Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Research Associate - Immuno-Histochemistry

Cambridge, MA, US
Jan 08, 2019
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. 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.

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to be part of the IHC & Histology Group in Translational Pathology at the newly opened Cambridge, MA site. Members of this team work on various projects in concert with Discovery, Translational Research, Biomarker, Pathology and Pharmacodiagnostics for further development of the BMS Oncology and other therapeutic area pipelines, contributing to biomarker development, patient stratification strategy for BMS clinical trials and elucidating the mechanism of drug resistance.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the histologic preparation of tissues for evaluation by pathologist(s), including processing, embedding, sectioning and staining with H&E or special stains. Experience with frozen and FFPE samples is required. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing and validating monoplex and multiplex IHC assays, in situ hybridization assays, and image analysis. She/he will work closely with discovery and translational research scientists, image analysts and pathologists to develop assays, perform disease profiling, and document assay performance in support of their translation to clinical samples. Additional responsibilities include assay technology transfer to CROs and other bioanalytical assays as needed to support Translational Research, as well as contribute to the preparation and presentation of scientific findings.

Job Requirements/Education:
• BS required and MS preferred with 3-5 years of relevant experience in life Science discipline. Applicants from academics and industry will be considered. Preference will be given to individuals with previous experience working in the fields of oncology and immune-oncology drug development.
• HT or HTL ASCP certification is preferred. Handling of human tissue samples, both fresh frozen and FFPE is required.
• Proven technical expertise in developing and implementing manual or automated immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization assays. Experience in whole slide scanning, image analysis and multiplex immunohistochemistry is highly desirable.
• Must be organized and able to work well in a team setting.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are required.