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Bristol Myers Squibb

Translation Early Development and Immunology Co-op - Fall 2023

Business Development

Strategic Planning


Summit, New Jersey, United States

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Position Summary

Co-op Timeline: July 2023 - Dec 2023

The Immunology, Cardiovascular and Fibrosis Thematic Research Center (ICF-TRC) is focused on discovering and developing novel therapeutics to treat inflammatory, cardiovascular, and fibrotic diseases. The Translation Early Development/ Immunology Research lab within the ICF-TRC is seeking a co-op to carry out biomarker studies in patient samples.

The Fall co-op candidate will participate in an ongoing program in a dynamic small research group and should be capable of working in a fast-paced environment and will gain an understanding of translational work needed to support drug discovery efforts. The individual should be competent to work in a lab and will determine the levels of various disease activity markers in tissue samples from patients with various inflammatory/immunological diseases and compare them to samples from healthy donors using a variety of technology platforms. The individual will then correlate it to pharmacogenetic data generated with the patient samples and present it in lab meetings. Strong problem solving and time management skills are essential to complete diverse assigned tasks. Knowledge and skills in analysis of large datasets are a plus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under supervision, carry out a variety of tissue-based assays, generating high-quality data to help in biomarker studies with ongoing program
  • Use instrumentation to perform experiments
  • Analyze data, record experimental details, and support the translational research program
  • Maintain lab notebook, laboratory equipment, and supplies relevant to the project
  • Search literature for targeted information

Qualifications & Experience

  • Proficiency in molecular and cell biology laboratory techniques
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office applications
  • Knowledge and skills in analysis of large datasets preferable
  • Possess knowledge of experimental design and underlying scientific principles
  • Excellent organizational, record keeping, oral and written communication skills
  • Team player, detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to follow directions to complete assigned tasks under close supervision
  • Willingness to report problems and solicit directions from Supervisor
  • Ability to work in context of immediate work group or team
  • Committed to quality and self-development

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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