Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Associate Research Scientist I

Princeton, NJ, US
Jan 20, 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.

This position is for a purification scientist in Discovery research within the PS department of MDT, and replaces a critical loss of purification capacity in Biologics. The position supports pre-DP0 through post-ECN requests for purification of Biologics leads and reagents. Purified lead proteins are utilized in animal efficacy and PK studies in addition to stability/formulation studies. Purified reagents are used in assay development, immunizations and lead selections. The lead Biologics molecules required for Immunoscience, Fibrosis and CV may be non-antibody based molecules. These will be without a natural purification tag (Fc) and will require additional efforts in expression, purification methodology and characterization/stability. The position requires working closely with DWGs and the expression group for prioritization and timely deliveries for the DWGs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Purify recombinant proteins from bacterial and mammalian cells.
  • Provide scaled up purification of lead molecules for animal efficacy and PK studies.
  • Provide scaled up purification of lead molecules for stability and formulation studies.
  • Provide protein chemistry support including antibody fragment (Fab) generation, protein labeling (biotinylation, fluoresecent dyes, pegylation), and epitope mapping.
  • Collaborate with protein expression group and provide in-process expression screening.
  • Collaborate in multi-disciplinary drug discovery teams.
  • Communicate results written and verbally to multi-disciplinary team members.

  • BA/BS in Biochemistry, Biology or a related field. Recent grads with an interest in laboratory science and 0-2 year's lab experience welcome to apply. 1-5 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry is beneficial, although there will be training provided.
  • Possess a "can do" attitude, must be flexible with job duties.
  • Willingness to learn new laboratory techniques, have some aptitude to troubleshoot and maintain equipment (with help from others).
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, and be successful at working well with a team of scientists.