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Bristol Myers Squibb

High-Throughput Expression and Purification Research Co-op - Spring 2023

Science and Research

Research and Development



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 are seeking an intern to join the Protein Science team at our state-of-the-art facility in Cambridge, MA. The qualified candidate will execute a series of experiments designed to optimize a multi-step purification. The candidate will effectively utilize the operation of an integrated automation robot to perform small scale, high-throughput mammalian protein expression and purification playing a major role in support of biotherapeutic discovery efforts at BMS and may have an opportunity to impact the development of new automation capabilities within the group.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in executing both manual and automation method development experiments for multi-step protein purification.
  • Effectively utilize an automated integrated robotic system to perform mammalian transient transfections and protein purifications in a plate-based setting.
  • Perform mammalian protein expression using transient transfection and antibody purification and quantitation
  • Ensure accurate registration of protein lots and associated data into Genedata.
  • Maintain a complete and current Electronic Laboratory Notebook.
  • Collaborate in multi-disciplinary drug discovery teams, communicate results both written and verbally with matrixed working group.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Completed coursework in biology and biochemistry
  • Experience using graduated pipettes and single-channel or multichannel pipettes
  • Must be detail oriented with great communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Mammalian cell culture, purification and aseptic technique is desirable

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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