Senior Scientist, Myeloid Biology

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) is focused on developing therapeutic targets at the intersection of tumor, stromal and immune biology within the TME with the goal of enhancing responsiveness to checkpoint blockade and targeted therapies. Comprising of scientists across multiple disciplines we are responsible for the biology and translational science necessary to support drug development from target identification through to first in human studies.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Scientist with deep oncology drug discovery and development experience to join the Myeloid Biology team as part of the Immunology and Stromal Biology Discovery group within the TME TRC (Redwood City, CA). The individual will drive early drug discovery programs across both large and small molecules through target identification, validation, lead optimization and toward clinical proof of concept in patients. They will work collaboratively with drug discovery, predictive science, translational and clinical teams to advance molecules and further mechanistic understandings of myeloid biology in the TME. The qualified candidate will bring extensive knowledge in immunology, myeloid biology and drug development to the team.


  • Biology Program Lead for myeloid 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

  • Biology Discovery support for myeloid facing clinical assets

  • Mentorship and direct management opportunities of Research Scientists and more junior colleagues


  • PhD in cancer biology, immuno-oncology, stromal biology or equivalent advanced biology degree

  • 2-4 years of relevant industry experience, with a proven track record in target validation and drug discovery by driving decisional data for programs

  • Strong background in biologics and/or small molecule drug discovery, including evidence of subject matter expertise through publications in the field

  • Expertise in multi-parameter flow cytometry analysis of tumor infiltrating immune cells (Cytobank, FlowJo, MACS) and extensive experience with in vitro and ex vivo functional assays

  • Experience and deep understanding of preclinical animal models of human cancers

  • 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

  • Experience in bringing biologic and/or small molecule programs from preclinical research through to IND submission


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.