Kilo Lab Operations Lead

  • Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Posted: September 06, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1703451
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. Driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support. 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.

Position is responsible for operations within the small scale API manufacturing facilities (GMP laboratories, kilo-labs) used for the preparation of active pharmaceutical ingredients, chemical intermediates, drug product intermediates and other strategic materials in compliance with applicable regulations (GMP, Process Safety, EHS, etc.). Leads group of exempt and non-exempt scientific staff assigned to area.

Accountable for all aspects of project execution, including scheduling, resource utilization, process introduction workflows, delivery of process knowledge to chemical development and drug product scientists. Partners with scientific team leaders to design scale up and mini-piloting studies to achieve knowledge generation as both a primary and secondary goal of processing. Collaborates with project teams to identify process improvement opportunities. Responsible for mini-piloting technology in API Operations. Provides input to Technology Robustness and Maintenance/Facilities Leads for definition and prioritization of work packages, capital planning, and facility/equipment life cycle, and maintenance programs.

Position reports into the Head of API Operations and is a member of the department leadership team. Partners with LT members and key stakeholders to provide input into budget forecast and planning, network strategy and risk management, continuous improvement, talent management, and strategic objectives in Product Development and GPS. Responsible to LT for API manufacturing and operations skill development program to ensure sustainability of skill sets critical to successful execution of the product pipeline portfolio.


  • BS/MS/PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering with a minimum of 7 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with direct experience in chemical process development and/or operation of API scale up facilities.
  • Experience working within GMP and safety regulated environment. Understanding of chemical process hazards, unit operations and equipment used in chemical processing with an emphasis on scale up.
  • Proven track record working collaboratively ad cooperatively across organizational interfaces within a fast paced environment and in a leadership role.

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