Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Senior Scientist, Immuno-Oncology Translational Bioinformatics

Location
Redwood City, CA, US
Posted
Oct 02, 2018
Ref
R1510378
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
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.

Seeking a collaborative and innovative scientist to join the Immuno-Oncology Translational Bioinformatics group. This person would be responsible for helping advance Bristol-Myers Squibb's industry-leading immune-oncology pipeline through the application of machine learning, network analysis, and bioinformatics approaches. Design experiments and analyze both pre-clinical and clinical omics data sets to nominate novel drug targets, enable patient enrichment strategies, and guide drug development decisions. Interact with and influence all aspects of research and development at Bristol-Myers Squibb, from early discovery through late-stage development as a key contributor in Translational Medicine.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead bioinformatics efforts in a team setting of fellow scientists and clinicians
  • Collaborate with other bioinformaticians, statisticians, cancer biologists, immunologists, and clinicians to identify gaps between data from clinical samples and pre-clinical models where bioinformatics and visualization will help us improve these model systems for translational medicine
  • Develop computational models and build tools to enable data-driven target discovery and patient stratification for new therapeutic indications
  • Communicate findings and recommend follow up actions in multiple settings (including: 1:1, seminars, group and project meetings)


Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, engineering, statistics, cancer biology, immunology, genetics, or similar with 5+ years of industry experience.
  • Demonstrated ability of contributing to multi-disciplinary team projects.
  • Expertise with a high-level programming language such as R or Python for complex data analysis and reproducible research practices.
  • Mastery in integrating and analyzing diverse high-dimensional, omics data sets relevant for immunology and oncology.
  • Capability to conduct systematic analyses to evaluate multiple hypotheses and prioritize clinically-relevant questions.
  • Scientific curiosity with an ability to identify questions bioinformatics approaches can address, and the skills to develop solutions both independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent problem-solving and collaboration skills.
  • Strong communication, data presentation, and visualization skills.
  • Background in oncology/immuno-oncology and/or experience working with clinical trial data is a plus.


Position is located in Redwood City, CA