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Senior Scientist, Immune Oncology & Cellular Therapy TRC Translational Development

Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

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.Position SummaryThe candidate will have responsibility for directing the scientific aspects of translational medicine correlative studies to support immunotherapy development programs in the Immune Oncology and Cellular Therapy Thematic Research Center. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving and implementing translational development strategies for BMS immune oncology clinical studies. A strong background in cancer biology, molecular biology, or immunology is required, and experience developing biomarkers for clinical trials, analyzing high content datasets, and knowledge of hematological or solid tumor biology is desirable. The individual will work with contract research organizations, and internal and external collaborators, to design, execute, and interpret translationally focused experiments and analyses. Activities include biomarker identification, collaboration on assay validation and implementation, and generation and analysis of data that supports pharmacodynamic evaluation of drugs and mechanism of action in the clinical trial setting to inform development of immunotherapy agents.Key Responsibilities

  • Develop new concepts and mechanism of action hypotheses identifying distinguishing characteristic of BMS IO and CT agents alone and in combination with other therapies.
  • Coordinate analysis of clinical trial samples and lead interpretation of pharmacodynamic and MoA biomarkers
  • Critically analyze, interpret, and report experimental results in a timely and impactful manner to cross functional project teams; draw appropriate conclusions and design next steps
  • Discover and/or develop biomarkers for clinical trial use and MoA research
  • Independently manage internal projects in immune oncology and cell therapy drug development
  • Serve on internal cross functional project teams and committees as scientific functional lead
  • Work closely with corporate partners to support preclinical, translational, and clinical development of cancer therapeutics.
  • Participate in IO CT TRC team meetings to present data and drive discussion
  • Understand the context, impact and timely communication of data
  • Evaluate innovative technologies for developing biomarker assays
  • Coordinate external academic collaborations and contract research laboratoriesQualifications & Experience
    • Degree in cancer biology, molecular biology, or immunology or demonstrated deep experience in immunotherapy research, Ph.D. degree with at least 3 years experience as a scientist, preferably in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry setting
    • In-depth knowledge of fundamentals of tumor biology in solid and hematological malignancies desirable
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, evidenced by strong ability to interact with and influence research scientists, project teams, outside collaborators and commercial vendors
    • Expertise in developing and analyzing biomarkers for clinical trials desired
    • Experience analyzing high content (eg, transcriptomic, proteomic) datasets desirable
    • Relevant skills include proficiency in immunological techniques (flow cytometry, intracellular staining, cytotoxicity assays, ELISA, ELISpot, etc.), cell biology (transient and stable engineering of cell lines, also using viral transduction, immunocytochemistry, microscopy), and molecular biology
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to identify and implement creative solutions
    • Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently
    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a highly matrixed organization#BMSCARTAround 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 . Visitto access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Keywords: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Seattle , Senior Scientist, Immune Oncology & Cellular Therapy TRC Translational Development, Healthcare , Seattle, Washington

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