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Our Work in Devens

Located 45 miles northwest of Boston, Bristol Myers Squibb’s 89-acre Devens campus supports our biologics process development as well as clinical and commercial manufacturing. The site will also feature a new state-of-the-art Cell Therapy manufacturing facility upon completion of construction in 2023, expanding our well-established network with cutting-edge technologies and highly trained manufacturing teams. Here, in one of the industry’s most technologically advanced manufacturing facilities, you will be inspired every day by incredibly interesting and meaningful work, while playing a pivotal role in delivering on our global strategy.

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A Vibrant Culture

BMS Devens works hard to attract exceptional individuals, and once here, we want you to stay. To support this, we’ve built a collaborative culture of inclusion, growth, opportunity and fun! You’ll find constant opportunities to learn, contribute and share knowledge, working side by side with a cross-functional team in diversity of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Bonded by a shared purpose, we never give up in our search for the next innovation that could offer new hope for patients battling serious diseases. And while our work transforms the lives of patients, it also transforms the lives and careers of those who do it.

You’ll also find leadership and allyship opportunities among many active People and Business Resource Groups chapters and/or site committees for B-NOW, BOLD, CLIMB, DAWN, OLA, Pride Alliance, PAN, VCN, Community Outreach, Social Committee and University Relations. In addition to organized groups, there’s an ongoing calendar of events and community impact programs that our passionate employees brought to life. From team-building events and summer cookouts to ice cream Friday and corporate volunteer days, Devens is always buzzing with the excitement that comes with truly enjoying the people you work with.

Innovative Medicines

Our Devens site brings together process development and clinical and commercial manufacturing for biologics medicines. In our pursuit of bold and disruptive solutions for patients, we’re delivering healing and hope to thousands suffering from a range of illnesses including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and other immune disorders.

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World-Class Technology

At BMS, we’re committed to working smarter, faster and better to remain at the forefront of manufacturing innovations. Our Devens site includes many next-generation technologies and the latest integrated digital systems to enable quick ramp-up and capacity for clinical and commercial products. The level of automation, computerization and networking is unprecedented, with software that’s integrated across procurement, research and development. Each facility on our sprawling campus leverages continuous improvement to reduce complexity, decrease turnaround time and cost, and improve product control. The campus also reflects a broader company-wide focus on fostering more collaboration, creativity and innovation. To encourage more interaction among employee teams working in biologics process development, clinical manufacturing and commercial manufacturing at Devens, the site even features pedestrian bridges to connect the buildings.

Scientific Community

Devens is a choice destination for companies and employees in the life sciences industry. The BMS campus offers a vibrant healthcare innovation ecosystem, where academic research centers along with biotech and biopharma companies all contribute to continued scientific advancement. Among likeminded scientific professionals, you can expect robust career development opportunities across biologics and cell therapies on a single campus, with access to all the amenities you need. Plus, the Devens location is close enough to metro Boston to allow easy collaboration with the R&D sites at Alewife and Kendall Square in Cambridge, as well as the area’s top-ranked hospitals and universities.

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Inspiring Leadership at Devens

Cathryn Shaw-Reid, Vice 
President, Drug Substance 
Biologics Operations

Cathryn Shaw-Reid, Vice President, Drug Substance Biologics Operations

Cathryn Shaw-Reid, who earned her PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, shares her leadership insights and advice.

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Carolyn Kelley, Human 
Resource Director, U.S. 
Biologics

Carolyn Kelley, Human Resource Director, U.S. Biologics

Carolyn Kelley shares how Bristol Myers Squibb attracts top scientists—and drives continued career growth.

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BMS at The Massachusetts Conference of Women

“Be persistent in following your dreams even in the face of adversity,” shared Bristol Myers Squibb’s Cathryn Shaw-Reid, vice president, DS Biologics Operations, at The Massachusetts Conference of Women. Watch her tips for women pursuing careers in traditionally male-dominated industries.

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Life Outside of BMS

Convenient Transit

Convenient Transit

Our Devens team has the advantage of proximity to major markets like Greater Boston, Worcester and beyond, with easy access to Route 2, Route 2A and Interstate 495, along with both freight and commuter rail service. The town provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes, including walking, biking, public transit and private vehicles. And with a shuttle service from the Alewife T-stop in Cambridge to the Devens office, getting to and from the campus couldn’t be easier.

Dynamic Environment

Dynamic Environment

Hiking. Biking. Fishing. Living in Devens means you’re only a short walk to a canoe and kayak launch, a beach on Mirror Lake, the Nashua River, the highly rated Red Tail Golf Club, miles of walking paths and biking lanes, playing fields and more. With over 1,700 stunning acres to explore and enjoy, the town is a vibrant place to work, live and spend time. Residents also benefit from close partnerships with Ayer, Harvard and Shirley, with access to additional municipal services along with an excellent public school system.

Historic Massachusetts

Historic Massachusetts

Devens is also home to the Fort Devens Museum and the United Native American Cultural Center. The Fort Devens Historic District, bordered by El Caney Street, Antietam Street, Sherman Avenue, MacArthur Avenue and Buena Vista Street, also includes many historically and architecturally significant buildings.

Cutting-edge Community

Cutting-edge Community

Devens is a primary destination for companies in leading industries, with a concentration of biotech, agriculture, advanced manufacturing and even entertainment. Here, you’ll discover the power of an affordable, supportive environment designed to help businesses thrive.

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