Scientist I Neuroscience

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 17, 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.

Position Summary:

The individual will work in a small team dedicated to evaluation of new opportunities for drug discovery in neurodegeneration including critical diseases affecting a large and growing number of patients throughout the world including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and ALS.

The individual will participate in target discovery, target validation, and drug discovery. The group is focused on developing new cell-based approaches to rapidly model and modulate processes driving neurodegeneration and neuroprotection. The individual will use a variety of biological approaches including signal transduction assays, functional assays and high content imaging to model degenerative processes and analyze the effect of target modulation as well as to develop new phenotypic approaches to target validation and lead discovery. These techniques will be applied to cell culture models including established cell lines, primary neurons and iPSC-derived cultures. The individual will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects within our department and with external collaborators as well as lead their own projects.

Job Requirements:

• We are seeking an individual with demonstrated and significant experience in molecular and cell biology, signal transduction assays, microscopy and high content imaging.

• The individual should have significant drug discovery experience particularly emphasizing assay development and high throughput cell biology.

• Extensive experience with mammalian cell culture, culture differentiation, genome and utilization of iPSC systems particularly in neuroscience is required.

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

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

• Great oral and written communications with peers and supervisors and a good team player.

• Applicants should have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in an appropriate scientific discipline with at least at least 8 years work experience or a Ph.D. with at least 2 years of work experience.

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.