Manufacturing Technology (MS&T) Co-op

  • Opportunity Profile:
    • Project Description:

      BMS Devens is a large scale cell culture manufacturing facility. This Co-Op position will be at Manufacturing Technology (MT), MS&T of BMS Devens.
      Mammalian cell culture requires controlling and monitoring various parameters like pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, etc at a given range for optimum cell culture performance. Each process/product manufactured at the Devens large scale manufacturing facility involves different operations. The cell growth is monitored by regular samples taken during the culture duration. These samples need to be tracked for efficient and smooth communication between various departments, manufacturing, testing labs and MT. The data generated from the samples and the continuously monitored parameters is monitored for process consistency, troubleshooting, process improvements, etc. The MT Co-op will perform the following projects to aid in efficient process monitoring and control.
      • Create a sampling tracking tool and sampling protocol template as a communication tool between manufacturing, MT and the testing lab (QC)
      • Create refresher training templates for Manufacturing team for different products manufactured in BMS large scale facility at Devens
      • Create the weekly updates template in a spreadsheet on the MT sharepoint site
      Year of Individual(s) Requested: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, PhD
      Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, Biomedical, Biology, Chemistry
      Location of Assignment(s): Devens, MA
      Duration of Assignment(s): January 2020 to June 2020 (Co-Op)
      Required skills:
      Soft skills: Fast learner, good communication skills, adaptive to learn multi-faceted aspects of cell culture engineering.
      Technical skills: MS Excel, Basic statistics, JMP (Good to have),
      Basic reactor engineering principles, Process Controls,
      Team player and able to work independently
      Problem solving skills
      This Manufacturing technology position will be at BMS Devens large scale manufacturing facility. This is an excellent opportunity to experience industrial cell culture and provide valuable input to improve the existing process. Come, learn and build your bioprocessing knowledge around process controls, data analysis and data presentation to forward your career in Biopharmaceuticals.