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Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Scientist, Translational Research Immunology in Seattle, Washington

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 Immuno-Oncology and Cellular Therapy Thematic Research Center is one of the fundamental research and early development engines delivering therapeutics to patients. Our mission is to drive leadership in the use biotherapeutics and engineered cell-based therapies to harness the power of immune cells to mediate anti-tumor activity in hematological and solid cancers. Our thematic focus allows the group to capitalize on the cutting-edge science that underpins the action of many of the company’s most innovative therapeutics, without being constrained by drug modality or disease indication.

The Immuno-Oncology and Cellular Therapy Translational Research team is looking for a creative and driven immunologist to help advance our portfolio of biotherapeutics and cell therapies that have entered early clinical trials. Key responsibilities of this role are to assess the pre-clinical efficacy of potential combination therapies, provide biologic insight into the mechanisms of efficacy or resistance/relapse of our therapies, and identify new indications for our clinical stage assets. The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in myeloid, natural killer, and/or T cell immunology and a proven history of implementation of a broad range of immunological and molecular assays using human and tumor cells. The successful candidate must be able to design, execute, and analyze independent experimental plans using cutting-edge technologies for assessing the activity of our immuno-oncology portfolio. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written scientific communication skills with a strong publication track record.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and execute preclinical research strategies to evaluate the efficacy and mechanism of action of immuno-oncology drug candidates alone and in combination using primary cell cultures and patient samples

  • Critically analyze, interpret, and report experimental results; draw appropriate conclusions and design next steps

  • Present results and strategies within the department, externally, and to internal governance committees as required.

  • Provide subject matter expertise in immunology and immuno-oncology to internal project teams and committees as scientific functional lead

  • Ensure that the group maintains current awareness in area of expertise, enhance the scientific credibility of Bristol-Myers Squibb through contributions to the scientific literature (publications/presentations)

  • Contribute to the writing of investigator brochures, IND applications, clinical protocols, regulatory annual reports, and other regulatory documents when appropriate

  • Supervise Associate Scientist(s) and/or Research Associate(s) as needed, and under the direct, but limited supervision of management

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in immunology, immuno-oncology, or related field with at least 3 years of successful post-doctoral experience, evidenced by a strong peer-reviewed publication record, plus a minimum of 3 years of successful experience as a scientist

  • Documented expertise in one or more innate immune cell types strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated independence in experimental design and execution, data analysis, interpretation, and presentation of in vitro / ex vivo analysis of immune responses

  • Proficiency with multiple cutting edge technologies to assess immune cell function including, but not limited to, myeloid cell functional assays (e.g. phagocytosis) , NK and T cell activation assays, cytotoxicity assays, multi-parameter flow cytometry, spectral flow cytometry, CITE-Seq, CyTOF, IncuCyte, and/or imaging technologies

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to identify and implement creative solutions

  • Excellent scientific communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated in a team environment

  • Ability to prioritize tasks among multiple work streams, independently organize time, and plan specifics of work efficiently

  • Proven scientific/project leadership expertise (working in teams, managing collaborations, people/projects)


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.

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Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1543356

Updated: 2021-07-28 02:16:35.902 UTC

Location: Seattle,Washington

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.