Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Contract & Grants Associate, Investigator Sponsored Research

Hopewell, NJ, United States
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.


The Contracts and Grants Associate functions as a direct line negotiator between Investigators and BMS. They will interact primarily with BMS legal and other internal stakeholders to ensure that BMS' legal and financial positions are implemented in our Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) and supporting agreements. The Contracts and Grants Associate will also support t in negotiating other agreements as needed, to support CTCG under the direction of the Senior Contract Manager.

  • Execution of Investigator Sponsored Research Agreements with Investigators and Institutions within the region
  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions with sites/investigators/institutions
  • Develop and maintain template negotiation and decision history for ISR agreements including utilizing many levels of associated fall back language as provided by BMS Legal
  • Assure that contractual terms and provisions are in compliance with corporate processes, guidelines, and policies.
  • Escalate to appropriate BMS colleague when significant legal risk is identified
  • Support the set up of funds, reconciliation of invoices, grant payment and run remittance reports.
  • Ensure contracting compliance and appropriate prioritization and execution with the ISR Book of Work
  • Ensure proper filing and status reporting of all agreements within approved company systems

  • A Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) and 5+ years direct contracting experience, preferably within the Pharmaceutical industry; or Master's degree and 3+ years contract experience
  • At Least 5 Years of an in depth working knowledge of contracting process and associated policies, procedures, business practices and systems
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with a strong customer focus
  • Highly skilled in conflict resolution with the ability to resolve problems independently
  • Ability to multi-task within and across projects, prioritize and manage timelines effectively
  • Ability to sustain high levels of performance in a constantly changing environment
  • Innovative, proactive, and motivated, with a focus on continuous improvement and a strong desire to succeed
  • Ability to think strategically and implement contract simplification
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and project management skills needed to effectively convey information
  • Demonstrates a high level of adaptability in dealing with ambiguous and complex work environment and balances multiples demands on role in a responsive and professional manner

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.