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Bristol Myers Squibb

Biochemistry and Cellular Pharmacology Internship - Summer 2023

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Redwood City, California, 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

Leads Discovery & Optimization (LDO) is a diverse group of scientists and engineers, providing critical assay information to therapeutic research centers (TRCs) throughout research and early development (R&ED). We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative scientist to join the Biochemistry and Cellular pharmacology group within LDO. Our team is highly dynamic in establishing robust biochemical, cell-based assays and using complex technologies like high content imaging, Luminex, CETSA and flow cytometry to understand the mechanism of action and establish SAR for different drug modalities.

We invite undergraduates with appropriate training from all backgrounds to apply for this intern position in our fun and fast-paced team. You will work in a highly dynamic environment at the center of the R&ED drug discovery engine to use cutting edge assay technologies applied to complex drug discovery problems. You will be assigned a project which integrates with our team’s objectives and core mission to establish assays and make an impact in drug discovery quickly and efficiently. Importantly, this opportunity will expose you to a myriad of techniques and advance your laboratory skills to the next level. In addition to this you will be exposed to exciting science in the tumor microenvironment TRC and immuno-oncology via seminars and lab meetings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute general mammalian tissue culture and maintain cell lines for various assays.
  • Design, optimize, troubleshoot various cell-based assays for the immuno-oncology programs.
  • Develop internalization studies for antibody drug conjugates using Operetta (high content imaging platform)
  • Perform flow cytometry experiments using iQue flow cytometer and analyze the data.
  • Will have the opportunity to learn automation, various types of liquid handlers.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Junior or Senior undergraduate enrolled in a full-time university program which includes or approves an internship of 3 months at BMS, and in a technically relevant field, such as Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Biomedical engineering and Bioengineering.
  • Hands on experience with mammalian cell culture , prior experience with establishing simple assays, real time PCR.

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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