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Research Investigator Cancer Biology

Company name
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Redwood City, CA, United States

Employment Type

Post Doc, Pharmaceutical

Posted on
Oct 13, 2020

Valid Through
Jan 26, 2021

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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) is focused on developing therapeutic targets at the intersection of tumor, stromal and immune biology within the TME with the goal of enhancing responsiveness to checkpoint blockade and targeted therapies. Comprising of scientists across multiple disciplines we are responsible for the biology and translational science necessary to support drug development from target identification through to first in human studies.

Position Summary:

The Research Investigator will join the Cancer Biology research team within the Tumor Microenvironment Thematic Research Center (TME TRC) at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) in Redwood City, CA. This team is composed of cancer biologists/geneticists who work closely with immunologists/immuno-oncologists and stromal biologists to develop novel therapeutics that modulate the TME. Our mission is to provide transformative medicines that benefit the lives of patients.

The qualified candidate is a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual who possesses substantial experience in studying tumor biology and genetics, especially with respect to how these features impact immune responses within the TME. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the team’s portfolio by developing new project hypotheses (gleaned from literature reports, evaluation of public and proprietary tumor profiling datasets, relevant preclinical mechanistic and functional screens, etc.), validating hypotheses in preclinical models, and developing assays to support early preclinical drug development.

The successful candidate will manage a team of laboratory personnel, serving as a “lead in the lab” by providing expert scientific and technical mentorship. The successful candidate will also be expected to act as an expert resource and also to maintain expertise in his/her field and in related scientific disciplines.

The ability to independently design and execute decision-driving experimental and strategic plans that advance portfolio projects is required. To be successful, the candidate must possess proficiency in verbal and written communication. This includes the ability to efficiently convey complex scientific findings internally to multidisciplinary teams and senior management as well external at scientific meetings. In order to drive innovation and to advance the TRC portfolio, the candidate will need to be comfortable working in a highly matrixed and collaborative environment and to be influential in sharing his/her ideas and in providing constructive feedback to colleagues.


A Ph.D. degree with 0-3 years postdoctoral/academic/industrial experience in cancer biology/genetics or a closely related field is required.

Excellent in vitro biology, experimental design, and technical execution skills are required. This should be reflected in the candidate’s peer-reviewed publication track record.

Experience in the design, validation and execution of genetic/phenotypic screens is highly desired.

An ability to effectively interact with core bioinformatics colleagues and to independently navigate relevant publically available tools, such as cBioPortal and DepMap, is required.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and influence effectively with people, internally and externally, is required.

The ability to manage a small laboratory group is expected, including providing growth and development opportunities for associate reports.

This position is located in Redwood City, CA. There will be less than 10% travel.


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.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1530789-en-us

Updated: 2020-10-14 00:43:19.538 UTC

Location: Redwood City,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.

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