Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Associate Director, Medical Communications, Early Oncology

Princeton, NJ, US
May 12, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The primary remit of the Associate Director, Early Oncology Medical Communications is lead the development and execution of a comprehensive, functionally integrated and globally aligned, strategic medical communication plan for assigned early oncology pipeline assets/I-O clinical collaborations. Specifically, the Associate Director will be expected to:

  • Work collaboratively across the matrix and Medical Capabilities to ensure the success of BMS medical communications (ie. Strategically aligned publications and content plans, timely journal submissions/publications, congress presentations, scientific content)
  • 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 to obtain critical insights ensuring development of relevant, strategic and scientifically differentiating medical communications that are relevance and 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
  • Engage and effectively align across a broad range of internal stakeholders (Development Team, Clinical Development, Translational Medicine, Global Biostatistics, & Market teams, Health Outcomes & Alliance/Clinical collaboration stakeholders) to facilitate decision making during medical communication planning & execution process
  • 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
  • Review medical communication drafts ensuring clear, accurate and scientifically rigorous scientific communications which are aligned & consistent with author direction, scientific communication platform & key communication points supported by data
  • Partner on execution of the scientific platform (abstracts, presentations & related scientific content) at assigned International & domestic congresses
  • Effectively manage the author interface serving as the primary point of contact (POC) and demonstrate excellence in speaker readiness
  • Employ innovative strategies and solutions in medical communication delivery extending the scientific reach of evidence
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on publication-related matters involving the publication plan and as a publications point of contact for key stakeholders
  • Partner with Publication Operations and Execution leads to assess, plan, & allocate resources to ensure timely delivery of high quality communications
  • Manage 3rd-party providers and independent contractors to ensure the timely delivery of quality publications
  • Promote and reinforce good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring all medical publications are being authored, written and reviewed according to GPP3 and BMS processes

  • Advanced degree: PharmD, PhD or MD with in-depth experience in publication planning management
  • A minimum of 5 years experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, in both a regional and global capacity; prior experience in Medical Strategy and product launch are highly desirable
  • Expertise across all aspects of scientific publication strategy, planning and execution during all phases of drug development and commercialization process (investigational, registrational, pre & post-launch and marketed)
  • Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) highly desirable
  • Scientific expertise in Oncology is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of leading and executing publication planning in highly matrix environment working across wide range of functional areas 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
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management skills are required for this highly visible global position
  • 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 15-20% of the time