Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Regional Associate Director - Immunocience

Princeton, NJ, US
Jun 04, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary

This focus of this position is with Orencia and Nujolix. The Immunoscience Regional Associate Director (RAD) is responsible for managing a team of Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) trained in the areas of Transplant and Rheumatology. The RAD oversees their team to ensure disease and product related medical needs in the region are being identified through the safe and appropriate discussion of approved products. Additional responsibilities include oversight of the MSL's primary responsibilities which include establishing frequent and timely interactions with Thought Leaders (TLs) and other Health Care Providers (HCPs), and responding to unsolicited questions on current medical and scientific issues, healthcare advances, and treatment trends appropriately and as per company guidance.

Actively participates in Field Medical Leadership meetings with status updates on assigned point roles and information flow from field to HO, communicates clear direction to team, enables execution of Medical strategy, translates FM objectives into individual performance objectives for region and MSLs, and monitors performance against expectations.

Effectively manages stakeholder relationships with Medical, Marketing, and Sales and directs MSL activities appropriately within legal and compliance policies. Provides support to commercial matrix team as aligned with medical plan objectives and promotes effective working relationships across functions. Provides input into MSL resource needs and strategic feedback to other functions.

Maintains contact with regional HCP experts to gather insights on treatments and the fields of transplant and rheumatology, supports MSLs in identifying and developing strong networks with external experts. Provides training and direction for planning and conducting scientific interactions aligned with the safe and appropriate use of BMS medicines. Ensures MSLs engage in timely and informative interactions with HCPs and internal partners accurately reflecting scientific data. Ensures MSLs communicate medical information in an accurate, fair balanced and objective manner.

Actively manages MSL performance assessments; provides and documents on-going coaching and feedback; assists with creation and execution of MSL development plans. Ensures new MSLs attend new hire and therapeutic training and MSLs participate in opportunities for professional development. Demonstrates and promotes BMS Core Behaviors, builds team spirit. Understands and complies with all Compliance procedure documents, Code of Conduct, PhRMA Code, GCP and relevant FDA laws and regulations; verifies training and aligns MSLs with all requirements. Ensures MSL understanding of Adverse Events identification and reporting process.

Position Requirements

Terminal doctorial degree, MD, PharmD, or PhD, preferred.

In depth knowledge of Transplant, Rheumatology, and/or Immunology, including key scientific publications.

Clinical experience in Transplant, Rheumatology, and/or Immunology or with a broad medical background

Minimum of 5-7 years working in a clinical or pharmaceutical environment (excludes post doc education). Minimum of 5 years field medical experience preferred.

Leading and working in cross functional teams and initiatives; proven track record managing multiple projects and priorities.

Coaching and mentoring within a geographically disbursed field medical organization.

Working in a highly matrix environment, ability to navigate and lead in an ambiguous environment.

Leading and executing autonomously

Understanding of clinical research principles

Understanding of the US Healthcare system, the pharmaceutical industry and clinical and health economic practices in the US.

Travel required, position is field based; Location based within US near a major airport.

Strong communication skills, ability to effectively communicate in spoken and written word.