Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Research Scientist, Drug Discovery

Cambridge, MA, United States
Mar 06, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Research Scientist Biology will join the Oncology Resistance Biology group at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Cambridge, MA and support the preclinical drug discovery and development of early stage therapeutic targets at the intersection of tumor genetics and tumor immunobiology.

The qualified candidate is a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual that possesses the ability to work across a highly matrixed environment to advance preclinical drug development programs from target identification/validation through IND enabling activities. The candidate will be expected to effectively collaborate with colleagues in the oncology, immunology, immuno-oncology, protein engineering/antibody development and medicinal chemistry groups. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear and professional verbal and written communication, capable of presenting scientific results to multidisciplinary teams and key stakeholders.


A B.S. with a minimum of 7 years, or an M.S. with a minimum of 5 years of industrial experience with strong scientific knowledge and research experience in cancer biology/cellular and molecular biology is required. Experience in immune-oncology research is a plus.

Demonstrated independence in experimental design, execution, data analysis and troubleshooting is required.

Knowledge of preclinical drug development including knowledge of designing assays and flowcharts to identify and optimize drug candidates is required.

Hands on experience with a wide range of in-vitro cellular and biochemical assays such as cell culture, cell line engineering, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISAs (MSD), reporter assays, and high content imaging

Experience with multi-color FACS or ex vivo pharmacology (e.g. histoculture) is highly desirable.

Proficiency in utilizing software such as Graph Pad, Microsoft office etc. for data analysis and figure generation is required.

Ability to mentor more junior scientists and colleagues on best practices in the laboratory would be highly valued.

Attention to detail with excellent organizational and record keeping skills is a requirement.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with people, internally and externally is required.

This position is located in Cambridge, MA. There will be less than 10% travel.