Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Senior Research Investigator - Bioanalytical Sciences

Princeton, NJ, US
Aug 01, 2018
Required Education
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. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. 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.

As a member of the Bioanalytical Sciences team, this Investigator will be primarily responsible for:

  • Providing bioanalytical strategies and managing for biomarker support work flow to meet the challenges of the novel portfolio
  • Acting as the bioanalytical liaison with clinical, and non-clinical internal cross-functional project teams and external collaborators
  • Developing, validating and implementing complex biomarker assays for analysis of clinical samples in a GCLP environment
  • Documenting methods and results. Evaluating and interprets analytical and scientific data. Preparing data summaries for presentations and reports. Writing reports as required by department. Communicating scientific methods and results to peers and management.
  • Proactively identifying and implementing new technologies for the improvement of assay development, automation and laboratory processes.
  • Managing technology transfers of biomarker methods and related bioanalytical activities (e.g., development data, validation and study reports) to contract research laboratories and ensuring the scientific quality of data in order to meet regulatory expectations and study needs.
  • Obtaining relevant information from published literature, both internal and external. Applying information gathered to solve complex scientific questions. Maintaining a good understanding of the methodological basis and biological significance of assays performed.
  • Solving the unforeseen issues related to immediate and long-term project goals. Being proactive in troubleshooting technical and experimental problems. Foreseeing hurdles and plans contingencies.
  • Ensuring compliance with and maintaining required training in BMS and departmental GCLP, SOP, safety and other departmental guidelines.
  • Providing effective leadership, coaching and feedback to aid in the development of own direct reports and department colleagues. Fostering relationships with colleagues within and outside department to bring in relevant scientific expertise.
  • Achieving objectives in a manner consistent with the BMS Biopharm Behaviors.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have good interpersonal and communication skills, be able to multi-task, be highly organized, have a strong desire to succeed in a multifunctional team setting, proven ability to meet goals working in a group of peers, and proven innovative thinking.


PhD in relevant scientific discipline (biology, biochemistry, immunology etc.) with 3-7 years of relevant experience, or MS in relevant scientific discipline with 5-10 years of relevant experience. The candidate should have proven hands on experience in developing de-novo immunochemistry based assays in technologies such as ELISA, ECL, and Luminex and excellent understanding of regulatory guidance and industry white papers relevant to biomarker assessment. Knowledge and experience in clinical biomarker study support and proteomics are highly desirable. Experience in managing biomarker assays in contract research laboratories is a plus. Good written and verbal communication skills are required