferably in STEM; advanced degree preferred

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the life sciences or biopharmaceutical industry

  • Scientific experience in Research and Development preferred

  • Business operations experience required; biopharma R&D laboratory operations experience preferred

  • Demonstrated strength in assessing business critical needs, defining clear and measurable business outcomes, translating strategy into operational plans, delivering projects on time / on budget, and delivering outcomes with efficiency

  • Capable of bringing structure to vaguely defined problems while using creative yet pragmatic problem-solving approaches and execution management

  • Highly effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong presentation, facilitation, and stakeholder management skills

  • Ability to build relationships and influence, and drive organizational engagement

  • Strong collaborator that can work well in matrixed teams and foster diversity and inclusion

  • Demonstrate good organizational skills and operational expertise

  • Strong ability to ensure connectivity across multiple functions within the site and across the enterprise

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers

With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

BMS has a diverse occupancy structure that determines where an employee is required to conduct their work. This structure includes site-essential, site-by-design, field-based and remote-by-design jobs. The occupancy type that you are assigned is determined by the nature and responsibilities of your role:

Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to . Visit ( eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1581406

Updated: 2024-05-19 01:51:31.193 UTC

Location: Cambridge-MA

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.