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Bristol Myers Squibb, Summer 2024 - Preclinical Cell Therapy Internship - Application via WayUp



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2023
This role is with Bristol Myers Squibb. WayUp is partnering with Bristol Myers Squibb to hire top talent.

Working with Us

Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible. 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. Read more: [careers.bms.com/working-with-us](https://careers.bms.com/working-with-us).

  • Position Summary The Cell Therapy Preclinical Biology team in the Cancer Immunology and Cell Therapy Thematic Research Center is focused on developing novel cellular immunotherapies to treat high unmet need oncology conditions. Our goal is to revolutionize medicine by re-engaging the body’s immune system to treat cancer. At the core of that mission are the talented individuals who contribute their unique skill sets to help us drive innovation and deliver truly life-changing drugs for our patients. BMS is looking for individuals who are passionate about cell therapy and interested in working with a team of scientists and engineers in developing T cell-based medicines. In addition to their project assignments, interns will have opportunities to attend community-building functions including speaker sessions and recreational activities, throughout the summer. At the conclusion of the program, interns will present their project progress to their teams and leaders. This position is a hands-on, laboratory-based role in Seattle, WA in the Cell Therapy Preclinical Sciences group. The candidate will gain experience with the identification, development, and testing of a lead cell therapy drug product candidate that integrates cutting edge gene editing technologies. The candidate will support the design and execution of experiments, analysis of results, and communication of conclusions within cross-functional teams. The intern will gain a deep understanding of the responsibilities of drug product development as a whole and how those responsibilities fit into the larger early drug development pipeline. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as with guidance from a manager and as a member of a team performing interconnected preclinical cell therapy development activities. The candidate should demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, possess excellent analytical and quantitative skills, be able to communicate their problem-solving process and ideas, and ask questions and learn from their teammates. The candidate will gain functional knowledge of laboratory equipment (such as flow cytometry, Incucyte, robotics), cell culture, research scale production of CAR-T cells, and biological assays for functional testing of cell therapy drug candidates.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and execute experiments with supervision to assess function of drug candidates and cellular engineering methods for product optimization
  • Complete timely and thorough documentation of electronic laboratory notebooks
  • Critically analyze and interpret data using statistical methods
  • Organize, record, and maintain experimental data sets
  • Communicate study findings across multiple departments
  • Maintain a safe work environment in accordance with policies/procedures/regulations

Qualifications & Experience

  • Currently a Sophomore or Junior pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree (Students with graduation dates from December 2024 - May 2026)
  • Understanding of cellular biology
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Familiarity with primary cell culture and sterile technique
  • Experience with flow cytometry assay methods a plus
  • Initiative-taking to learn and contribute, willingness to learn with hands on participation
  • A passion and curiosity for experimentation and problem solving
  • The ability to thrive in a collaborative team
  • Effective communication and organization skills
  • Ability to recognize and report problems and solicit direction from supervisor
  • Enthusiasm for science, laboratory work and drug discovery _If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career._

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers

With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture. BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to [adastaffingsupport@bms.com](mailto:adastaffingsupport@bms.com). Visit [careers.bms.com/](https://careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility)[eeo](https://careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility)[-accessibility](https://careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility) to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement. BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters. BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area. Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.