Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Medical Science Liaison, CAR T

Houston, TX, United States
Sep 09, 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 Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a member of a regionally focused, field-based team of scientists who function as an extension of the US Medical Affairs organization. The focus of this role is field based scientific exchange (SE), for which the MSL will leverage their scientific background, industry knowledge, and business acumen to act as a scientific resource to Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), while gathering insights that inform Therapeutic Objectives (TOs) and strategic decision making by US Medical Affairs. MSLs are responsible for developing and enhancing professional relationships with medical thought leaders and HCPs involved in various phases of product development. MSLs provide medical information through scientific exchange in a fair-balanced manner and provide clinical/scientific support for Bristol Myers Squibb and the Medical Affairs department at the direction of Medical Affairs management.

This is a field-based position and requires professionals with established personal and scientific credibility to interact with thought leaders and centers of excellence focused in the treatment of Hematology CAR T (Multiple Myeloma and Lymphoma). The position involves travel of more than 50%.

The territory includes South Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Responsibilities will include:
  • The overarching responsibility of the is to be in the field conducting scientific exchange with prioritized HCPs.
  • The MSL will be focused on planning, preparing for, and conducting field based interactions and scientific exchange in support of the TOs as guided by their tactical medical engagement plan.
  • Establish and maintain scientific relationships with HCPs, while developing a strong understanding of territory specific healthcare systems and clinical practices related to patient care, disease management, treatment protocols, and research interests.
  • Act as a scientific resource to HCPs to reactively answer specific questions on therapeutic area, disease state topics and Bristol Myers Squibb compounds through scientific exchange.
  • Act as a scientific resource at payer accounts and integrated delivery networks when requested in collaboration with Market Access.
  • Collaborate within the MSL Team, on all aspects of planning, execution, sharing of best practices, and insight generation related discussion in order to understand the breadth of insights, potential impact, and to stimulate scientific exploration.
  • Collaborate with field based Commercial personnel, as appropriate and in a compliant manner.
  • Collaborate with USMA and CR&D Operations, to help facilitate Bristol Myers Squibb clinical trials as assigned.
  • Develop a regional MSL territory management plan for their assigned geography that aligns with MA Disease Plans.
    • Develop a territory specific KOL and Clinical Trial Lists for scientific exchange/initiatives with prioritized HCPs.
    • Identify and communicate challenging gaps between Bristol Myers Squibb and customer expectations, needs, and priorities.
    • Support identification of training needs to effectively engage in scientific exchange.
    • Maintain regular communication with the Regional MSL Director, to review ongoing activities and insights, share best practices, and communicate learnings.
    • Interact with current Bristol Myers Squibb study investigators to maintain site engagement and address any unsolicited trial related questions, and with potential study investigators to discuss potential study concepts or protocols, as requested.
    • Facilitate logistical communications between Bristol Myers Squibb and HCPs regarding Investigator Initiated Trials (IIT).
    • Provide additional scientific support for Medical Affairs activities to support for scientific congresses and local medical meetings.
    • Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in assigned disease area through continuous learning and knowledge of the disease area related scientific literature
  • Identify, document, discuss, and communicate scientific insights as guided by the TA Scientific Objectives.
    • Document field generated scientific insights within appropriate system(s), and communicate to appropriate internal stakeholders, as required.
    • Participate in the discussion of scientific insights gathered by the MSL team, in order to understand the breadth of insights, potential impact, and to stimulate scientific exploration, as directed by management Support communication of scientific insights across the Medical and Commercial organizations, as directed by management.
    • Assist with scientific insight analysis efforts by reviewing and collating individual reports across the MSL and MA teams
  • The MSL may be expected to lead special GMA and USMA Disease Projects, coordinate MSL team activities, and serve as a mentor to MSL colleagues - based upon strong field based competencies and scientific expertise. These accountabilities are performed while maintaining customer relationships and field based responsibilities.
    • Serve as a mentor for newly hired MSLs, at the direction of the Regional MSL Director and Training team. Coaching and guidance may include:
      • Customer relationship development best practices.
      • Communication techniques for effective scientific exchange.
      • Territory management plan development.
      • Serve as a scientific lead for the MSL team, within aspects of a therapeutic area or disease state, at the direction of the MSL Management Team.
      • Lead special projects as directed MSL Management Team.
      • Lead insight reporting efforts by reviewing and collating individual reports across teams.
  • This position requires the ability to drive within their assigned territory by automobile (and in some territories to travel by airplane).

Required Skills/Knowledge:
  • BS degree in scientific and/or medical discipline
  • 3+ years clinical or research experience in hematology/oncology
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in cross-functional networks
  • Current working knowledge of US legal, regulatory, and compliance regulations and guidelines relevant to industry interactions with health-care professionals
  • Ability to partner and maintain relationships within the medical community
  • Excellent communication, presentation and time management skills

Preferred Skills/Knowledge:
  • MD, DO, PharmD, MSN or PhD
  • Prior field medical experience

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.