Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Director, Veterinary Sciences

Redwood City, CA, US
Jul 10, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we're creating innovative medicines for patients who are fighting serious diseases. We're also nurturing our own team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter our role, each of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

Position: Director, Veterinary Sciences
Location: Redwood City, CA

We are seeking a Director of Veterinary Sciences to lead our animal care and use program in Redwood City, California which is our lead site for our Biologics Discovery organization.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is the industry leader in immuno-oncology with life-saving medicines and a rich clinical portfolio of diverse modalities including monoclonal antibody, antibody drug conjugate, fusion protein, and combination regimes.

The candidate will have the opportunity to actively develop and implement a best in class laboratory animal science and medicine program for the global Veterinary Sciences organization as a part of a network of leading laboratory animal veterinarians for the franchise. The candidate will provide leadership, direction, guidance and administrative management for a major Veterinary Sciences site.

The Director of this program will plan, implement, and direct the operation of a laboratory animal care and use program that facilitates the conduct of animal research and complies with all applicable standards and regulations. This position includes responsibilities as a site director for a major Veterinary Sciences facility.

Position Responsibilities:
• Plans, implements and directs a comprehensive program of veterinary care
• Acts as the Attending Veterinarian for the animal care and use program
• Plans, implements, and directs a comprehensive laboratory animal care and use program, in accordance with applicable regulations and standards, interfacing with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) having jurisdiction over the local site.
• Provides professional, technical, and support services to members of the scientific community who use laboratory animals.
• Develops and maintains program and design requirements for the department's physical facilities, environment, and equipment.
• Regularly interacts with other VS site directors and their staffs to coordinate and implement standards of laboratory animal care and use that are compatible with BMS guidelines and goals.
• The incumbent will have daily to weekly contact with scientific staff, facility engineers and operations, department heads, and senior management.
• The incumbent will have weekly to monthly contact with Veterinary Sciences management at other sites, facility users, consultants, animal care and use committee members, and Worldwide Regulatory Compliance personnel.
• He/she will have occasional contact with vendors and suppliers, university collaborators, and governmental, regulatory, and accrediting agencies.

Competencies - Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• The incumbent must have the skills and knowledge to make decisions on the direction and logistical support needed to ensure success of the laboratory animal care and use program.
• He/she must be able to issue directives; delegate specific responsibilities to subordinates; evaluate scientific, management and staff feedback; hire staff; assign resources; and interpret existing policies.
• Excellent writing and speaking skills are essential to this position.
• The incumbent must have the knowledge and interpersonal skills to regularly interact with both intramural and extramural scientists, engineers, department heads and senior management, and regulatory and accrediting agencies.
• The incumbent must be able to work independently with little or no direct supervision.
• Experience or knowledge in pharmaceutical research and development and USDA regulations
• The incumbent must have working knowledge of protective measures to guard against injuries from handling laboratory animals, hazardous agents, and zoonotic diseases.

Experience - Responsibility and minimum number of years:
The incumbent must have at least 8 years of experience with 5 years of managerial experience

The incumbent must be a graduate veterinarian (DVM, VMD, or foreign equivalent), must hold a current license to practice veterinary medicine within the United States, and must be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.