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Bristol Myers Squibb

Co-op, Translational Research (Fall 2023)

Science and Research

Biological Research


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Working with Us
Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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. Read more:

Position Summary

The successful candidate will contribute to drug discovery programs, by conducting experimental work in a translational setting, including the development of novel cellular, molecular and biochemical assays to study pathological mechanisms in cancer and inform opportunities for new therapeutic interventions. The ideal candidate has a background in cell culture, assay development and multiplex immunofluorescence staining. Prior experience working with primary tissues and cells is highly desired.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct patient tissue samples processing and ex vivo model development including patient-derived cell culture, maintenance, propagation and banking.
  • Design, optimize, and set up routine and novel cellular assays to characterize drug responses.
  • Conduct molecular, biochemical and related assays including qPCR, ELISA, Western blot, immunostaining and basic microscopy.
  • Thoroughly and effectively document experimental procedures and results including figures and tables.

Qualifications & Experience

  • 2+ years of college experience specialized in cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related subject with a minimum of 1 years of laboratory experience in cellular biology, oncology and molecular biology.
  • Hands on experience with a wide range of cellular and biochemical assays such as cell culture, western blotting, immunofluorescence staining is required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to maintain good records of laboratory data.
  • Proficiency in computer programs such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

COVID-19 Information
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.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can perform complex functions through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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