Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Manager, Medical Communications, Translational Medicine/Early Oncology

Princeton, NJ, US
Apr 12, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The primary remit of the Manager, Medical Communications, Translational Medicine/Early Assets is to, under the direction of the Team lead, contribute to execution of a comprehensive, functionally integrated and globally aligned, strategic medical communication plan for assigned scope. Specifically, the Manager will be expected to:

  • Work collaboratively across the matrix and Medical Capabilities to ensure the success of BMS scientific communications.
  • Understand the evolving medical communication needs of both internal and external stakeholders leveraging various methodologies to meet the needs
  • Monitor the external medical and scientific information landscape, identifying trends in content inquiry and aligning and adjusting to relevant trends to better meet customer needs through internal process improvements
  • Work across Medical Capabilities and other stakeholders exchanging information and insights to contributing to the development relevant, strategic and scientifically differentiating medical communications that are applicable globally
  • Demonstrate understanding of the disease area, medical strategies & objectives necessary to provide relevant input on matters related to medical communications for assigned scope
  • Ensure approval and endorsement of medical communication plans (publications, congress presentations and related scientific content deliverables) by governance bodies prior to execution
  • Champion the global standardization of scientific content to streamline creation, distribution and curation of content while eliminating redundancies in resource utilization and number of deliverables
  • Facilitate decision making and escalates issues appropriately to ensure effective solutions and timely execution
  • Review medical communication drafts ensuring clear, accurate and scientifically rigorous communications which are aligned & consistent with author direction, scientific communication platform & key communication points supported by data
  • Contribute to the execution of the scientific platform (abstracts, presentations & related scientific content) at assigned International & domestic congresses
  • Effectively manage the author interface serving as reliable and credible resource; Demonstrate effective speaker preparation skills
  • Demonstrate effective project management skills and strong financial stewardship delivering book of work timely and on budget
  • Communicates progress on key deliverables ensuring stakeholder awareness and confidence
  • Contribute to oversight of 3rd-party providers contractors to ensure the timely delivery
  • Promote and reinforce good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring medical communications are developed and reviewed according to establish guidance (e.g. GPP3) and BMS processes

  • Advanced degree: PharmD, PhD or MD with a minimum of 1-3 year of experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry
  • Experience developing medical communications (medical information standard response documents, core scientific desk, Q&A documents) required
  • Strong understanding of biomarkers, pharmacodiagnostics and translational medicine highly preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of working across wide range of functional areas including Medical, Health Outcomes, R&D, regulatory, and legal teams
  • Understanding of clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical trial data reporting requirements
  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidance (GPP3, ICMJE), Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, and other guidance related to post-marketing practices and scientific data communication
  • Effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management skills are required
  • Demonstrated track record of managing multiple, conflicting priorities in rapidly evolving, fast paced, complex environment with successful outcomes
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications and familiarity with publication management tools & systems (Datavision)
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 10% of time