Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Translational Research Clinical Collaborations Manager

Cambridge, MA, US
Aug 29, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Cambridge, MA

Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D is a science-driven, passionate organization determined to discover, develop and deliver medicines that have the potential to transform the lives of patients and establish new standards of care in areas of high unmet need. Patients' needs and scientific discovery are our driving force. The new Bristol-Myers Squibb research site in Cambridge's Kendall Square will position our scientific team in the heart of a vibrant ecosystem of world-class science, innovation and business opportunities. Our scientists will focus on novel targets and pathways for tumors that are refractory to current Immuno-Oncology therapies. These are significant challenges that will require innovative solutions from the biopharma, biotech and academic communities.

Role / Responsibilities

We are seeking an experienced clinical research collaboration manager to join our new Cambridge facility. The qualified candidate is responsible for implementation of the external mechanism of resistance translational research plan as it pertains to tissue acquisition, scheduling and liaising with our partners to plan, execute and manage timelines, as well as coordinating the sample intake, internal operational workflow and communication to the translational research team. The role is critical to the overall end-to-end workstream from sample intake to data dissemination and decision-making and the manager will be integral to ensuring that the overall program runs effectively, working across a matrix organization including IT, bioinformatics, the biospecimen repository and the wider translational medicine team.

  • Ms with 3+ years' related experience or PhD working day-to-day in an independent manner
  • At least 2+ years' supervising /coordinating sample acquisition teams in an academic or industry setting
  • Knowledge of cancer immunotherapy including immune-checkpoint blockade with knowledge of current therapeutic landscape a priority.
  • Experience in providing guidance in terms of clinical research protocol development, data compilation and analysis as part of a patient tissue repository workflow would be advantageous.
  • Experience with managing CRO relationships and collaborating with KOL's is desired
  • Prior role in multidisciplinary projects and teams with ability to integrate cross-functional information, desired but not required
  • Superior bidirectional communication skills supporting internal matrix teams and external partners/collaborators
  • Experience in budget planning of project activities; as well as providing insights to business development team with respect to sample acquisition, annotation, data dissemination and process documentation and reporting to support the translational research program

We follow the science and we'll continue to invest in translational medicine research, deepen our understanding of disease biology and uncover insights about predictive biomarkers with the ultimate goal of making precision medicine a reality for more patients.

Clinical and biological facing background. Someone doing this kind of role in industry or institution in Boston.

Face externally, manage external contract. Manage from operational standpoint, as well as the conduit internally facing, responsible for scheduling, reporting back findings to external folks. Building out IT, delivery of information/LIMS systems.