Bristol-Myers Squibb Company


Princeton, NJ, US
Jul 10, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

1. Maintain an in-depth knowledge of governmental regulations which impact upon the research and development of medicines as well as the relevant Bristol-Myers Squibb Company policies and procedures associated with analytical analyses supporting preclinical (GLP) and/or clinical (GCLP) research.

2. Provide advice and counsel concerning GLP, GCLP or other applicable regulatory requirements.

3. Conduct GCLP and GLP audits and inspections of bioanalytical, toxicokinetic, and biomarker analyses (both large and small molecule) supporting preclinical and/or clinical studies for the purpose of assessing compliance with governmental regulations and established operating procedures:
  • Review study protocols, informed consent forms, amendments and deviations.
  • Schedule and conduct inspections of analytical activities.
  • Prepare and submit written reports of these inspections to study director and management.
  • Audit final reports and raw data for these studies.

4. Perform Quality System audits at various R&D sites and/or functional areas, as well as at contract research organizations, for the purpose of assessing regulatory compliance:
  • Compile documentation in preparation for the audit.
  • Contribute to the writing of clear, accurate, and evidence-based audit reports to effectively communicate the audit findings to the auditees and management.
  • Review and assess corrective action plans and follow-up on the resolution of audit -findings.
  • Keep clear and detailed documentation on every audit planned, performed and followed.

5. Regularly update the audit database, generate, review and maintain required reports (e.g., inspection reports, etc.).

6. Assist in the preparation of departmental standard operating procedures.

7. Participate in the preparation and conduct of regulatory training (e.g., GLP and GCLP training) to be given to personnel involved in the conduct of preclinical and/or clinical studies.

8. Provide assistance to other GQ-QLP personnel during inspections by regulatory agencies (e.g., FDA, etc.).

9. Conduct other audits or investigations of regulatory concern as directed by GQ-QLP management.


* University graduate (science degree preferred).

*Sufficient specific technical knowledge of the areas subject to evaluation and audit as evidenced by working at least 2 years in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent.

*Good understanding of the drug development process; knowledge of regulations relevant to preclinical and/or clinical research.

* Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal relationship skills.

*Strong critical thinking to analyze complex situations and discern critical issues.

* Ability to manage competing priorities.

*Commitment to Quality.

*Computer literacy.

* Sense of diplomacy and discretion.

* Excellent team player attitude.

* Ability to work effectively with multicultural workforce.

Key Stakeholders/Contacts describe key internal matrix relationships and list key external stakeholders/clients

* Daily collaboration with other GQ-QLP auditors in the preparation, conduct, reporting and follow up of audits and inspections. Relationships with other auditors should include sharing of knowledge and mentoring of less experienced auditors or associate auditors
* Regular contacts with technical, supervisory, and management personnel in the conduct and reporting of internal audits and inspections.
* Interaction with scientific and managerial personnel at contract research organizations during the evaluation of these facilities
* Close working relationship with external auditors and inspectors (FDA, etc.) during the conduct of their inspections
* Regular and appropriate reporting relationship to GQ-QLP management.

Approximately 10 % travel, including overnight, may be required in this position. These trips will include travel to BMS sites and contract research organizations to conduct audits and to attend professional meetings and seminars. Overnight travel may include one trip every two months with stays of up to four nights.

This position may require employee to come in contact with chemical or biological agents which may pose health or safety hazards if improperly handled.