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Senior Research Investigator, Cambridge, Massachusetts

CategoryDrug Dev and Preclinical Studies
Job typeFull-Time
CountryUnited States

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.

Senior Research Investigator, Emerging Technology

Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

The Solid Tumor Translational Development Disease Team (ST-TDDT) is looking for a thoughtful, innovative, and highly motivated Senior Research Investigator to join our Cambridge, MA based team. The successful candidate will be a key contributor to the group, by designing and executing on scientific strategies to investigate mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapies. They will be an expert in conducting sophisticated experimental work in a translational setting, including, but not limited to the development of novel cellular, molecular and biochemical assays to study pathological mechanisms in cancer and inform opportunities for new therapeutic interventions. The ideal candidate will also have a documented understanding of the complex interplay between the tumor and tumor microenvironment, and its role in immune evasion and therapeutic resistance. A significant component of the role will also involve the identification, evaluation and implementation of emerging technologies to complement established approaches within the ST-TDDT and address key mechanism of resistance hypotheses. Some experience working with emerging 'omics platforms (e.g., proteomics, metabolomics) is highly desired.

Additional expectations of the role include: serving as a thought leader within the team to critically evaluate literature, provide scientific insights and inform program strategies; independently designing, executing and interpreting experiments to generate decisional data; supporting scientific associates in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments; introducing and troubleshooting new methods, platforms and project concepts; and liaising with external partners to evaluate and deploy new capabilities. The qualified candidate should be capable of working on multiple projects within a highly-matrixed, multi-disciplinary research environment. The position requires exceptional communication skills and an ability to present complex data in a clear and concise manner.

Qualifications / Essential Skills
  • PhD in cancer biology or related discipline with 3-4 years post-graduate experience, including at least 1 year in a biotech/pharma setting
  • Deep understanding of the role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer etiology and therapeutic resistance as demonstrated by a strong peer-reviewed publication record
  • Clear evidence of independent thought and creativity in developing and implementing strategies to answer key biological questions
  • Experience managing interactions with external partners to assess, troubleshoot and deploy new technological capabilities and platforms
  • Prior experience and comfort working in a highly matrixed, multi-disciplinary environment
  • Exceptional written and oral presentation skills

We follow the science and continue to invest in translational research to deepen our understanding of disease biology, uncover insights about predictive biomarkers, and make precision medicine a reality for more patients.

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.
EmployerBristol-Myers Squibb

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