Preclinical Research Associate

Bristol-Myers Squibb Redwood City, CA

About the Job


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.


One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together.  Driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support.  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 the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.


General Duties


We are looking for a motivated and energetic candidate to join the Animal Biology team at our Redwood City site. The candidate will be responsible for executing and analyzing animal studies in support of preclinical development of oncology and immuno-oncology therapeutics. This position requires knowledge and proficiency with a wide range of in vivo models and techniques related to immunology and oncology. The candidate will be expected to readily coordinate and execute existing methodologies, as well as independently develop new methodologies to meet the company goals. The candidate will be expected to assume a leadership role, both in terms of study execution as well as overall program development. Participation in the vivarium occupational health program is required.


  • Senior RA with >8 years of post BS experience or 5 years post MS
Required skills\:
  • Ability to work independently to execute animal studies and model development projects.
  • Willing to work with BSL2 level infectious disease agents.
  • Willing to mentor junior staff to ensure proper conduct of animal procedures and SOPs.
  • Mastery of humane animal handling and procedures (injections, dosing, tissue harvest).
  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate across groups
  • Must have experience reviewing experimental results and performing data analysis.
  • Familiarity with StudyLog, Excel, Spotfire, Prizm or similar software desired.
  • Expected to effectively relay study conclusions or recommendations to management.