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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Associate Scientist, Immuno-Oncology and Stromal Biology

Science and Research



Redwood City, California, United States

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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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:

The Stromal Biology group within the TME TRC (Redwood City, CA) is seeking a highly motivated Sr. Associate Scientist level candidate to aid in the advancement of therapeutic targets in drug discovery and early development. The candidate will design and execute studies to validate target biology, characterize drug candidates (large and small), and explore combinatorial therapeutic strategies. The candidate will be expected to effectively collaborate with colleagues across functional groups and have excellent communication skills. Strong technical skills with a background in stromal biology and/or immunology is desired.

Position Responsibilities:

In the role as a Senior Associate Scientist within the TME TRC Stromal Biology group, the ideal candidate:

  • Designs and executes preclinical experiments from in vitro systems and treated tumor samples to support drug discovery

  • Contributes to exploratory target identification and validation of novel targets

  • Reads literature to identify targets of interest and assays that model stromal activities in the tumor microenvironment

Experience =

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 4+ years of academic and/or industry experience


  • Master’s Degree with 2+ years of academic and/or industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with primary cell culture and cellular and biochemical assays

  • Experience with multi-parameter flow cytometry (FACS) and data analysis software

  • Direct experience in modeling fibroblast or endothelial cell biology in vitro

  • Industry experience in oncology drug discovery or translational research is a plus

  • Able to interpret and summarize scientific data in a clear and concise manner

  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and record-keeping skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with 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 research program needs

The qualified candidate will bring an enthusiasm for developing new therapies and an ability to identify, optimize, and run key in vitro and ex vivo assays to understand stromal cell functions.

The starting compensation for this job is a range from $79,000.00 – $110,000.00, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).

The starting pay takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and where the job is performed. Final, individual compensation is decided based on demonstrated experience.

For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Careers site.

Eligibility for specific benefits listed in our careers site may vary based on the job and location.




If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

COVID-19 Information
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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