Sr. Associate Scientist, In Vivo Sciences

Redwood City, California
Jul 29, 2021
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 is the industry leader in immuno-oncology with life-saving medicines and a rich clinical portfolio of diverse modalities including monoclonal antibody, antibody drug conjugate, fusion protein, and combination regimes. We are seeking an In Vivo Scientist to join our dynamic, fast paced team involved in collaborating with investigators on research projects, providing daily health assessments, ensuring compliance with regulations/guidelines and maintaining the appropriate documentation. The candidate will have the opportunity to actively participate in veterinary clinical and technical research support procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide a high level of in vivo scientific and technical support to investigators.

  • Assist in designing and coordinating in vivo experiments, drafting and implementing protocols, executing studies, organizing data, analyzing results, and drafting reports/delivering presentations.

  • Collaborate with the veterinary and investigative staff on research projects, primarily pre-clinical study conduct; operate laboratory equipment and software applications used for collecting clinical data; provide support and training on technical procedures for investigative staff; understand the active research activities; and provide surgical and anesthesia assistance as needed.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in various biomethodology techniques for training and competency/proficiency assessments to support the VS training program.

  • When needed, conduct training sessions (wet lab and classroom) covering species-specific biomethodology techniques with an emphasis around animal welfare and safety expectations.

  • Maintains full ownership of assigned area(s) of responsibility as subject matter expert requiring minimal manager/supervisor oversight. 

  • Provide treatments, clinical observations, daily clinical veterinary care (clinical health evaluations, basic medical treatments, diagnostic and technical laboratory procedures) and maintain records for laboratory animals in our clinical records system, and under the guidance of a veterinarian, make basic clinical decisions

  • Perform specialized diagnostics to assist in the veterinary care program and undergo training to review and interpret basic diagnostic results. 

  • Review relevant Standard Operating Procedures to ensure compliance with external guidelines and regulations governing animal care and use.

  • Instrumental to upholding regulatory and welfare standards as they pertain to laboratory animal care, husbandry, facilities, and the overall animal macroenvironment.

  • Support the Veterinary Sciences Program of Veterinary Care through clinical care management and critical/emergency care on-call duties

  • Some travel may be required

  • Weekend/holiday coverage may be required on a rotating schedule

Competencies – Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Often provides technical direction, project coordination, and has oversight responsibility of other team members

  • Is highly skilled in routine and complex veterinary clinical veterinary and technical research support procedures requiring no supervision.

  • Must have a good understanding of research animal facility operations to include animal welfare practices, husbandry procedures, enrichment programs, and applicable regulations.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and exceptional attention to detail.

  • Able to train others to operate standard and complex equipment and perform routine and complex clinical veterinary and technical research support procedures within an animal research facility.

Experience – Responsibility and minimum number of years:

  • Must have an exceptional understanding of the biology and proper handling of various laboratory animal species typically attained with 3-6+ years relevant experience in a laboratory animal facility or equivalent.


  • Bachelors of Science (BS) in a life sciences field of study is required

  • Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification from AALAS is required

  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) is  preferred

Who Should Apply:

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. 

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or any part of the recruitment process direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.