Bristol Myers Squibb Research Scientist in Princeton, New Jersey

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.

We are seeking a hands-on analytical scientist who will provide compound characterization support for the discovery of novel synthetic molecules, including small molecules and synthetic oligomers such as peptides and oligonucleotides. The position will require close collaboration with other disciplines in analytical, chemical, and biological sciences. The chosen individual will provide separation support for the discovery of synthetic drugs using chromatographic methods such as reverse phase chromatography (RPC), supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), and gas chromatography (GC). Self-motivation, scientific curiosity, attention to details, and strong communication skills are required.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and evaluating analytical methods using the above techniques, including preparation of formal reports.

  • Developing and implementing chromatographic and spectroscopic methods to quantify and characterize synthetic molecules with respect to structure, purity, and stability.

  • Coordinating acquisition of physicochemical data for synthetic molecules using a combination of in-lab and outsourcing capabilities, including combustion analysis, Karl Fisher titration, residual solvent analysis, infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy, etc.

  • Using the above methods to perform detailed characterization of synthetic molecules for preclinical biological studies.

  • Contributing to advancing and applying separation science capabilities to support the discovery portfolio.


  • BS/MS in chemistry or related field with 4-8 years’ relevant pharmaceutical industry experience.

  • Solid background in separation science.

  • Strong hands-on experience with operation and troubleshooting of analytical instruments.

  • Experience in chromatographic separation techniques including reverse phase chromatography (RPC), supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), and gas chromatography (GC).

  • Familiarity with spectroscopic and physicochemical characterization of synthetic molecules.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with others working in diverse areas of expertise.

  • Strong computer skills.

We’re creating innovative medicines for patients fighting serious diseases. We’re also nurturing our own diverse team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter the role, each one of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.