Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Team Lead PV Science

Hopewell, NJ, United States
Sep 20, 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.


Manage a team of scientists who support cross-functional Medical Surveillance Teams (MSTs) and assigned subteams, such as Safety Data Review (SDR) Teams, and participate in related PV and product-development subteam(s). Appropriately elevate program or portfolio issues impacting key MST programs, priorities, resources, and milestones.

Mentor individuals and teams in aspects of project management, MST requirements, core signal detection, and safety data/ad hoc queries as appropriate to meet individual or group of MST/subteam needs.

Key Responsibilities and Major Duties

Manage and support the team of scientists who:

Consistently assure individual scientist periodic review and summary of pertinent safety-related literature and analysis of pre-determined core signal data. Provide advice and mentoring to scientists for summaries, evaluations and conclusions.

Collaborate within and across BMS functions with appropriate disciplines to identify and ensure management of internal and external documentation and support when required.

Consistently ensure quality, accuracy and timeliness of scientists' input for drafting of MST/assigned subteam meeting agendas and documentation of decisions, conclusions, timelines, milestones and action items in team minutes. Consistently ensures scientist verification of completion of action items to ensure that appropriate data, strategy, project milestones and individual member responsibilities are addressed and fully communicated. Influence the assigned team(s) functional members in tracking individual milestone activities.

Apply knowledge of product goals, strategy, drug development stage milestones, partnership agreement, health authority (HA) commitments, and individual functional area responsibilities. Mentor individuals and teams on these applied learnings.

Consistently ensure coordination and integration of the scientific, medical, and regulatory input from a variety of scientific sources and functional groups, as needed to support responses to safety data/ad hoc queries and HA requests. Mentor and supervise scientist review and authoring of safety data/ad hoc queries.

Key Stakeholders/Contacts

Medical Safety Assessment (MSA) Therapeutic Area Heads

MST Chairs

Head of Epidemiology, Safety Science and Analytics (ESSA)


BS/RN/PharmD/PhD/MD, or equivalent with relevant scientific experience and/or training discipline


Experience in successfully and productively supervising a team of individuals. BS/RN 11+ years ; 10+ years with MS/PharmD/PhD/MD or equivalent relevant Pharmaceutical Industry experience


Thorough understanding of medical concepts, drug development, pharmacovigilance, risk management and global regulatory safety and risk management health authority requirements and submission milestones.
Demonstrated knowledge of project planning methods and ability to mentor and coach others on these skills; Consistently manages and prioritizes program and portfolio personnel, timelines and resources and align program and portfolio operational milestones and activities with counterparts across functional areas. Works with functional management to secure necessary resources to adequately support assigned projects. Proactively identifies needs, concerns, and appropriately escalates issues that could impact program or portfolio timelines or quality.
Ability to effectively lead, mentor and work well across programs and within cross-functional teams, using strong organizational, facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills.
Attention to detail along with excellent scientific, analytical and conceptual skills. Demonstrated ability to understand, research, independently investigate, interpret, and reach reasoned conclusions regarding complex medical-scientific data from a broad range of disciplines (eg, clinical trial laboratory data, nonclinical data, postmarketing reports, scientific literature, and regulatory documents).

Software that must be used independently and without assistance (e.g., Microsoft Suite)

Demonstrated excellent knowledge and use of MS Office (or other equivalent BMS office suite) programs such as Excel and PowerPoint; applying technical skills to analyze and summarize scientific-medical-safety data, and to portray and summarize scientific-medical-safety concepts and teach these capabilities to others.

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.