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Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Scientist, Molecular and Cellular Biology in San Diego, California

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 Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Group in the Oncogenesis Thematic Research Center at BMS focuses on delivering novel cancer therapeutics by engaging E3 ubiquitin ligases for targeted protein degradation. We are seeking a motivated Senior Scientist with broad experience and deep understanding of the small-molecule drug discovery processes. The successful candidate will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment to develop robust cellular assays, design and conduct in vitro studies to support discovery of small molecules as clinical development candidates. The desired candidate should have a strong analytical capability, excellent skills in assay development and data management. Responsibilities include developing relevant cellular models and assays in support of SAR, mechanism of action (MoA), biomarker selection, and testing therapeutic hypothesis. The candidate will work within discovery project teams with scientists across different functional areas and is expected to contribute to project based decisions.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop relevant cell-based and biochemical assays and in vitro models to support identification, optimization, and characterization of novel chemical matter

  • Lead efforts to support biology needs for different projects and drug discovery teams

  • Design and conduct critical experiments using expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, Biochemistry and assay development to support SAR and MoA studies.

  • Support SAR assay implementation and data management across different assay formats.

  • Analyze and present data in an organized and timely manner

Requirements :

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Cell and Molecular Biology or a related field with 2 years of work experience or Master’s degree with at least 10 years or Bachelor’s degree with at least 12 years of work or experience

  • Extensive experience in molecular and cell biology with in-depth knowledge and training in cancer biology; previous experience in E3 ligase and UPS biology or protein homeostasis is a plus.

  • Hands-on experience in molecular and cellular technologies including, but not limited to, mammalian cell culture, quantitative PCR, bDNA, nanostring, immunofluorescence, and SDS-PAGE/Western blotting, ELISA, cell proliferation assays, and manipulation/editing of gene expression using RNAi and CRISPR

  • Data analysis skills and experience with a variety of scientific software applications are required.

  • Capability to pay attention to details, stay focused and deliver high quality data in a timely and well organized manner.

  • Highly motivated, great collaborative nature and organizational skills, excellent communication skills required.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic team environment; flexibility to adapt to changes with a positive attitude.

  • Experience in small molecule drug discovery in an industrial setting is preferred.

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.

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 any part of the recruitment process direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1544068

Updated: 2021-07-31 03:10:03.904 UTC

Location: San Diego,California

Bristol Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.