Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Scientific Advisor

Guaynabo, PR, US
Sep 14, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Scientific Advisor (SA) embodies our medical mission in becoming a trusted, agile partner who engages in relevant dialogue and delivers timely, high impact data and insights that advance the science or accelerate access, optimize medical practice, and drive appropriate adoption of BMS medicines. The primary role of a SA is to develop and maintain contacts with Healthcare Providers (HCP) to ensure the safe and appropriate use through peer to peer discussions aligned with medical strategies and needs expressed by the stakeholders, and to facilitate research. The SA is a hybrid role, both field-based and home-office based. It is anticipated that an SA will spend a minimum of 50% of their time in the field with external customers, and 50% of their time supporting internal Brand team. Traveling to US or International meetings is required, and fluctuates between 30-90 working days per year.

External Environment and Customer Focus

Develop and maintain interactions with Thought Leaders, appropriate HCPs, and access stakeholders, within a given geography to answer scientific, unsolicited product related questions. Effectively present information to HCPs, ensuring medical accuracy and compliance with local procedures, ethical and legal guidelines and directives. Collect and provide meaningful medical insights back to the medical and commercial organizations to be actioned in support of the strategy development.

Contribute to the Medical Plan

In collaboration with the Medical Director, develop the Puerto Rico Medical Plan for the assigned products. Define a territory Field Medical plan and TL Interaction plans based on therapeutic area objectives and TLs needs. Adopt institution/account planning approach and contribute to cross-functional institution/account plans. Contribute to development and delivery of scientifically meaningful medical programs/projects.

Commercial Support

Support the initial and ongoing medical/scientific area and product specific training and provide key scientific updates to internal stakeholders. Provide scientific support at promotional meetings by presenting unbiased scientific and clinical data, by evaluating speakers and by giving support to BMS-contracted speakers.

Support Clinical Trial Activities

Support Interventional and Non Interventional Research (NIR) studies (e.g. identification and assessment of potential study sites) to support patient recruitment and/or discussions around the safe and effective use of BMS investigational products, as agreed with local medical management and as defined by the study scope document. Provide recommendations and insights to clinical development team on study and site feasibilities within the therapeutic area based on knowledge of the field and through direct contacts with potential investigators, as agreed with local medical management. Actively support CRO sponsored studies as agreed with local medical management and as defined by the study scope document. Support HCPs in the ISR submission process as agreed with local medical management. Ensure that BMS Pharmacovigilance procedural documents are understood and applied by investigators of local studies, and alert appropriate BMS personnel to any identified Adverse Events.


MD, PharmD or PhD in Biomedical Sciences

A minimum of 2 years of Pharmaceutical Industry experience

Excellent communication skills, Spanish and English

Knowledge Preferred

Disease area knowledge and an understanding of scientific publications

Knowledge of a scientific or clinical area

Knowledge of clinical trial design and process

Knowledge of the national healthcare and access environment

Experience Preferred

Ability to work independently and act as a team player

Translating scientific or clinical data into an understandable and valuable form to help physicians best serve their patients

Good communication and presentation skills to present scientific and/or clinical data to research or healthcare professionals

Developing peer-to-peer relationships with TLs, scientists and other healthcare professionals

Ability to quickly and comprehensively learn about new subject areas and environments

As this position requires operation of a Company-provided vehicle, offers of employment are contingent upon the candidate meeting the requirements of "qualified driver", as determined by the company in its sole discretion, including but not limited to the following: 1) at least 21 years of age 2) a driver's license in good standing issued by your state of residence, and 3) a driving risk level deemed acceptable by the Company.