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Bristol Myers Squibb

Associate Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology, Tumor Microenvironment Research

Science and Research



Redwood City, California, United States

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When you join BMS, you are joining a diverse, high-achieving team united by a common mission.

The Tumor Microenvironment Thematic Research Center (TME TRC) is focused on developing therapeutic targets at the intersection of stromal, tumor and immune biology that enhance responsiveness to checkpoint blockade and other targeted therapies and transform response and durability rates for cancer patients. Our team comprises of scientists across multiple disciplines who are responsible for the biology and translational science necessary to support drug development from target identification through to first in human studies.

The In Vivo Pharmacology (IVP) Group within the TME TRC is dedicated to developing the IVP strategy and designing and executing on the IVP studies required to progress all the TME TRC preclinical drug development programs (both small and large molecule) from validation through to candidate selection and beyond.

In this role, the Associate Scientist will provide technical expertise in in vivo study planning and execution, participate in data interpretation and presentation. You will effectively collaborate with colleagues in IVP and with colleagues in cross-functional groups at TME TRC (discovery and translational research) and other supportive line functions (biotherapeutics, predictive science, and small molecule drug development).

Position Summary:

You will execute in vivo studies, analyze, and present data. You will gain and provide technical and scientific in vivo pharmacology expertise to advance drug discovery programs from target identification/validation to IND enabling activities. You will interact and collaborate effectively in a multi-functional dynamic team environment.

Position Responsibilities:

In the role as an Associate Scientist within the TME TRC In Vivo Pharmacology team, the ideal candidate:

  • Sets up and executes in vivo studies to validate targets, test novel drugs (small and large molecules), and combination strategies with a focus on oncology/immuno-oncology models (including syngeneic tumor models, xenograft models, models using transgenic lines, GEMMs etc).

  • Documents data generated as a report in electronic notebook.

  • May present study findings within IVP and/or at cross-functional team meetings

  • Complies with IACUC and AALAC regulations

Experience =

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

    • 2+ years of academic and / or industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and 2-5+ years of experience or Master’s and 0-3+ years of experience or PhD with 0-3+ years of experience.

  • Hands on expertise in broad in vivo pharmacology skills (dosing via different routes e.g. I.P, I.V, PO etc, tissue/blood collection) required.

  • Experience with syngeneic and xenograft tumor models is highly preferred.

  • Experience with data capturing and analysis software is preferred (i.e. electronic notebook, StudyLog, PRISM, Excel).

  • Experience in ex vivo assays like FACS is desired but not a requirement.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with internal and external colleagues fostering a collaborative workplace environment.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment while supporting project timelines.

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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