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Bristol Myers Squibb

Summer 2023 - Biochemical and Biophysical Assay Internship

Agriculture and Forestry

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, 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 dynamic, innovative organization that leverages state-of-the-art technologies and broad scientific expertise to evaluate therapeutic candidates and deliver comprehensive in vitro datasets across all stages of drug discovery at Bristol Myers Squibb. The Biochemistry & Biophysics Team in LDO Cambridge is seeking a highly motivated undergraduate scientist for a 10-week internship in Summer 2023. The successful candidate will conduct biochemical and biophysical assays to characterize small molecule inhibitors of key targets. This position offers the candidate opportunities to employ cutting-edge assay technologies, advance technical laboratory skills, and impact our drug discovery pipeline while building a foundation of research experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Optimize and execute biochemical and biophysical assays to characterize the mechanisms of action of small molecule inhibitors
  • Express recombinant proteins in E. coli and perform small-scale purifications
  • Analyze assay data and maintain a comprehensive lab notebook
  • Communicate results to project teams through written reports and oral presentations

Qualifications & Experience

  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate program in biochemistry or a related field, with at least 2 years of study completed by June 2023
  • Experience with basic biochemistry lab equipment (pipettes, plate readers, etc.)
  • Highly organized with thorough record-keeping abilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for learning new techniques, following protocols, and contributing to drug discovery

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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