Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Senior Research Scientist/Investigator

Hopewell, NJ, United States
Sep 04, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.


The Clinical Flow Cytometry team is seeking scientists to join our world-class team of flow cytometrists. In this laboratory based role, the selected scientist will be responsible for flow cytometry based biomarker assay development, optimization, validation and execution supporting potential drug programs targeting the immune system. The scientists must have strong backgrounds in both multi-parameter flow cytometry and immunology.

Key Responsibilities

Designing, developing, optimizing, validating and executing novel clinical flow cytometry assays. A high percentage of time will be spent working in the lab.

De novo assay design/development will be required

Understanding and practical implementation of flow cytometry assay/ instrument optimization is a must

All work in this role will be for support of clinical sample analysis, understanding of flow cytometry validation principles is a must.

Execution of assays may be achieved through the use of in-house laboratories, or by working with vendor labs in an outsourcing fashion

Will be responsible for data quality and oversight of vendor

Data analysis and interpretation for clinical teams for decision making support

Accurate record keeping of experiments and procedures

Interacting with stakeholders to understand the needs of individual programs

Including assay and reportable specifics, timelines, and data delivery needs

Will work with vendor labs to transfer in-house generated assays and oversee/ quality control data generated by them

Other tasks will be required to support the team as a whole.

Minimum Requirements

PhD in immunology or related field

3+ years of flow cytometry experience

Must understand flow cytometry data analysis and interpretation.

Understanding of validation principles for flow cytometry assays for clinical assays

Ability to work in a matrixed team in a high pressure environment is a must

Must have excellent communication skills

Must have excellent organization and record keeping skills

Preferred Qualifications

Previous Industry experience is a plus

Previous experience in a clinical laboratory setting is a plus

Experience with BD and Beckman flow cytometers is a plus

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.