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Associate Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology, Tumor Microenvironment Research

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Redwood City, California, US
Closing date
Jun 14, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those arent 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. Youll 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:

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, you will provide technical and scientific 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). Title is flexible contingent upon years of experience.

Position Summary:

You will design, plan, and 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/validationto 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:
  • Bachelors Degree
    • 2+ years of academic and / or industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors and 2-5+ years of experience or Masters and 0-3+ years of experience or PhD with 0-3+ years of experience.
  • Hands on expertise in broadin vivopharmacology 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 doesnt 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.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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