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Bristol Myers Squibb

Intern, Machine Learning - Informatics & Predictive Sciences (Summer 2023)


Health Informatics/Director


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

We seek a highly motivated and innovative student to join our Predictive Sciences team for a 10-week summer internship program. The successful candidate will work with their mentor(s) to apply and understand uncertainty quantification on machine learning (ML) algorithms to accelerate drug discovery.

The intern will evaluate current uncertainty quantification methods and adapt them to steer scientific insights using internal datasets, opening the avenue to impact ongoing projects. This research is at the intersection of ML, physical chemistry, biology, and applied math. It will provide an exciting opportunity to learn and work with experienced scientists in the R&D organization in an industry setting to formulate solutions to challenging problems with ML techniques.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research current literature to become familiar with uncertainty quantification methods and their domain applications.
  • Study, benchmark, modify, calibrate, and apply uncertainty quantification methods to deep neural networks and other machine learning algorithms in regression and classification tasks.
  • Analyze and interpret uncertainty distributions, draw conclusions, and suggest improvements to those uncertainty quantification estimations.
  • Present results and conclusions to internal teams.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Currently enrolled in a master’s or Ph.D. program in physical sciences, life sciences, bioinformatics, machine learning, data science, or a related field.
  • Experience in Python programming language, software development, distributed control version systems (GIT), and machine learning libraries (e.g., PyTorch, and Sklearn).
  • Must be able to work full-time for the program duration.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

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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