Senior Associate Scientist
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Located at the Alewife site in Cambridge, MA, Bristol Myers Squibb is seeking a skilled and motivated Sr. Associate Scientist with experience in assay development to validate PD/Efficacy end-points from in vivo models to support programs at various stages of Immunology portfolio. The desired candidate will have the technical expertise in various biochemical and immunological assays. This individual will demonstrate sophisticated scientific thinking and 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 successful candidate.
- Develop, troubleshoot and execute assays, such as Luminex/MSD and qPCR.
- Collaborate alongside a cross-functional team that includes in vivo pharmacologists and immunologists, to drive assessment of PD/Efficacy end-points
- Excellent communication, record keeping, presentation, collaboration and organizational skills are required.
- Travel will be less than 5% of the time.
Qualifications & Experience
- A Bachelor’s degree in the field of biology, immunology or related scientific discipline with at least 4 years work experience or Master’s degree in the field or biology, immunology or related scientific discipline with at least 2 years work experience in a related field in an academic and/or industry setting.
- Extensive experience in designing and executing Luminex/MSD and QPCR assays is a must
- Experience with flow-cytometry is highly desirable
- Experience tissue collection and processing from rodents for ex vivo analysis is highly desirable
- Experience handling and dosing rodents is highly desirable
- Research experience in inflammatory & autoimmune diseases is desirable.
- Outstanding experimental design, troubleshooting, and data analysis skills is a must.
- Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration and organizational skills is a must.
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.
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.
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.
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