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Bristol Myers Squibb

Scientist Discovery Immunology (R1560295-en-us)

Science and Research

Scientist

Yearly

No

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.

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 Immunology, Cardiovascular & Fibrosis (ICF) Thematic Research Center (TRC) at BMS is one of the fundamental units within Research & Early Development (R&ED) delivering therapeutics to patients. Our mission is to create transformative medicines of tomorrow based on the cutting-edge science of today. We leverage BMS’s internal innovation engine that includes industry-leading expertise in small molecule chemistry, protein biotherapeutics, cell therapy, protein degradation, nucleic acids, and other therapeutic modalities. We work closely with our R&ED colleagues in clinical and non-clinical development, project leadership, translational medicine, and informatics to advance therapies based on a deep understanding of causal human biology. Furthermore, we collaborate across the biopharmaceutical ecosystem to establish partnerships that complement our internal expertise.

Position Summary

BMS Discovery Immunology, located at the Alewife site in Cambridge, MA, offers a highly energetic, vibrant and dynamic environment for you to take your career to the next level. If you are eager to learn cutting-edge techniques, love to collaborate cross-functionally and perform exciting research that really makes a difference for patients, apply now to join us!

We are currently seeking a highly motivated scientist with expertise in various aspects of immunology, molecular biology, and drug discovery to join our Discovery Biology, Immunology team. The candidate will focus on drug discovery within the area of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, which includes (but not necessarily limited to) target identification, target validation, elucidating drug mechanism of action, molecular basis of disease states & the assessment/development of novel cellular therapy modalities to support drug development programs. As a team member, the ideal candidate will work in close collaboration with colleagues from different functions to build and expand our innovative and life-changing therapies for patients with auto-immune diseases. The desired candidate must demonstrate strong technical expertise & understanding of molecular & cellular biology and immunology. This individual must demonstrate sophisticated scientific thinking, be detail-oriented & have the capacity/eagerness to rise to challenges. A strong work ethic, good judgement, and the ability to work equally well in a team or independently are key qualities in the desired candidate.

Job Requirements:

This position requires a Ph.D. degree in the field of biology, immunology, or related scientific discipline with ideally 1-2 years of post-graduate training or industry experience or an MSc degree with at least 6+ years of relevant post-graduate experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop therapeutic hypotheses for autoimmune disease(s) based on literature discoveries, in vitro experimental data, in vivo animal modeling, immunological evolution, genetics, clinical data, and technological advances.
  • Collaborate alongside a cross-functional team that includes immunologists, chemists, computational chemists, biochemists, in vivo biologists and proteomics experts to discover new targets, derive new biological mechanistic insights, and support programs as they move through clinical development.
  • Learn, develop, troubleshoot and execute cell line-based and/or primary cell-based experiments (mouse, monkey and human) such as genetic manipulations, western blots, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, ELISAs, immunoprecipitation, qPCR, RNA-seq, etc. to drive early discovery efforts.
  • Design sophisticated cross-disciplinary experiments within project teams to enable the progression of therapeutic candidates through the drug pipeline.
  • Excellent communication, record keeping, presentation, collaboration and organizational skills are required.
  • Travel will be less than 5% of the time

Qualifications & Experience

  • Research experience in inflammatory & autoimmune diseases, molecular immunology, immunometabolism, infectious diseases, neuroimmunology and/or cancer immunotherapy is highly desirable.
  • A clear track record of scientific accomplishment.
  • Extensive hands-on experience in tissue culture handling of cell lines and/or isolation, culture, and characterization of primary immune cells from human or animal tissues is required.
  • A sophisticated understanding of experimental design and the ability to identify scientific problems as well as potential solutions.
  • Evidence of sustained independent thought as well as creativity in developing unique scientific ideas/technologies.
  • An ability to analyze large multi-dimensional (e.g. multi-OMICs) datasets is desired, but not required.
  • Excellent organizational, record keeping, oral and written communication skills

Why You Should Apply

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.

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.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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