Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Patient Recruitment Specialist

Princeton, NJ, United States
Aug 25, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.


The Recruitment Specialist has a strong clinical trial operations background with therapeutic area knowledge and an awareness of patient/site engagement and recruitment tactics. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have an interest in exploring, identifying and implementing innovative new approaches which support our clinical trial sites and patients. The Recruitment Specialist will serve as a point of contact for clinical trial teams within a particular indication(/-s) and will partner with internal and external stakeholders building relationships which support, raise awareness of and promote access to clinical trials in those indications.


Responsible for building an indication level recruitment plan which utilizes tactics including, but not limited to, connectivity with patients/advocacy groups, enhanced digital capabilities, and/or other patient service offerings which optimize the site/patient experience and clinical trial recruitment timelines.

Accountable for the strategy associated withselected tactics at the indication/protocol level and partners with the Strategy Implementation Lead to ensure timely delivery of creative materials, digital/media plans, and other tactics in alignment with the overall plan.

Actively engages with indication/protocol level stakeholders within Global Clinical Operations (OPLs/PTMs, STM/SMNs, and CTP&AM colleagues), BI&A and the broader clinical trial team regarding recruitment timelines, tactics and site/patient insights; continuously communicates status updates to team leadership.

Responsible for the development and maintenance of therapeutic area knowledge and expertise

Synthesizes recruitmentdata from multiple sources to ensure understandable and actionable by the clinical team. Leverage data to determine the effectiveness of tactics utilized. Communicates critical findings to leadership in a timely manner and makes recommendations for ongoing efforts or potential mitigation.

Judiciously manage engagement and recruitment budget, balancing strategy with key deliverables and leveraging input and guidance from the broader matrix team.

Partner with global matrix leadership to provide advice into country and site selection process by proactively sharing "voice of the site/patient" learnings.

Under leadership direction, collaborates with enterprise site and patient engagement teams (such as RCO, Global Advocacy, Multi-Channel Hub, HQ/US Medical, BMS Foundation, PBRGs) to ensure awareness of and alignment with ongoing activities. Partners on topics of mutual interest such as identification of new sites/networks, patient-focused drug development, etc.

Contribute to the ongoing development, maintenance and enhancement of BMS Study Connect by seeking ways to leverage it as a communication platform to drive awareness of and access to BMS Clinical Trials.


BA/BS and/or MS degree with a minimum of 5 years of global pharmaceutical clinical trial experience.

Demonstrated critical thinker with the ability to manage role-based tasks with limited supervision.

Track record of generating innovative ideas and the ability to challenge the status quo

Effective communication and stakeholder management skills

Knowledge of the drug development process and the project management of clinical trials.

Position is based in Central New Jersey and involves limited travel.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

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 with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.