Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Development Program Lead - Eliquis

Princeton, NJ, United States
Aug 29, 2020
Required Education
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 Development Program Lead will set the clinical research strategy and lead / supervise clinical research efforts for ensuring successful development of Eliquis projects and other projects within the portfolio as needed. . This leader will create and communicate a vision for clinical development of the asset(s), lead and develop a group of clinical research professionals, and ensure scientific and technical excellence of clinical development programs and deliverables.

Key Role Accountabilities

Supervise the design, development, medical monitoring, interpretation and analysis of clinical programs, trials and protocols

Supervise the generation of clinical development components in support of all regulatory filings

Develop and lead a group of talented clinical research professionals tasked with developing and delivering clinical programs and studies.

Provide strategic insight, develop clinical plans, and perform the technical evaluation of potential in-licensing opportunities in support of business development.

Partner with colleagues who design and implement first in human through proof of concept trials and ensure a seamless transition into late stage development (Phase II-III trials.)

Partner with colleagues in Discovery, Regulatory, Medical, Commercial and other key functional areas on a global basis; additionally, have an external focus and build relationships with thought leaders, physicians, and patient advocacy groups outside of BMS.

Build a franchise reputation that attracts innovators to bring their ideas to BMS. This individual will recruit, develop and retain strong talent. Will establish an effective and ethical culture that encourages teamwork, promotes cooperation and provides a supportive culture.

Develop a culture that values diversity of thought, supports coaching, fosters accountability and integrity, and supports process excellence and continuous improvement.


The ideal candidate will be a physician leader, preferably board certified related specialty with extensive clinical trial and drug development experience in addition to a strong scientific background. The successful candidate will understand drug development issues, extensive experience designing and conducting clinical trials, and should have demonstrable success filing regulatory dossiers and prosecuting them through approval. Management experience will be important since this individual will manage a group of professionals including MDs or PhDs or PharmDs with clinical research experience. The candidate also must be a highly effective leader capable of working with Commercial, Medical, and all research functions of the company from Research through Regulatory. The candidate must be comfortable with cross-functional drug and product development teams and managing in a matrix environment. Global experiences are a plus since this position has responsibility for strategy and clinical research in cardiovascular diseases in multiple geographies. Experience interacting with business development and licensing, particularly helping to evaluate the technical and franchise aspects for potential in-licensing opportunities that shape the cardiovascular clinical development strategy. In addition, the candidate must be skilled at interacting externally, and at speaking engagements. Must be skilled at attracting, developing, and retaining skilled professionals who fit the BMS culture.

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.