Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Associate Research Scientist

Location
Cambridge, MA, US
Posted
Apr 27, 2018
Ref
R1506035
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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. We are empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together, and we are 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.

The Selection and Protein Engineering group in Molecular Discovery Technologies supports programs across all BMS therapeutic areas including Immuno-oncology (I/O), Immunoscience, Cardiovascular, and Fibrosis. Group activities comprise in vitro selection techniques, molecular biology, and protein design.

The successful candidate will help advance the biologics discovery pipeline through applying in vitro selection techniques. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Conduct yeast surface display experiments to identify and optimize specific binders to therapeutic targets.
  • Analyze next generation sequencing data (NGS) to identify molecules of interest.
  • Maintain a complete and current Electronic Laboratory Notebook.
  • Present own work within and outside the group.


Qualifications:
  • Candidates should have a B.S. or M.S in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or a related field with at least 4 years of relevant experience in an industry setting.
  • A strong background in molecular biology techniques is required, such as cloning and PCR.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and technical skills are required along with an ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Previous experience with phage display, yeast display, ribosome display or related techniques would be an advantage.
  • Previous experience with fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) would be an advantage.