Scientist, Protein Purification

Redwood City, California
Jan 21, 2022
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.

BMS is a leader in the discovery and development of novel therapies in the field of immuno-oncology. Protein generation is critical to all of our efforts. We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic protein scientist at a Scientist level to join the Recombinant Proteins Group at the Redwood City site of Bristol-Myers Squibb. The candidate will be expected to work on a variety of projects to purify and characterize antibodies and antigens from multiple expression systems.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Purify proteins using variety of systems (affinity, ion exchange, size exclusion, etc.) at a milligram to gram level.
  • Purify and characterize proteins using multiple purification platforms (i.e. AKTA Avant, Agilent HPLC etc.).
  • Analyze proteins using standard protein characterization methods (SDS-PAGE/CE-SDS, analytical SEC, SEC-MALS, endotoxin, LC/MS etc.).
  • Standard maintenance of AKTA and other instruments.
  • Perform experiments with strong attention to detail and documentation.
  • Excellent written and oral skills are necessary.
  • Accomplish goals under project team time lines.


  • BS degree with 8+ years of industry experience or MS degree with 6+ years of industry experience or PhD with some industry experience. The degree should be in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, or similar field.
  • Independent ability and experience in generation and characterization of high quality proteins for immunizations, crystallography or equivalent purposes is required.
  • Strong expertise in antibody purification and characterization for in vitro or in vivo uses is also required.
  • Experience in automated purification is preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of molecular biology and mammalian expression is preferred.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary biologics discovery team.

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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