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Bristol Myers Squibb

Leads Discovery and Optimization Mass Spectrometry Internship - Summer 2023

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Princeton, 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

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. 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 looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on intern with excellent interpersonal skills who is comfortable working in a collaborative, cross-functional environment.

We invite undergraduates with appropriate training from all backgrounds to apply for this internship in our engaging and fast-paced mass spectrometry team. You will work in a dynamic environment at the forefront of the R&ED drug discovery pipeline, using cutting edge technologies applied to complex drug discovery problems. You will be assigned a project which integrates with the mass spectrometry team’s objectives and core mission to quickly and efficiently identify chemical series that will function as potential drug candidates. Importantly, this opportunity will expose you to a myriad of biochemical and analytical techniques and advance your laboratory skills to the next level!

Key Responsibilities

  • Under supervision, prepare and execute multi-step Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) experiments
  • Engage in troubleshooting and system suitability activities for a variety of analytical instrumentation
  • Perform data analysis via Microsoft Excel, interpret results, discuss with supervisor, and communicate results to the team

Qualifications & Experience

  • Current or recent enrollment in an undergraduate degree program in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or related discipline.
  • Experience with buffer preparation, protein sample handling, and micropipetting preferred
  • Knowledge of liquid chromatography and/or mass spectrometry preferred

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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