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Bristol Myers Squibb Bioprocess Lead - Downstream (3rd Shift) in Devens, Massachusetts

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.

The Bioprocess Lead is responsible for daily oversight of execution of manufacturing processes, technical assessment of processes, maintaining a culture of compliance, and innovation within their functional group. The Bioprocess lead is required to guide the shift personnel in their group with technical knowledge to lead troubleshooting activities, provide investigation support, analyze process/equipment data, and identify and implement process improvements. This is a third shift position working Monday to Thursday 9:30PM to 7:30AM.


  • In adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices and standard operating procedures effectively use and possesses mastery of various production equipment, process automation, and supporting business systems to support biologics production which includes either upstream or downstream unit operations.

  • Serve as the “acting” Shift Supervisor/Manager in absence of Shift Supervisor/Manager – Coordinate, direct and oversee work execution and manage personnel related issues.

  • Ensure less experienced manufacturing personnel comply with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and work instructions and that training is completed on time.

  • Under direction of area management, lead the coordination and implementation of special projects such as validation or complex investigations. Actively participate in tech transfers.

  • Revise and create process documents, support routine process investigations.

  • Review batch documentation for completeness and accuracy. Resolve document execution issues. Champion areas specific initiatives associated with work safety and operational improvements.

  • Engage in and support culture of continuous improvement through ownership of improvement for work processes, equipment and safe work environment. Advise Shift supervisor or manager on improvements which may optimize work processes.

  • Work on routine manufacturing assignments as well as assignments that are complex in nature where action and a high degree of initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.


  • Knowledge of science generally attained through studies resulting in a B.S., in science, engineering, biochemistry or related discipline, or its equivalent is desired but not required.

  • A minimum of 5+ years of process operations experience in a biotechnology manufacturing facility subject to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations.

  • Strong knowledge of either upstream or downstream unit operation is essential.

  • Prior experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations and/or prior work experience in a clean room or highly regulated environment desired.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in common computer tools and web based applications.

  • Prior experience successfully participating on work teams where personal accountability, attention to detail, collaboration, and results were expected.

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.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1532536-en-us

Updated: 2020-11-26 03:33:09.009 UTC

Location: Devens,Massachusetts

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.