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Senior Associate Scientist, Immuno-Oncology Discovery (Myeloid Biology)

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Redwood City, California
Start date
Mar 29, 2023

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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.

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When you join BMS, you are joining a diverse, high-achieving team united by a common mission.

The Tumor Microenvironment Thematic Research Center (TME TRC) at Bristol Myers Squibb in Redwood City 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 as well as 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 proof-of-concept (POC) studies in cancer patients.

Position Summary:

The Immuno-Oncology Discovery group at Bristol Myers Squibb is seeking a highly motivated and collaborative Senior Associate Scientist who will be responsible for conducting, analyzing, and reporting experiments to drive the advancement of early therapeutic targets for cancer immunotherapy. This position will have an emphasis on generating relevant data for selection of clinical candidates, and will also include early target discovery, validation, and mechanism of action studies for preclinical drug development. The successful candidate will perform various functional immunoassays to screen and characterize therapeutic antibodies, and work with cell lines as well as freshly isolated human tissue and blood cells.

Position Responsibilities:

In the role as a Senior Associate Scientist within the TME TRC Myeloid Biology team, the ideal candidate will:

  • Perform primary cell culture, immune profiling, and functional assays for screening therapeutic candidates in preclinical development

  • Work independently, analyze, interpret, and present data at team meetings

  • Write detailed protocols as well as maintain accurate and complete records

Experience =

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

    • 4+ years of academic and / or industry experience


  • Master’s Degree

    • 2+ years of academic and / or industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS/MS degree in immunology or related field with over 4 years (BS) or 2 years (MS) of relevant experience

  • Experience with in vitro immune cell-based assays (cytokine production, ELISA, MSD) in the context of drug discovery is required. Experience working on tumor immunology and/or myeloid cell biology is a plus

  • Hands-on experience in tissue culture techniques and immune cell isolation from whole blood and/or tissues is required

  • Experience in multi-color flow cytometry and data analysis software (FlowJo) are essential

  • Flexibility and interest in learning new techniques and skills in accordance with research program needs

  • Proficiency in scientific and data analysis programs including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, GraphPad Prism

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and record-keeping skills

  • Position requires ability to independently collaborate across a dynamic scientific environment, therefore excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills are necessary

The starting compensation for this job is a range from $79,000.00 – $110,000.00, 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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