Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 16, 2020
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Associate Degree
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.

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Job Title:

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (Job title may be adjusted per candidate experience).


• Use current/new techniques to address questions of drug mechanism of action, drug combinations and sensitivity/resistance. Develop and qualify new PD marker assays

• Set up and utilize a wide range of in vitro oncology models

• Design and execute experiments to characterize small molecule inhibitors

• Interact with project teams and contract laboratories for design and oversight of molecular, cellular and/or in vivo studies

• May be responsible for co-authoring non-clinical pharmacology study reports and scientific publications

• Expected to understand departmental goals and development processes

• Execute experiments independently, troubleshoot as needed

• Interpret and discuss data

• Familiar/keeps current with literature

• Communicate via email, meetings and reports

• Responsible for the completion of assignments that have an impact on functional goals


• At least 5 years of post-college research experience in the field of molecular/cell biology, physiology, toxicology, translational development or pharmacology or another relevant field.

• Industry experience in drug discovery or translational research in the pharma or biotech setting is a plus

• Graduate degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) not required. MS degree is preferred but extensive post college experience in relevant field may be sufficient in lieu of a degree.

• Ability to conduct experimental work independently, with accurate, detailed record-keeping.

• Ability to efficiently manage and prioritize multiple projects, coordinating in-house research with collaborative work

• Ability to summarize and interpret scientific data in a clear, concise and accurate manner

• Extensive experience performing laboratory work, including handling cell cultures and performing analysis of protein and DNA/RNA samples using a variety of methodologies.

• Experienced in the design and development of cell based assays using various technology platforms.

• Experience in oncogenic signaling pathways is a plus.

• Experience in one or more of the following techniques is expected: Flow cytometry, western blotting, cell culture, cell cycle and apoptosis assays in single or multiplexing formats, qPCR/RT-PCR.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Strong problem-solving skills

• Able to be flexible in case of changing priorities

• Should have solid understanding of relevant scientific principles

• Able to identify scientific and technical problems and potential solutions

• Able to work independently and as a part of a team

• Able to provide input into experimental designs

• Able to interpret data/questions independently and articulate recommendations for resolution with strong scientific rationale

• Able to recognize risks and develop contingency plan.

• Able to communicate with peers and supervisors

• Able to begin to contribute to the achievement of workgroup/team goals

• Key contributor to collaborative efforts

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.