Scientist, Immunology Discovery

Redwood City, California
May 03, 2021
Required Education
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.

The Tumor Microenvironment Thematic Research Center (TME TRC) at Bristol Myers Squibb is focused on developing therapeutic targets at the intersection of tumor, stromal and immune biology with the goal of enhancing responsiveness to immune checkpoint blockade, targeted and cell therapies.Comprised of scientists across multiple disciplines, we are responsible for the biology and translational science required to support drug development from target identification through proof-of-concept (POC) studies in cancer patients.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist with deep immunology and drug discovery experience to join the Adaptive Immunity team in the Immunology and Stromal Biology Discovery group at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Redwood City, CA. The candidate will work collaboratively with drug discovery, predictive science, translational and clinical teams to advance molecules (large and small) from target identification/validation, drug discovery to an evaluation of POC in patients and further mechanistic understanding of the adaptive immunity biology in the TME. The qualified candidate will bring extensive knowledge in immunology, T and B cells biology or other lymphoid cells and drug development to further our mechanistic understandings of lymphoid cells interplay in the TME.


  • Biology program lead for the adaptive immunity discovery portfolio projects across large and small molecule therapeutic modalities

  • Design and execution of robust preclinical data packages to support drug discovery programs

  • Contribution to exploratory target identification and validation of novel targets

  • Participation in review of external/business development opportunities

  • Mentorship of research scientists and more junior colleagues


  • Ph.D. in immunology or equivalent biology degree with minimal 2 years of relevant industrial or post-doctoral experience

  • A proven track record in the field of immunology, lymphocytes biology and cytokines biology as evidenced by publication record is required.

  • Knowledge of preclinical drugdevelopment including knowledge of designing assays and flowcharts to identify and optimize drug candidates is desirable

  • Expertise in isolation, characterization and functional assay development using primary immune cells of rodent and/or human origin is required.

  • Expertise in multi-parameter flow cytometry analysis of tumor infiltrating immune cells (Cytobank, FlowJo, MACS) is required

  • Experience and deep understanding of preclinical animal models of human cancers including knowledge of in vivo PK, PD, efficacy is required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across all levels both within an organization and with external collaborators/companies with the ability to recognize, articulate and accept calculated risks to make informed decisions

  • Working knowledge of all functional areas of drug development including toxicology, translational biology and early clinical development

  • Ability to mentor more junior scientists and colleagues on best practices in the laboratory would be highly valued

This position is located in Redwood City, CA. There will be less than 10% travel.


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.