Associate Director/Director , Early Development Informatics & Predictive Sciences

Redwood City, California
Nov 27, 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.

Associate Director/Director, Early DevelopmentInformatics &Predictive Sciences

We are seeking an innovative scientist to join our Translational & Early Development Predictive Sciences team. This group of computational biologists is responsible for advancing Bristol-Myers Squibbs industry-leading Early Clinical Development pipeline through the strategic application of cutting-edge bioinformatics approaches. The scientists in this group design experiments and analyze both pre-clinical and clinical-omics data sets, including RNA-Seq, exome, single-cell sequencing, cytokine and proteomics to develop translational hypotheses for predictive patient enrichment strategies, novel biomarkers and diagnostics to guide drug development decisions. This scientist can work in any of the following locations, Seattle WA, Redwood City CA, San Diego CA, Cambridge MA or Lawrenceville NJ.

Informatics and Predictive Sciences (IPS) has a mission to drive predictive informatics research across BMS. The role of IPS encompasses a broad range of computational research, from cutting-edge bioinformatics to discover new therapeutic targets, to applied machine learning to optimize clinical trials and predict patient outcomes. The Early Development Predictive Science team focuses on cutting edge informatics research to progress BMS' Early Development clinical pipeline.


This individual would be responsible for leading the Early Clinical Development Predictive Sciences translational strategy in collaboration with Early Clinical Development and Translational research and manage or mentor scientists in the group to deliver on this strategy. They would also be responsible for performing analysis of omic datasets including RNASeq, WES, single cell sequencing and/or cytokines to inform trial design, enable patient enrichment strategies and early stage clinical development of the BMS pipeline. They would develop and drive collaborations with other bioinformaticians, statisticians, biologists and clinicians to implement and translational analysis to impact our Early Phase Clinical Development portfolio.


  • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, molecular biology, statistics, physics, genetics, or similar
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Background in Immunology and/or Cardiovascular Disease/Oncology and experience working with translational multi-modal patient data in a drug development setting
  • Experience bringing computational methodology to develop translational hypotheses
  • Strong experience in the use of a high-level programming language such as R, Python for complex data analysis and reproducible research practices
  • Strong problem-solving and collaboration skills, rigorous and creative thinking
  • Exceptionally strong communication, data presentation and visualization skills
  • Ability to strategically prioritize analysis across a large number of projects
  • Proven ability to work across large organizations to define and solve problems that will benefit the whole
  • Strong publication record

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.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

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