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Bristol Myers Squibb Summer 2024- Discovery Chemistry Internship - East Coast in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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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.

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At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by our vision of transforming patients’ lives through science. Innovative science is our passion. Transformational medicines are our goal. Bristol Myers Squibb is committed to discovering, developing, and delivering transformational medicines in areas where we believe we have an essential need. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Position Summary

Discovery Chemistry Internship in the Small Molecule Drug Discovery Department (SMDD)

Description: At Bristol Myers Squibb we are proud to bring innovative medicines to patients in need. The Discovery Chemistry Internship Program is seeking future scientific leaders who are looking to make an impact on advancing innovative science to ultimately affect human health. BMS interns will be challenged with advancing new chemical methodology in our organic chemistry labs that could have broad applications to facilitate innovative drug discovery.

Discovery Chemistry Interns will have one 10-week summer research experience as a key member of the drug discovery team. The program is organized to ensure interns gain valuable industry and functional expertise. The intern will work closely with an investigator working towards discovering new medicines for unmet medical needs. The experience will include developing expertise in chemical lab techniques and instrumentation for purification and characterization. Interns will contribute meaningfully to their teams through challenging assignments and will have the opportunity to collaborate with other functional groups within discovery chemistry departments. Please indicate your site preference when applying.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities include:

  • Learning the principles and procedures to work safely in a chemistry lab.

  • Bench chemistry targeting the application of chemistry methodology and multi-step organic synthetic sequences to synthesize a desired target molecule.

  • The isolation and purification of reaction products.

  • The characterization of reaction products using instrumentation such as LC/MS, NMR, and other biophysical characterization methods.

  • The proper procedure for keeping an electronic lab notebook.

  • Learning how to search the chemical literature.

The candidates who are considered for full-time hire demonstrate a desire to learn and make an impact on the biopharma industry.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Requirements: Eligible candidates will have:

  • Completed their sophomore or Junior year in college but are not graduating before the summer of 2024.

  • Will be a chemistry, chemical biology or chemical engineering major.

  • Will have taken two semesters of organic chemistry and lab courses.

  • Preference for candidates with prior laboratory research experience with academics or industry.

Locations: Princeton, NJ and Cambridge, MA

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.

The starting compensation for this job is a range from [$21.00 – $29.00/hr], plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility). The starting pay rate takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and the geographic location where work is performed. Final, individual compensation is decided commensurate with demonstrated experience. For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Careers Site. Eligibility for specific benefits listed therein may vary based on job and location.




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 ( 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.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1572758

Updated: 2023-09-29 00:31:18.360 UTC

Location: Cambridge,Massachusetts

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, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.