Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Research Operations Manager - Mechanisms of Cancer Resistance

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 16, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

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.

We have a history of scientific excellence. We dramatically changed outcomes in HIV; we helped discover a cure for HCV; and we developed a novel medicine with proven benefit for atrial fibrillation. We also pioneered targeting the immune system in cancer research, breaking new ground in the science of immuno-oncology.

Today, we are transforming the way certain cancers are treated and focusing our research efforts on areas of high unmet need in cardiovascular disease, immunoscience and fibrosis. Our goal is to leave an enduring positive impact on society by making a meaningful difference in the lives of even more patients.

Our people are our greatest asset. Our R&D organization is made up of industry-leading researchers and drug developers who have a passion for science, a curiosity for discovery and a commitment to translating these advances into medicines that make a difference for patients. Our teams are part of a unique global ecosystem that is set up to be agile, interactive and conducive to translating a nascent idea into a powerful treatment.

We follow the science. Our pipeline of promising molecules and medicines is deliberately built through a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach. We are deepening our understanding of disease biology and uncovering biomarker insights to help predict how patients will respond to treatment with the ultimate goal of making precision medicine a reality for more patients.

We believe partnership and collaboration are essential. Academic research centers, laboratories, clinicians, clinical trials organizations, government, advocates and industry - all of these organizations contribute to a vibrant healthcare ecosystem that is critical to continued scientific advancement. From the global research networks we've created to our creative approach to business development, we complement internal innovation with external innovation - identifying new scientific hypotheses to better understand how to translate research findings into improved patient outcomes.

We believe digital health and data connectivity is transforming our industry. Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of available electronic medical records, genomics and claims data. This, combined with our own data, biomedical and health informatics partnerships, and new analytical tools, is changing how we interact with payers, suppliers and patients. By leveraging the collective power of data & analytics, we are accelerating the pipeline, enhancing the speed of clinical trials, demonstrating the value of our medicines and helping to inform clinical decisions.

We are constantly anticipating what's coming next, navigating and discovering new technologies, enabling our understanding of new ways to use them and applying them to advance drug discovery, development and delivery to patients as quickly as possible.

Our mission is clear: to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines to patients with serious diseases.

Core responsibilities of the Research Operations Manager are:
  • Oversee site wide laboratory asset management program, optimizing site-wide laboratory equipment usage and scientific workflows; Collect, record and analyze data and interpret and translate results into solutions, i.e., service reports, cost analysis, and fleet maintenance.
  • Coordinating infrastructure and space optimization projects as well as new lab build outs, new instrumentation installation and training
  • Serving as the site's point-of-contact for business and laboratory operations, and advising site scientific staff on business and laboratory operations
  • Thinking critically to proactively resolve unique issues related to a shared work environment and maintaining an environment of collaboration and creativity
  • Providing laboratory and operations overviews during the onboarding of new personnel
  • Developing schedules and guidelines for shared equipment
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills and operational expertise
  • Partnering with site staff to build new research laboratories and capabilities for the two BMS Cambridge sites

  • Undergraduate (BA/BS) degree required, preferably in STEM; advanced degree preferred
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the life sciences or biopharmaceutical industry
  • Scientific experience in Research and Development preferred
  • Business operations experience required; biopharma R&D laboratory operations experience preferred
  • Demonstrated strength in assessing business-critical needs, defining clear and measurable business outcomes, translating strategy into operational plans, delivering projects on time / on budget, and delivering outcomes with efficiency
  • Capable of bringing structure to vaguely defined problems while using creative yet pragmatic problem-solving approaches and execution management
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to build relationships and influence, and drive organizational engagement
  • Strong collaborator that can work well in matrixed teams and foster diversity and inclusion
  • Strong ability to ensure connectivity across multiple functions within the site and across the enterprise.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

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 with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.