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Hours Full-time
Location Princeton, New Jersey

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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:

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.

Position Summary

The Cardiovascular Translational Research group within the Immunology and Cardiovascular Thematic Research Center (ICV-TRC) at BMS seeks to understand hypothesis-driven disease pathophysiology to enable patient selection and stratification in clinical trials. The team is highly focused on identifying circulating biomarkers of disease severity to enhance patient stratification and aid the testing of cardiovascular early discovery preclinical candidates.

The Cardiovascular Translational Research group seeks a talented and highly motivated graduate student interested in a scientific environment that offers hands-on translational research experience in a team‐orientated, fast-paced environment. The student, working closely with a mentor, will be assigned an exciting project to identify non-invasive biomarkers through human repository sample procurement, processing, analysis, and interpretation of findings using a multiple-modality approach. During the 6-month program, the student will be mentored in the development of critical thinking, laboratory skills, translational application to the clinic and preclinical candidates, data and literature analysis, and presentation/verbal communication skills.

A Co-op position in the Cardiovascular Translational Research group with a focus on biomarker identification is a valuable opportunity for a graduate student to perform innovative work that will impact early drug discovery pipeline transitions by providing the translational component, to learn about the drug development process in a highly dynamic environment, and to develop educational and technical skills for application towards a scientific career path and career-oriented decisions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively contribute to translational project which is aligned with Cardiovascular Translational Research objectives and participate in BMS Co-op program requirements.
  • Responsibilities may include laboratory work, literature/data review, and/or computational analyses.
  • Present Co-op project at the Cardiovascular Translational Research weekly lab meetings and at the conclusion of the program to the Translational Early Development Team.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Current graduate student with good standing in biological science graduate program; a demonstrated emphasis in translational biomarkers (preferred).
  • Completion of at least first year in an accredited graduate degree program.
  • Availability for full-time employment (40 hrs/week) throughout 6-month program period.
  • Experience in wet lab experimentation, analysis & interpretation of results is required.
  • Interpersonal and collaboration skills, including the willingness and ability to foster working relationships with a range of stakeholders.

Why You Should Apply

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.

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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 . Visit 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.

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