Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Liquid Biopsy Associate Research Scientist I

Cambridge, MA, United States
Jul 22, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D is a science-driven, passionate organization determined to discover, develop and deliver medicines that have the potential to transform the lives of patients and establish new standards of care in areas of high unmet need. Patients' needs and scientific discovery are our driving force. The new Bristol-Myers Squibb research site in Cambridge's Kendall Square will position our scientific team in the heart of a vibrant ecosystem of world-class science, innovation and business opportunities. Our scientists will focus on novel targets and pathways for tumors that are refractory to current Immuno-Oncology therapies. These are significant challenges that will require innovative solutions from the biopharma, biotech and academic communities.

Role / Responsibilities

We are seeking an associate research scientist to join our Translational Research group in our new state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Kendall Square. This position will provide an opportunity to study biomarkers of resistance to immunotherapy in liquid milieus. The qualified candidate is a motivated, interactive, and creative individual who possesses the ability to work across a matrixed environment to advance translational research. This is a laboratory-based position, which includes routine lab work, sample processing, and data analysis. To be successful in this role, the candidate should be a proficient laboratory scientist with a technical background in molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, and in vitro assay development. Prior experience in biomarker research, working with clinical samples, and cellular immunology is a plus. Given the sporadic nature of clinical sample intake, this position requires flexibility in working hours. To be at the forefront of elucidating and overcoming resistance to immunotherapies, we encourage aspiring scientists who are passionate problem solvers that thrive clinically relevant challenges, to consider this unique opportunity.

Qualifications / Essential Skills

BS with 0-2 years of post-graduate experience in an academic or industrial setting

Experience working with circulating tumor cells, exosomes, and cell free DNA is highly desired

Isolation of cells and nucleic acids from biofluids and tissues is a plus

Prior experience working with cell lines and primary human tissue samples; experience working with blood and blood products is plus

Experience using one or more analytical approaches, including qPCR, Nanostring, Luminex, MSD, flow cytometry, and ELISA is required

Prior translational research experience is a desirable

Academic background in molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology, genetics, and/or immunology is required

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, written and orally, within the team and larger organization

We follow the science and we will continue to invest in translational medicine research, deepen our understanding of disease biology and uncover insights about predictive biomarkers, with the ultimate goal of making precision medicine a reality for more patients.