Director, Therapeutic Research Centers,

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 18, 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.

Tumor Strategy Lead


Cambridge, MA or Lawrenceville, NJ

Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D is a science-driven, passionate organization determined to discover, develop and deliver medicines that have the potential to transform the lives of patients and establish new standards of care in areas of high unmet need. Patients' needs and scientific discovery are our driving force. We follow the science and we'll continue to invest in translational medicine research, deepen our understanding of disease biology and uncover insights about predictive biomarkers with the ultimate goal of making precision medicine a reality for more patients.

Role / Responsibilities

We are seeking a candidate, who will bring broad expertise in immuno-oncology and tumor drug discovery to join our team. The qualified candidate is a highly motivated, interactive, and creative individual that possesses the ability to work across a highly matrixed environment to advance the translational tumor strategy efforts around reverse translational. The candidate will play a key role in integrating the relevant translational medicine interdisciplinary teams comprising research biology, bioinformatics, histopathology, genomics as well as the Translational Medicine and Drug Discovery teams across BMS, to leverage clinical/translational observations to propose triage novel target identification efforts and druggable/actionable nodes that drive patient-focused reverse translational drug discovery efforts.

  • MD, PhD or MD/PhD in Cancer Biology or Immunology, or equivalent advanced biology degree
  • Experienced scientist with 12+ years' of post-graduate research experience, with a minimum of 5 years in a translational setting or drug discovery and development process
  • Ideally candidate was breadth and depth of experience and knowledge in a drug hunting role, with fluency in understanding and evaluating various mechanisms of therapeutic response and resistance to IO/non-IO assets utilizing a diverse set of technologies and platforms to evaluate and identify novel mechanisms of action
  • Driven correlative clinical association studies to better characterize the molecular underpinnings of therapeutic response and resistance in IO patient cohorts and correlation with clinical outcome
  • A track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement demonstrated by first authorship in recent high impact publications
  • Diverse technological expertise in genomics, patient-derived models, immunology, histopathology techniques and bioinformatics fluency and data platforms are highly desirable
  • Experience with managing CRO relationships and collaborating with KOL's would be advantageous
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate, both written and oral effectively and efficiently within the BMS organization and with external partners/collaborators
  • Thrives in fast-paced, dynamic work environment, bringing a pro-active mentality to the role

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.