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Bristol Myers Squibb

Scientist, Immuno-Oncology Discovery

Science and Research




Redwood City, 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.

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.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative Scientist in cellular and molecular immunology who can provide technical leadership in designing and conducting experiments to drive advancement of early therapeutic targets as well as supporting drug development for cancer immunotherapy specifically in the areas of innate and adaptive immune biology in the tumor microenvironment. The individual will be part of a dynamic and matrixed research team responsible for supporting all aspects of drug discovery and development.

This position will have an emphasis on generating relevant data for selection of clinical candidates and will also include early target discovery, validation, and mechanism of action studies for preclinical drug development. The successful candidate will be heavily involved in the design, execution, and analysis of in vitro and in vivo efficacy studies in mouse tumor models. In addition, the successful candidate will perform various functional immunoassays to screen and characterize therapeutic candidates of both large and small molecule formats and work with cell lines and freshly isolated human tissue and blood cells.

Position Responsibilities:

In the role as a Scientist within the TME TRC Immuno-Oncology & Stroma Biology Group, the ideal candidate will:

  • Design and execute experiments using murine and human primary immune cells

  • Develop novel assays to characterize activity of candidate therapeutics

  • Design, execute, and analyze mouse tumor efficacy studies

  • Immune profile cultured immune cells, lymph tissues and tumor infiltrating leukocytes using multi-parametric FACS

  • Analyze and present scientific results to team meetings

  • Work independently and collaboratively across a dynamic scientific environment, therefore excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills are necessary.

Experience =

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years of academic and / or industry experience


  • Master’s Degree

  • 3+ years of academic and / or industry experience


  • Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in the Life Sciences

  • No experience necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in cellular and molecular immunology and functional assay development

  • Extensive experience in multi-parametric flow cytometry

  • Familiarity with in vivo models of immune disease or oncology

  • Proficiency in scientific computer programs including Microsoft Excel, GraphPad, Spotfire, FlowJo

  • 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.

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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