Associate Scientist

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 Lead Discovery and Optimization Group within Small Molecule Drug Discovery in San Diego focuses on delivering novel therapeutics for disease intervention by engaging E3 ubiquitin ligases for targeted protein degradation. We are seeking a highly driven Associate Scientist to assist in the identification and characterization of drug candidates for the treatment of human diseases. The successful candidate will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment to carry out cell-based assays in support of small molecule discovery for pre-clinical development.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Design and implementation of high-throughput cell-based reporter assays to characterize compounds
  • Establish stable cell lines via lentiviral transduction and maintain mammalian cell lines
  • Conduct routine molecular and cellular experiments including DNA/RNA/protein extraction, immunoblot analysis, and immunoprecipitation
  • Assist senior researchers in executing, conducting analyses, and reporting results of experiments
  • Familiarity with literature and internal best practices to identify opportunities to improve productivity and quality of work
  • Analyze, troubleshoot, and recommend corrective actions for routine problems
  • Maintain an accurate, comprehensive, and current laboratory notebook
  • Write protocols, procedures and technical reports
  • Communicate results via written reports and oral presentations


Minimum Qualifications
  • BS with 1+ years of experience post-graduation in cell biology or related scientific discipline
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture, plate-based cellular assays, immunoblotting, and basic molecular biology techniques
  • Experience with medium and high throughput screening is highly preferred
  • Experience with targeted protein degradation assay is a plus
  • Familiarity with automation instruments and multi-mode plate readers
  • Outstanding problem-solving and organization skills.
  • Effective team player and strong individual contributor
  • Self-driven, flexible, pragmatic and able to handle multiple tasks while delivering high quality data
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written


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.

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 any part of the recruitment process direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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