Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Program Lead, External Clinical Collaborations, Oncology Clinical Development

Princeton, NJ, US
Aug 02, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. Driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support. Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Description: The main areas of responsibilities include the following:
  • Manager: Serves as a manager to Clinical Leads and Senior Clinical Leads. As manager, is responsible for the hiring, mentoring and development of reports. The development of a resilient attitude, positive embrace of change and unwavering commitment to our People Strategy are expected.
  • Responsibility for execution of clinical collaborations between a BMS development compound and another company's asset:
    • Directly (via individual contributions) and through supervision of Clinical Trial Leads, accountable for the design, execution, and analyses of appropriate clinical trials to test scientific hypothesis and enable further development of combinations.
    • Preside over Collaborations Core meetings and accountability for related activities, providing leadership to the Core Matrix team of Clinical Trial Leads, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, Translational Medicine, GBS and Clinical Pharmacology
    • Implementation of clinical collaboration once agreement executed.
    • Identify resourcing for medical monitoring and other functions (GDO, GRS, GBS, GPV&E, etc) required for trial conduct if other company is not sponsoring.
    • Monitor progress of combination trials with BMS assets under clinical collaborations, and analyze and report ongoing progress and outcomes within his/her scope to I-O Development teams and Governance
    • Partner with Team Leader to set the clinical development strategy for the External Clinical Collaborations assets or indications, in close collaboration with the relevant DTs.
  • Active contributor (or delegate to team when appropriate) on Business Development (BD) and External engagement activities:
    • Lead clinical contributions to due diligences, M&A analyses, and clinical development plan (CDP) generation
    • Represent Clinical Oncology at biotech (BIO/JPM) and scientific conference meetings with external companies
    • Establish strong partnership and interfaces with the external alliances of existing collaborations.
    • Work closely with key BD partners (Alliance Management, Finance, S&E, etc.) to ensure execution and overall quality of External Collaborations and related relationships.
  • Represent Oncology Clinical Development in both internal and external forums.
    • Be familiar with the overall development plans and status of all programs across the both the EDT and FDT (not limited to the specific assigned/project level indication(s)).
    • Assess, navigate and integrate inputs from key internal disciplines and stakeholders, especially functional and clinical Program Leads.
    • Participate in internal cross-functional working groups and both internal and external speaking engagements.
    • May also provide medical and scientific expertise to BMS colleagues in drug discovery, labeling, regulatory, outcomes research, and marketing/commercial departments.

Desired Background and Experience
  • MD preferably with a background in clinical oncology; PhD, Pharm D or other health related scientific field with a deep understanding and direct experience in oncology clinical development. At least 9 years of relevant experience.
  • Program Lead has demonstrated excellent skills in Clinical development strategy including the clinical components of regulatory submission(s).
  • Program Lead has demonstrated leadership in the design and execution of multiple clinical trials (e.g. significant experience as a senior clinical leader), and exhibits all of the following attributes:
  • Able to ensure that the clinical program will result in a viable registrational strategy or key contributions to BMS strategic areas of interest.
  • Able to synthesize internal and external data to produce a clinical strategy.
  • Able to work with other stakeholders to ensure a robust enterprise level strategy for asset(s) and indication(s) including early, late and post-marketing development.
  • Program Lead has demonstrated sustained excellent performance as Senior Clinical Lead or equivalent.
  • Verifiable track record of successful people management and development, or leadership in a matrix team (e.g. mentoring junior colleagues).
  • This position will be based in the Princeton, NJ area.