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Bristol Myers Squibb

Immuno and Molecular Toxicology Co-op - Spring 2023

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New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

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.

Position Summary

The Department of Immuno- and Molecular Toxicology in Bristol Myers Squibb’s Nonclinical Safety Organization has an exciting 6-month College Student Co-op opportunity. The qualified candidate will perform various immunologic, biochemical, and molecular biology-based assays which address the toxicological, pharmacologic, immunomodulatory, and/or immunogenic potential of pharmaceutics in development. This position requires critical thinking skills and an appropriate level of scientific independence in assay optimization and performance; sample preparation and analysis; data collection; record keeping; and data evaluation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducts laboratory procedures/assays in compliance with established protocols according to sound scientific principles and regulatory requirements
  • Utilize molecular, cellular, and in vivo approaches as well as a broad range of experimental platforms including cell culture, flow cytometry, polymerase chain reaction, multiplex applications, immunoassays, and others, as appropriate
  • Coordinates all technical aspects and daily operations for planning and completion of assigned assays/experimental projects, summarizes and helps to interpret data, and presents and defends experimental data to colleagues and management
  • Compile and presents data in laboratory meetings

Qualifications & Experience

  • Allowed school years: B.S. / M.S. students currently enrolled
  • Allowed majors: Major area of study in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, immunology, virology, or toxicology
  • Work authorization requirements: U.S. work authorization is required
  • Strong willingness and aptitude to learn new technologies and apply novel methods
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and GraphPad (or SAS)
  • Good written and verbal communications

Additional Details

Duration: 6 months

Hours per week: 20-40 hours/week

Job function: Research

Job role: Co-op opportunity in the Immuno and Molecular Toxicology department

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.

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.

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