Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Principal Scientist

Princeton, NJ, US
Dec 08, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Principal Scientist in Cellular Immunology

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.

Job Responsibilities:
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for leading independent project(s) in the areas of immunological intervention of autoimmune diseases.
  • As a part of the matrix team leadership in this area, this leader will be a key immunology representative on various pre-clinical small and large molecule drug discovery teams.
  • She/he will advise and execute the in vitro and ex-vivo discovery immunology experimental plans. As part a larger project, s/he will also interface with other key functions, such as DMPK, Tox, Chemistry, antibody and protein discovery etc.
  • Responsibilities also include scientific management of and working closely with her/his direct report immunology scientists.
  • This individual will report to Immunology Group director; required to lead independently with minimal scientific supervision.

Job Requirements:
  • The successful candidate will have a PhD in Immunology with 10-15 years of postgraduate work experience, substantial portion of which would be in biotech, Pharma or biopharma setting.
  • At least 3-4 years of post-doctoral training in reputed immunology lab, and publications in key immunology journals are required.
  • Specific expertise in one or more areas of adaptive and innate cellular immunology: such as myeloid biology or immune tolerance expertise will be important characteristics to have.
  • This position requires extensive technical experience with primary immune cell-based functional assays such as primary cell differentiation, proliferation, cytokine measurements, receptor binding and occupancy, and cellular signaling using appropriate biochemical and pharmacological techniques.
  • This position requires extensive technical experience using latest flow-cytometry analysis and sorting techniques, and a working knowledge of bioinformatics.
  • Evidence of supervisory responsibility in academia or industry, and/or project leadership, with crisp communication skills and evidence of a publication record in peer reviewed immunology journals will be key differentiators in candidate selection.