Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Associate Research Scientist

Cambridge, MA, US
May 04, 2018
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 molecular biology work. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Perform molecular biology experiments, including plasmid preparation from E.coli and overlap extension PCR.
  • Effectively utilize automation to enable high-throughput generation of DNA plates for mammalian transfection.
  • Maintain a complete and current Electronic Laboratory Notebook.
  • Present own work within and outside the group.

  • Candidates should have a B.S. or M.S in Molecular Biology or a related field with at least 2 years of relevant experience in an industry setting.
  • Experience working with DNA and E.coli is required, such as cloning, PCR, and/or plasmid DNA preparation.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and technical skills are required along with an ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with plate-based workflows, automation, or high-throughput minipreps would be an additional advantage.