Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Research Investigator-IO Mechanistic Disease Discovery (1) in Redwood City, California
The Senior Research Investigator will join the Mechanistic Disease Discovery Research team at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Redwood City CA to lead a team working to deliver potential biomarker and mechanism of action data for targets in the IO space.
The qualified candidate is a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual that possesses substantial experience in the biology of immune cells, preferably in the tumor environment. The candidate will be expected to effectively collaborate with colleagues in the oncology, protein engineering, chemistry, translational medicine, biomarker, and clinical groups. The candidate will lead a team that will collaborate closely with various target teams to build deep, mechanistically driven biology packages to support advancement of therapeutic candidates. The candidate will interface and collaborate with teams responsible for human tissue analysis, flow cytometry, mouse models, and IHC. The successful candidate has superb verbal and written communication skills and is capable of presenting scientific results to multidisciplinary teams, senior management and at external scientific meetings. The candidate will act as an expert resource in his/her scientific field and in related disciplines, and collaborate across a highly matrixed organizational structure.
A Ph.D. degree with 4+ years of post-doctoral experience in cellular and/or tumor immunology or a closely related field is required. Industry experience is highly desired. Familiarity with biomarker and companion diagnostic identification and their application to clinical samples is highly desired. A proven track record in the field of Immunology/Immuno-Oncology, as evidenced by publication record is required. Extensive experience with primary immune cells of rodent and human origin as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the basics of cellular immunology, as it applies to cancer is required. Demonstrated creativity and novel approaches to solving scientific problems is desired. Experience with or expertise in primary human samples is highly desired, as is the ability to utilize these samples to build a mechanistic understanding of disease biology. Deep experience in applying flow cytometry and sequencing data to human immune biology is critical. This group will build target engagement, receptor occupancy, and pharmacodynamic readouts for early targets in IO. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively, internally and externally is required. Management/supervisory experience is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Passion for developing talent and building a highly collaborative and interactive team is essential. Ability to effectively present scientific data and concepts across various forums is required. This position is located in Redwood City, CA. There will be less than 10% Travel.
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, disability or protected veteran status.