What are the most important skills for a pharmaceutical engineer? We spoke to Paul Dunphy at BMS to learn more.

Getting to work in a field dedicated to improving patient lives is rewarding and a privilege, according to Paul Dunphy, associate director for asset management and engineering reliability at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS).

But what kind of skills do you need to work in pharmaceutical engineering? Dunphy said it’s crucial that pharma engineers have a “desire to solve problems”. They must also be able to collaborate across different types of teams.

“Everybody’s input and effort goes towards helping patients ultimately recover or maintain their condition,” he added.


Words by Lisa Ardill