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Bristol Myers Squibb

Scientist In-vivo Pharmacology

Science and Research



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.

Scientist, in vivo Pharmacology, Drug Dev and Preclinical Studies / Pharmacology

Position Responsibilities

We are seeking a cardiovascular physiologist/pharmacologist with a track record of characterizing animal models of disease and response to intervention. The successful candidate will be able to apply their knowledge of cardiovascular physiology to validate cardiac/cardiovascular targets, establish pharmacodynamic endpoints in vivo to enable drug discovery programs, elucidate structural-functional pathophysiology, and coordinate ex vivo, microscopic, and/or biochemical characterization/analysis of samples. This is a lab-based position (~80%) primarily performing, hands-on, in vivo studies in rodents with remaining time spent analyzing data, meeting with key stakeholders to present results, and serving as a team representative.

In the role as a Scientist within In-vivo Pharmacology, the ideal candidate:

  • Requires thorough knowledge of varied aspects or a single specialized aspect of own discipline and developed knowledge of other related disciplines
  • Is proficient in scientific / technical writing (e.g., regulatory documents, protocols)
  • Applies scientific and / or technical skills and functional knowledge to conduct experiments / research / studies in assigned area
  • May adapt standard methods and techniques by applying breadth of knowledge and prior work experience
  • Makes decisions that impact entire work group / project team
  • May contribute to initiatives related to continuous improvement or development of new approaches / technologies
  • Makes presentations in small, multidisciplinary meetings, logically presenting information to convey clear, key messages
  • May represent department or function on program / project team or sub-team
  • Perform in vivo studies to characterize and develop models of disease relevant to programs.
  • Lead studies to completion
  • Identify opportunities for protocol improvement and develop new experimental protocols.
  • Document, critically review, modify experimental approach if necessary, and present experimental data in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in Research by providing timely and actionable study results.
  • Contribute to and author reports, abstracts, and publications.
  • Write protocols for IACUC approval and work with IACUC committees.

Desired Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
    • 4-6 years of academic and / or industry experience preferred

Special Qualifications for this role:

  • Understanding of cardiovascular physiology and modern cardiovascular methodologies.
  • Hands-on experience handling and performing basic manipulations of (ie injections, oral dosing) rodents is a must.
  • Experience in performing rodent echocardiography and understanding of echocardiographic parameters is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in performing invasive hemodynamics assessment is preferred.
  • Highly motivated- driven by achieving high goals in a team environment.
  • Excellent laboratory skills, prioritizing accurate and reproducible work.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, collaborative, and able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

At BMS, our employees are committed to the following values:

  • Integrity – We demonstrate ethics, integrity and quality in everything we do for patients, customers and colleagues
  • Innovation – We pursue disruptive and bold solutions for patients
  • Urgency – We move together with speed and quality because patients are waiting
  • Passion – Our dedication to learning and excellence helps us to deliver exceptional results
  • Accountability – We all own BMS’ success and strive to be transparent and deliver on our commitments
  • Inclusion – We embrace diversity and foster an environment where we can all work together at our full potential

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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