Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Translational Animal Pharmacology Lead

Princeton, NJ, United States
Apr 20, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
At Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), we're creating innovative medicines for patients who are fighting serious diseases. We're also nurturing our own team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter our role, each of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is the industry leader in immuno-oncology with life-saving medicines and a rich clinical portfolio of diverse modalities including monoclonal antibody, antibody drug conjugate, fusion protein, and combination regimes. The Veterinary Sciences (VS) department at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in Lawrenceville, NJ, an AAALAC accredited research facility, is seeking an ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) Boarded Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with a research focus to lead a dynamic, fast-paced team involved in all aspects of the veterinary care program for multiple animal species, while providing technical and scientific support for multiple therapeutic areas. This veterinarian will be integral in the development, operation, marketing and management of our Translational Animal Pharmacology and Science (TAPS) program. This program will support Central New Jersey and Redwood City Discovery research teams for the advancement of in-vivo, non-clinical research activities.

The candidate will have the opportunity to actively create the TAPS program and implement the 5 year strategy for the program. The candidate will be expected to increase the Veterinary Sciences internal and external scientific eminence, reputation and scientific contribution to BMS and the laboratory animal medicine community. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to animal welfare, promotion and transparency of biomedical research, staff development, the 3Rs (refine, replace and reduce) and the BMS Culture of Care. The candidate will have the opportunity to actively participate in management and coordination of Discovery research activities across various Veterinary Sciences partnerships in the Central New Jersey sites and our California site to support the efforts for drug discovery and development in Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Position Responsibilities

Act as a scientific liaison between Therapeutic Areas/Scientific Groups and VS TAPS to ensure development and execution of projects/programs

Oversight/Governance of in-vivo team capable of designing, developing, executing and presenting data to project teams. The team would directly participate in in-vivo studies to deliver for the BMS portfolio by providing medical, surgical and anesthesia support for studies while utilizing the 3Rs

Manage and supervise staff that perform TAPS studies; coach and mentor junior staff in same functional group and across functional groups.

Provide local management of direct reports and matrix-management of technical staff performing studies

Work cross-functionally within VS to assign staff resources to execute TAPS (non-GLP) studies

Leadership and training in animal model development.

Applies advanced and specialized scientific and veterinary knowledge to the solution of research and development problems. Designs and develops programs and supportive services related to a specialty area which enhance research and development capabilities.

Evaluates and influences the direction and effectiveness of research or development programs.

Consults with local IACUC members and collaborates with members of the scientific community who use laboratory animals, providing professional, technical, and support services

Work closely with developing the VS training program to ensure VS has the abilities and resources to demonstrate expertise with a range of laboratory animal techniques and methods, ability to train staff, and assess confirm competency and proficiency of staff technical skills

Seeks opportunities to engage the external professional community by chairing symposia, and creating meaningful collaborations with outside investigators.

Collaborate and partner with clinical veterinary staff to provide a program of adequate veterinary care and preventive medicine consistent with guidelines established by the FDA, AAALAC, USDA and regulatory agencies

Support the Veterinary Sciences Program of Veterinary Care through clinical care management and critical/emergency care on-call duties

Some travel may be required

Weekend/holiday coverage may be required on a rotating schedule


DVM or VMD or equivalent plus a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US

Board Certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)

Demonstrated scientific and veterinary medical accomplishments, publications and/or significant contributions to ongoing scientific programs which bring recognition in their field for scientific and veterinary medical leadership.

Applicable clinical experience with a wide range of species

Knowledge of the biology and diseases of laboratory animals used, and be thoroughly experienced in the handling of such animals

Practical understanding of the use of personal protective equipment to prevent injuries and exposure to zoonotic agents

Demonstrated proficiency in managing projects, directing the work of others whom may or may not directly report to them and collaborating productively with research scientists and other VS staff and sites

Ability to manage and mentor high performing teams

Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to successfully partner, collaborate and navigate complex relationships with research and VS staff from diverse educational and technical background.