Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Proteomics Research Scientist

Cambridge, MA, United States
Mar 05, 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 seek an experienced, talented, highly motivated and detail-oriented Proteomics Research Scientist with proven track record to join the Proteomics group within the Discovery Research organization at BMS. This is a laboratory based position, reports directly to the Proteomics Principal Investigator and ultimately to the Head of Proteomics within the Genomics organization. The candidate is expected to work effectively in a highly collaborative matrixed environment, interfacing with oncology, cardiovascular, and fibrosis discovery to bring to bear proteomics techniques to tackle complex biological questions.
  • The candidate needs to have a proven track record and experience in successfully applying proteomics to either discovery or translational space.
  • Hands on laboratory experience in utilizing proteomics methodologies as well as contextual optimization methods to fit study needs is required.
  • Experience with latest proteomics mass spectrometry techniques / workflows to characterize complex proteomes to enable translational and clinical research activities is absolutely necessary.
  • Experience with effective utilization (including basic maintenance) of proteomics analytical instrumentation (latest generation, nano-chromatography and mass spectrometry) and associated data handling software interfaces is a must.
  • Experience with proteome level post-translational modification analyses (e.g. glycosylation, acetylation/methylation) would be a plus but is not necessary.
  • Experience or working knowledge of proteomics design of experiments, LC/MS proteomics data processing and subsequent data analyses is required.
  • Experience with automation and laboratory instrument data management is desirable.
  • Deep proficiency in applying classical protein biochemical techniques as well as updated proteomics techniques (protein fractionations, chromatography etc.) is absolutely necessary.
  • Familiarity with basic cell culture techniques and standard molecular biology techniques is highly desirable.
  • Additionally, experience with handling human as well as animal biomatrices (including tissues, plasma ...) is highly desirable.
  • Overall, excellent lab skills and lab etiquette are crucial and required to be successful in this position.
  • The candidate must have expertise with clearly drafting lab work practices and maintain regular scientific records in terms of laboratory notebooks.
  • The candidate should be proficient with workplace software tools (word processing, excel, presentation etc.).

  • B.S. /M.S. in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Life Sciences, or related field including a minimum of 4 to 8 years of relevant proteomics experience.
  • Scientific creativity, innovation and resilience are absolutely necessary to be successful in this position.
  • A record of scientific productivity documented in peer reviewed journals is highly desirable.
  • The candidate should have a strong interest in drug discovery research.
  • The individual should possess ability to handle multiple projects, closely collaborate & matrix with scientists within the group and across Translational Medicine and Discovery organization.
  • The candidate should have effective organization and presentation skills; be reliable, highly motivated, have strong interpersonal communication skills and embrace working in a team/matrix environment.
  • The candidate should possess strong personal attributes of integrity, perseverance in face of challenges, and ability to tackle complex problems.