Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Clinical Program Lead, Early Clinical Development

Princeton, NJ, US
Oct 04, 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.

The mission of BMS Oncology is simple: Cure Cancer. Through the indomitable spirit and dedication of our teams to create our broad and deep pipeline of oncology agents stretching from Discovery through Development, we are committed to a relentless pursuit to develop therapeutic solutions so that no patient is left behind. We are seeking individuals who are creative and resilient with an innovative spirit who crave a challenge and want to be part of a team making history by rewriting the rules of oncology.

The Early Clinical Program Lead (CPL) reports to the Head of Early Clinical Development and is the senior clinical leader of a matrix development team which orchestrates the development of approximately 5-10 pre-clinical/clinical stage assets. The CPL key responsibilities include: Accountability for clinical development strategy and clinical deliverables for all assets within the matrix development team and managing a team of approximately 3-5 Early Clinical Leads.

Early Clinical Program Lead (CPL)
  • Manager: The CPL serves as a manager to Early Clinical Leads and Senior Early Clinical Leads. As manager, the CPL is responsible for the hiring, mentoring and development of reports.
  • Senior Clinical leader of an Early Development Team (EDT): The CPL serves as the senior clinical representative to the EDT. In this role, the CPL is accountable for the clinical contribution to the development strategy for each asset (approximately 5-10) driven by the Early Clinical Leads. Likewise, the CPL is accountable for the design, execution, and analyses of each study led by Early Clinical Leads. The CPL is also expected to partner with CPLs from Late Clinical Development to optimize the strategy and execution of trials for assets moving to Late Development
  • Represent the Early Clinical Development department: As a senior member of the Early Clinical Development organization, the CPL will represent Early Clinical Development in both internal and external forums. Representation of Early Clinical 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.

    Desired Background and Experience
  • MD, MD/PhD, PhD, or Pharm D
  • Minimum 5 years prior experience in biomedical research in academia or industry (oncology preferred)
  • Proven experience in applying experimental medicine principles towards drug development.
  • Proven experience as a matrix leader or leading in a matrix environment including study teams
  • Proven experience identifying and building relationships with thought leaders
  • Prior experience managing individuals (preferred)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential