Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Senior Research Investigator

Princeton, NJ, United States
Mar 22, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

As a member of the Bioanalytical Sciences team, the primary purpose of this position is to provide bioanalytical assay support for the development, validation and implementation of fit-for-purpose bioanalytical assays for analysis of preclincal and clinical study samples to assess pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity, and biomarkers for BMS drug discovery and development in a manner consistent with the Core BMS Behaviors.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Maintaining state-of-the-art knowledge pertaining to biomarkers and biotherapeutics biology/methodologies/technologies and drug development processes
  • Maintaining awareness of relevant US and foreign regulations and industry best practices
  • Applying innovative bioanalytical ideas and technologies in assay development, automation and laboratory processes
  • Solving technical and experimental problems as well as other unforeseen issues related to both immediate and long-term project goals
  • Representing the department in cross-functional teams and developing strong working relationships with stakeholders
  • Providing scientific and technical oversight on bioanalytical activities outsourced to contract research laboratories
  • Contributing to publications as first or corresponding author, keeping up with literature and training, applying ideas so obtained to work, presenting work at internal and external meetings.

  • PhD in relevant scientific discipline (immunology, biology, biochemistry, etc.) with 4 or more years of relevant experience, or MS in relevant scientific discipline with 7 or more years of relevant experience.
  • The candidate should have proven experience in leading developing de-novo immunochemistry based assays in technologies such as ELISA, ECL, Gyros, and Luminex in support of biotherapeutics and biomarker projects.
  • Excellent understanding of regulatory guidances and industry white papers relevant to bioanalytical and biomarker assays is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in translational biomarker research, proteomics, in vitro diagnostics, cell-based assays, and tissue analysis are highly desirable. Work experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech company is preferred.
  • Experience in managing biomarker assays in contract research laboratories is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required