Senior Scientist, Stromal / Vascular Biology

Redwood City, CA
May 15, 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.

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 first-in-human studies.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Scientist with oncology drug discovery and development experience to join the Stromal 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 from target identification through target validation and lead optimization and, ultimately, toward clinical proof of concept in patients. The individual will work collaboratively with drug discovery, predictive science, translational and clinical teams to advance molecules and build a deeper understanding of the role for stromal/vascular biology in the TME. The qualified candidate will bring extensive knowledge in oncology, drug development, stromal and/or endothelial biology to the team.


  • Biology Program Lead for endothelial/vascular 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 vascular facing clinical assets

  • Opportunities to formulate and guide strategies for endothelial targeting in the TME


  • PhD with 2+ years of relevant experience, M.S. with 8-10 years of relevant industry experience, or B.S. with 12-15 years of relevant industry experience

  • Proven track record in cancer biology, immuno-oncology, and/or stromal/vascular/endothelial biology demonstrated by academic and/or patent publications

  • Strong background in biologics and/or small molecule drug discovery, including the ability to design and execute a strategy to validate and optimize drug candidates

  • Knowledge of in vivo or in vitro preclinical models to assess endothelial biology and its contribution to oncology or immunology is highly desirable


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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