Senior Associate Scientist, Immuno-Oncology Discovery Biology
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.
The Tumor Microenvironment Thematic Research Center (TME TRC) is focused on developing therapeutic targets at the intersection of tumor, stromal and immune biology within the TME with the goal of enhancing responsiveness to checkpoint blockade and targeted therapies and transforming response and durability rates for cancer patients. Comprising of scientists across multiple disciplines we are responsible for the biology and translational science necessary to support drug development from target identification through to first in human studies.
The Lymphoid Biology group is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the TME TRC Immuno-Oncology Discovery Biology division in Redwood City, CA and aide in the advancement of therapeutic targets in drug discovery and early development.
In the role as a Senior Associate Scientist within the TME TRC I-O Discovery Biology – Lymphoid Biology group, the ideal candidate:
Designs and executes studies to validate target biology, characterize drug candidates (large and small), and explore combinatorial therapeutic strategies.
Designs and executes experimental plans that support project progression across non-clinical and clinical milestones.
Conceptualizes, designs, and performs novel functional assays that contribute to target validation, drug lead selection, or mechanism of action.
Presents experiments and results at project team meetings, group meetings, and company meetings.
Advances group capabilities and know-how by identifying and implementing novel technologies.
Will be expected to effectively collaborate with colleagues across functional groups and have excellent communication skills. Strong technical skills with a background in cancer immunology and lymphoid biology is desired.
4+ years of academic and / or industry experience
2+ years of academic and / or industry experience
Industry experience in drug discovery or translational research is a plus
Experience with multi-color flow cytometry is required
Experience in bioinformatics or dataset mining is a plus
Experience in isolation, characterization and functional assay development using primary cells of rodent and/or human origin is required
Able to interpret and summarize scientific data in a clear and concise manner
Understanding of, and experience in assay development related to lymphoid cells and the tumor microenvironment a plus
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and innovative research environment
Flexibility and interest in learning new techniques and skills in accordance with the research program needs
Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational, and record-keeping 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.
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