Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

IO- Melanoma/GU Medical Communications Manager

Princeton, NJ, US
Jul 04, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Medical Publications organization's mission is to support the development of high quality medical publications to ensure clear, scientific communication of BMS data enabling the safe, appropriate use of and access to BMS medicines. The primary responsibility of the Immuno-Oncology Medical Communications Manager will be to partner in the development and execution of a comprehensive, globally aligned, strategic publication plans. The Manager will partner with Medical Publications and Scientific Content lead working collaboratively across key functions and markets to ensure timely publications of data and development of scientific content.

  • Accountable for ensuring the clear, accurate and scientifically rigorous scientific communication of BMS information (publications and scientific content) that informs the medical community. This role will be report to the Melanoma/GU Publications & Scientific Content Lead
  • Contribute to a high performing, cross-functional Melanoma/GU publication and scientific matrix team engaged in the planning, integration and execution of medical publication and related scientific content activities globally
  • Will work collaboratively across key functions and markets to ensure the success of BMS publications & content (ie. Strategically aligned publications and content plans, timely journal submissions/publications, congress presentations, scientific content including medical information letters, slide decks and Q&A's).
  • Champion the global standardization of medical content to streamline creation, distribution and curation of content while eliminating redundancies in resource utilization and number of deliverables.
    • Ability to distinguish between the needs of different customers i.e. content for field medical training vs. content for reactive use with external customers and appropriately produce content
  • Monitoring 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
  • Passion to understand the evolving content needs of both internal and external customers leveraging various methodologies and piloting measurable initiatives as appropriate
  • Solicit and understand Market-level scientific content needs and reflect it accordingly in content deliverables to ensure relevance and applicability to local markets.
  • Ensure approval and endorsement of publication/scientific content plans by governance bodies prior to execution; continuously evolving plans in conjunction with scientific landscape.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the disease areas, medical strategies and objectives necessary to provide strategic input to a broad range of stakeholders on matters related to publication & scientific content planning & data dissemination/disclosure.
  • Fosters collaborative relationships with academic and clinical experts, publishers, medical associations & other relevant stakeholder groups.
  • Ensuring compliance with internal and external standards and models good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring all publications are being authored, written, and reviewed according to GPP3 and BMS processes.
  • Manages 3rd-party providers to ensure the timely delivery of quality publications and scientific content.
  • Engages and effectively aligns across a broad range key internal stakeholders (Development Teams (DTs), Global Clinical Research (GCR), Exploratory Clinical & Translational Research (ECTR), Global Biostatistical Services (GBS), Global & key market teams, Med Info, Public Affairs, Health Outcomes & Alliance stakeholders) to facilitate decision making during publication & scientific content planning and execution process.
  • Partners with BMS Operations & Execution Leads to assess, plan, and allocate resources (budget, medical writing, biostatistical services) to ensure timely delivery of high quality communications.

  • Advanced degree: PharmD, PhD or MD in a science subject or biomedical degree preferred; MS in biomedical discipline or equivalent with in-depth experience in publication management considered.
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of relevant experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, ideally in both a regional and global capacity.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Scientific expertise in melanoma/GU cancer would be an advantage
  • Experience working in highly matrix environment with a broad range of functional areas and collaborating with Medical Affairs, Health Outcomes, R&D
  • Understanding of the clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical trial data reporting requirements.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management skills are required for this highly visible global position.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications and familiarity with publication management tools & systems (Datavision).
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally