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Senior Associate Scientist - Compound Management

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Redwood City, California
Start date
Mar 10, 2023

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

Working with Us
Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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. Read more:

Leads Discovery and Optimization (LDO) is a dynamic organization that supports the entire continuum of drug discovery from lead identification to clinical candidate delivery at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS). LDO leverages state of the art technologies, complemented by deep subject matter expertise and broad scientific knowledge, to deliver innovative and comprehensive preclinical in vitro datasets to support our drug discovery pipeline in disease areas such as oncology, immunology, fibrosis, cardiovascular diseases, and cell therapy.

We are seeking for a Senior Associate Scientist to join the Compound Management (CM) group within LDO to support our San Francisco Bay Area locations in Brisbane and Redwood City. The CM group stores and secures the BMS small molecule compound collection and maintains sample integrity while efficiently distributing compounds on demand to BMS and external research sites for testing in high-throughput screening and profiling assays. Sample handling and plating automation is integrated with compound ordering and inventory management software.


  • Fulfil sample requests in dry and solution formats
  • Utilize LIMS to conduct queries and other compound database requests
  • Operate automated stores and liquid handling systems
  • Operate laboratory robotics, design, and establish new procedures
  • Coordinate with vendors for instrument troubleshooting and routine maintenance
  • Manage sample receiving and shipments across sites
  • Manage and troubleshoot issues with internal compound ordering and other CM software
  • Assist users with requesting compounds and direct users to the proper location or resources to request compounds
  • Collaborate with other CM labs across sites for process enhancement
  • Travel between our Brisbane and Redwood City sites as needed to support compound workflows

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree with 4+ years of academic or industry experience
  • Or
  • Master degree with 2+ years of academic or industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in chemistry, biological science, or equivalent field with 4-6 years of experience working within CM or related field
  • Demonstrated record of competency working in a chemistry or biology laboratory, high throughput screening or compound management
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and ability to be flexible to help support varied needs of BMS teams
  • Familiarity with chemical or biological information systems, database querying and or data analysis preferred
  • Familiarity with Titian Mosaic is a plus
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

For California Sites - The starting compensation for this job is a range from $79,000 – $110,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility). The starting pay takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and where the job is performed. Final, individual compensation is decided based on demonstrated experience. For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Careers site. Eligibility for specific benefits listed in our careers site may vary based on the job and location.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

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

COVID-19 Information
To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation.Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment.This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.


Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we believe in the power of science to address some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our focus on these unmet needs comes during a remarkable time, when unprecedented scientific breakthroughs are advancing the treatment of disease as never before in human history.

We work every day to transform patients’ lives through science. Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – they are at the center of everything we do. They inspire us. They are the reason we come to work each day.

We combine the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company to create a global leading biopharma company powered by talented individuals who drive scientific innovation.

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