Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Program Lead, Melanoma/GU

Princeton, NJ, US
Sep 05, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Oncology Clinical Development Program Lead has four key roles.

  • 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.
  • Primary Clinical member of FDT: Serves as the Primary Clinical representative to the FDT for the relevant indication(s). In this role, is accountable for the clinical contribution to the development of each indication strategy, including registrational and non-registrational studies, with the support of the Clinical or Senior Clinical Leads. Likewise, is accountable for the design, execution, and analyses of each study led by the Clinical or Senior Clinical Leads and will lead the Program Working Team sub team and interface with the relevant Medical affairs teams for the relevant tumor indication(s).
  • Represent Oncology Clinical Development: As a core member of an FDT and as a senior member of Oncology Clinical Development, is expected to be able to represent Oncology Clinical Development in both internal and external forums. As such, is expected to be familiar with the overall development plans and status of all programs within the relevant FDT (not limited to the specific assigned indication(s)). Representation of Oncology Clinical Development may include but is not limited to participation in internal cross-functional working groups, business development due diligence activities, 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.
  • Partner pro-actively with the Early Clinical Program Leads to optimize the time and strategy to registration trial for the relevant indication(s), developing as a key subject matter expert for the enterprise.


DesiredBackground and Experience



  • MD preferably with a background in clinical oncology; PhD, Pharm D or other health related scientific field with a deep understanding of the clinical oncology of the area of interest or equivalent therapy area knowledge. 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 synthesize internal and external data to produce a clinical strategy.
  • Able to ensure that the clinical program will result in a viable registrational strategy.
  • Able to assess personnel needs, translate into a hiring strategy, and lead the hiring efforts.
  • 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.