Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Senior Research Associate

Redwood City, CA, US
Apr 12, 2018
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Job description - Senior Research Associate Description for I-O focused role

The Senior Research Associate will join the Integrated Oncology Discovery Research team at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Redwood City, CA and aide in the advancement of early stage therapeutic targets at the intersection of tumor genetics and tumor immunobiology.
The qualified candidate is a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual that possesses the ability to work across a highly matrixed environment to advance preclinical drug development programs from target identification/validation through IND enabling activities. The candidate will be expected to effectively collaborate with colleagues in the oncology, immunology, immuno-oncology, protein engineering/antibody development and medicinal chemistry groups. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear and professional verbal and written communication, capable of presenting scientific results to multidisciplinary teams and key stakeholders.

A B.S. with a minimum of 5 years of experience, or an M.S. with a minimum of 3 years of academic/industrial experience in cellular and/or tumor immunology or a closely related field is required. Demonstrated independence in experimental design, execution, data analysis and troubleshooting is required. Attention to detail with excellent organizational and record keeping skills is a requirement. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with people, internally and externally is required. Expertise in isolation, characterization and functional assay development using primary immune cells of rodent and/or human origin is required. Extensive experience in multiparameter flow cytometry and/or mass cytometry including design, execution and analysis is required. Experience with in vivo/ex vivo pharmacology, including rodent handling and common procedures including tissue processing is desired. Experience with a wide range of in-vitro cellular and biochemical assays, including cell culture, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISAs (MSD), reporter assays, siRNA/shRNA knockdown, CRISPR-mediated genome editing, qPCR, cloning, lentivirus generation and transduction and the ability to incorporate state-of-the-art techniques to enhance productivity would be highly desired. Ability to mentor more junior scientists and colleagues on best practices in the laboratory would be highly valued. Proficiency in utilizing scientific software such as GraphPad, Spotfire, Excel, etc. for data analysis and figure generation is required. This position is located in Redwood City, CA. There will be less than 10% travel.