Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Research Scientist - Biology

Cambridge, MA, United States
Jul 03, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Research Scientist will join the Drug Discovery group focused on Oncology Resistance at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Cambridge, MA. This team is composed of cancer biologists, cancer geneticists, and immune-oncologists who collaborate to develop therapies to address mechanisms of resistance to BMS immune oncology agents.

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 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 and genomics 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 immuno-oncology research is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated independence in experimental design, execution, data analysis and troubleshooting 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 is required.
  • Hands on experience with a wide range of cytokine/immune assays is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of multi-color FACS, including characterization of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes is also highly desirable.
  • Experience with ex vivo pharmacology (e.g. histoculture) is a plus but not essential
  • 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.