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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Scientist Translational Medicine

Science and Research



Summit, New Jersey, United States

Working with Us
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.

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. Read more:

Translational Medicine at BMS

Translational medicine is a department within the Research organization that facilitates the transition of drug candidates from early to late-stage clinical development, their approval and life cycle management. Early-stage translational development activities enable rational determination of dose-schedule and responsive patient populations, based on deep understanding of drug mechanism of action and disease segments. Late-stage translational development activities build upon the early work, additionally exploring mechanisms of resistance, rational drug combinations and product differentiation. The late-stage translational development function is responsible for the development of translational strategies to support the development, and maximize the potential, of BMS’s therapies post-clinical proof-of-concept, including registrations and life-cycle management. Translational disease strategies in heme malignancies are derived from long term investments in developing data and deep expertise in disease biology, patient segments, immunodeficiencies and of therapeutic resistance to assist science driven strategies for the development of the heme pipeline.

Position Description:

  • Develops and executes translational disease strategy in lymphoma disease area with deep disease expertise
  • Leads and oversees execution of disease strategy including but not limited to various aspects of patient selection strategies
  • Serves as scientific expert in generating novel hypotheses for targetable biologies based on novel discoveries integrating disease work with literature and deep expertise in lymphoma biology
  • Manages cross functional disease project teams with key interfaces in IT, bioinformatics, data sci, stats, external collaborators, contractors, other disease strategy leads and asset leads
  • Maintains relationship with translational clinicians for identifying new opportunities and for gaining disease insight
  • Identifies needs, gaps and translational disease questions and applies knowledge across all assets in BMS portfolio in lymphoma area
  • Leads small and large collaborations with academia and industry partners to identify biobanks, clinical trials and existing databases to collate multi-parameter genomic, immune and clinical datasets to mine for novel biomarkers of unmet need patients in conjunction with computational biologists, data scientists and statisticians
  • Collaborate and guide bioinformatics partners on biological questions to deliver biomarkers and biological understanding from whole transcriptome, whole exome, and/or whole genome data, immune profile and single cell data in order to support drug discovery and development in hematology.
  • Manage relationships with key internal stakeholders including regulatory, clinical and commercial and scientific communications and external collaborators to develop translational analysis plans and timelines, communicate analysis results.
  • Represent the Hematology Translational Medicine function at various internal meetings and provide domain knowledge and disease expertise to cross-functional teams.
  • Direct and support publications in high quality scientific, technical or medical journals.


  • PhD degree in a relevant field (e.g. molecular biology, cancer biology, human genetics).
  • Minimum of 3 years post-PhD experience, with demonstrated scientific leadership in integrating, analyzing, and interpreting multimodal biological data in an academic and/or industry setting.
  • Strong background in human genetics/genomics, cellular biology, immunology or immuno-oncology, with an understanding of the tumor microenvironment, is required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing and competing priorities and ambiguity.
  • Strong team player with the ability to work in cross-functional teams. Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Prior experience with clinical trials preferred but not essential
  • Strong track record of high-quality scientific publications in relevant fields

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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