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Bristol Myers Squibb

Cardiovascular and Fibrosis Translational Research Co-op (West Coast) - Fall 2023

Science and Research

Research and Development


Brisbane, California, 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

Position Timeline July 2023 - December 2023

The CV & FIB Translational Research group within the Immunology, Cardiovascular and Fibrosis Thematic Research Center (ICF-TRC) at BMS seeks to understand hypothesis-driven disease pathophysiology to enable patient selection and stratification in clinical trials. The team is highly focused on identifying circulating biomarkers of disease severity to enhance patient stratification and aid the testing of cardiovascular and fibrotic early discovery preclinical candidates.

The CV & FIB Translational Research group is seeking a talented and highly motivated graduate student interested in a scientific environment that offers hands-on translational research experience in a teamorientated and fastpaced environment. The student, working closely with a mentor, will be assigned an exciting project to identify non-invasive biomarkers through human repository sample procurement, processing, analysis and interpretation of findings using a multiple modality approach. During the 6-month program, the student will be mentored in the development of critical thinking, laboratory skills, translational application to the clinic and preclinical candidates, data and literature analysis, and presentation/verbal communication skills.

A Co-op position in the CV & FIB Translational Research group with a focus on biomarker identification is a valuable opportunity for a graduate student to perform innovative work that will impact early drug discovery pipeline transitions by providing the translational component, to learn about the drug development process in a highly dynamic environment, and to develop educational and technical skills for application towards a scientific career path and career-oriented decisions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively contribute to translational project which is aligned with CV & FIB Translational Research objectives and participate in BMS Co-op program requirements.
  • Responsibilities may include laboratory work, literature/data review, and/or computational analyses.
  • Present Co-op project at the CV & FIB Translational Research weekly lab meetings and at the conclusion of the program to the Translational Early Development Team.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Current graduate student with good standing in biological science graduate program; a demonstrated emphasis in translational biomarkers (preferred).
  • Completion of at least first year in an accredited graduate degree program.
  • Availability for full-time employment (40 hrs/week) throughout 6-month program period.
  • Experience in wet lab experimentation, analysis & interpretation of results is required.
  • Interpersonal and collaboration skills, including the willingness and ability to foster working relationships with a range of stakeholders.

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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