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Senior Principal Scientist / Associate Director, Immuno-Oncology Discovery Biology

Adecco Group
Redwood City, California, US
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Nov 27, 2021

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Senior Principal Scientist / Associate Director, Immuno-Oncology Discovery Biology
  • Redwood City, California
  • Drug Discovery Research
  • R1547216
  • Full Time
  • 2021-10-11T00:00:00+0000
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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 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. 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:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Associate Director or Senior Principal Scientist with deep oncology drug discovery and development experience to join the Lymphoid Biology team as part of the Immunology and Stromal Biology Discovery group within the TME TRC (Redwood City, CA). The individual will be part of a dynamic and matrixed research team responsible for supporting all aspects of drug discovery and development. They will work collaboratively with drug discovery, predictive sciences, translational and clinical teams to identify opportunities in an evolving oncology landscape to advance molecules and further mechanistic understandings of lymphoid biology. The qualified candidate will bring extensive knowledge in immunology, cancer, and drug development to the team and will have a proven track record in effectively managing, mentoring and developing scientific teams.

Core Responsibilities:

As a group leader, inspire and direct a team of talented scientists focused on delivering novel therapies that modulate lymphoid and immune biology within the TME TRC

Integrate human translational data, immunology, cancer biology, and the evolving oncology landscape to identify drug discovery programs targeting the TME

Champion efforts to study patient segments to identify novel opportunities.

Contribute to shaping and implementing research strategy that delivers an innovative Lymphoid biology portfolio within the TME TRC

Ensure key programs are aligned with overall research strategies and appropriate activities and resources are prioritized

Leverage subject matter expertise to identify opportunities and sources of portfolio growth (including from internal and external innovation)

Contribute knowledge and expert opinions across functions, locally and globally

Support a culture of rigorous data-driven decision-making that rewards truth-seeking behavior

Mentorship and direct management of scientists and research associates

Recruit and retain top talent critical to continue business success by developing and mentoring individuals and teams


PhD in Immunology, Cancer Biology, or equivalent advanced biology degree. Experience with human cancer disease drivers, B cell biology, and a reverse translational approach is a plus

Eight (8*) to ten (10)+ years of industry experience, with a proven track record in target validation and drug discovery (*Senior Principal Scientist)

Strong background in drug discovery, with small molecule experience being a plus

Working knowledge of all functional areas of drug development including toxicology, translational biology and early clinical development

Experience leading and developing high performing, cross-functional matrix teams (Ph.D and non-Ph.D. group members)

Experience with group leadership and direct management of Ph.D and non-Ph.D. staff

Excellent verbal and written communication skills across all levels both within an organization and with external collaborators/companies with the ability to recognize, articulate and accept calculated risks to make informed decisions

Working knowledge of all functional areas of drug development including toxicology, translational biology and early clinical development

Experience in bringing biologic and/or small molecule programs from preclinical research through to IND submission


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 . Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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