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Senior Associate Scientist / Scientist, Immuno-Oncology Discovery Biology

Bristol Myers Squibb
Redwood City, California, US
Closing date
Jan 21, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
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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) at Bristol Myers Squibb is focused on developing therapeutic targets at the intersection of tumor, stromal and immune biology with the goal of enhancing responsiveness to immune checkpoint blockade, targeted and cell therapies. Comprised of scientists across multiple disciplines, we are responsible for the biology and translational science required to support drug development from target identification through proof-of-concept (POC) studies in cancer patients.

Position Summary:

The Lymphoid Biology group is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the Immuno-Oncology Discovery Biology group and aide 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 cancer immunology and lymphoid biology is desired.


  • Design and execute experimental plans that support project progression across non-clinical and clinical milestones
  • Conceptualize, design, and perform novel functional assays that contribute to target validation, drug lead selection, or mechanism of action
  • Present experiments and results at project team meetings, group meetings, and company meetings
  • Advance group capabilities and know-how by identifying and implementing novel technologies

  • B.S. with 5 - 10 years or M.S. with 3 - 6+ years of relevant experience in immunology, cell biology or related field is required.
  • Industry experience in drug discovery or translational research is a plus
  • Experience with multi-color flow cytometry is required
  • Experience in bioinformatics or dataset mining is a plus
  • Experience in isolation, characterization and functional assay development using primary cells of rodent and/or human origin is required
  • Able to interpret and summarize scientific data in a clear and concise manner
  • Understanding of, and experience in assay development related to lymphoid cells and the tumor microenvironment a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the 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 the research program needs
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational, and record-keeping skills

This position is located in Redwood City, CA and will be lab-based.


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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