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High-Throughput Flow Cytometry Internship - Summer 2023

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

Leads Discovery & Optimization (LDO) is a diverse group of scientists and engineers, providing critical assay information to therapeutic research centers (TRCs) throughout research and early development (R&ED).  We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative intern to join the High-Throughput Flow Cytometry team within LDO. Project objectives include the development of multi-color flow cytometry panels to enable deep immune cell phenotyping.

We invite undergraduates with appropriate training from all backgrounds to apply for this internship in our muti-disciplinary team. You will work in a highly dynamic environment at the center of the R&ED drug discovery engine to apply cutting-edge flow cytometry technologies to drug discovery. You will be assigned a project that integrates with the flow cytometry team’s objectives and core mission to establish high-throughput flow cytometry panels to profile immune cell phenotypes. Importantly, this opportunity will expose you to a broad range of experimental techniques, such as flow cytometry, cell culture, high-dimensional data analysis and advance your technical skills to the next level! 
Key Responsibilities

  • Execute general mammalian tissue culture for maintaining cell lines.
  • Execute cell-staining experiments and perform sample analysis using flow cytometry.
  • Analyze flow cytometry data from multi-color flow cytometry experiments. Experience with FlowJo software is a plus.
  • Maintain accurate record of experiments and procedures.
  • Prepare and present results to team members.
  • Perform literature/data review, and/or computational analyses.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Junior, Senior, or Sophomore undergraduate enrolled in a full-time university program which includes or approves a 12-week intern experience at BMS, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in technically relevant field, such as Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Biology etc.
  • Hands-on experience with wet lab techniques such as mammalian cell culture, cell staining, and/or imaging are preferred.
  • Knowledge or familiarity with flow cytometry is a plus.
  • Experience with data analysis is preferred.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and ability to work in a team is required.

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. 

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

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