US Immunology FM Regional Associate Director, Dermatology

Philadelphia, PA, United States
Sep 23, 2020
Science/R&D, Immunology
Required Education
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.

The Regional Associate Director (RAD) is responsible for managing a team of Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) trained in the area of Dermatology. The RAD oversees their regional team to ensure disease and product related medical needs in the region are being identified. Oversight of the MSL primary responsibilities which includes establishing frequent and timely interactions with Thought Leaders (TLs) and other Health Care Providers (HCPs) aligned with medical strategies to discuss safe and appropriate use of approved products. RADs are responsible for ensuring the MSLs respond to unsolicited questions on current medical and scientific issues, healthcare advances, treatment trends, and health outcomes measures appropriately and as per company guidance.

Participates in Field Medical Leadership meetings. Communicates clear direction to team, enables execution of Medical strategies, objectives and field activities. Translates FM objectives into individual performance objectives for region and MSLs; monitors performance against expectations.

Develops effective working relationships with Medical, Marketing, and Sales and directs MSL activities appropriately within legal and compliance policies. Provides support to commercial matrix team as aligned with medical plan objectives and promotes effective working relationships across functions. Provides input into MSL resource needs and strategic feedback to other functions.

Maintains contact with regional HCP experts to gather insights on treatments and disease area, and supports MSLs in identifying and developing strong networks with external experts. Provides training and direction for planning and conducting scientific interactions aligned with the safe and appropriate use of BMS medicines. Ensures MSLs engage in timely and informative interactions with HCPs and internal partners accurately reflecting scientific data. Ensures MSLs communicate medical information in an accurate, fair balanced and objective manner.

Actively manages MSL performance assessments; provides and documents on-going coaching and feedback; assists with creation and execution of MSL development plans. Ensures new MSLs attend new hire and therapeutic training and MSLs participate in opportunities for professional development. Demonstrates and promotes BMS Values, builds team spirit. Understands and complies with all Compliance procedure documents, Code of Conduct, PhRMA Code, GCP and relevant FDA laws and regulations; verifies training and aligns MSLs with all requirements. Ensures MSL understanding of Adverse Events identification and reporting process.

Position is field based; RAD will be required to live in the territory which they manage or within 50 miles of the border.

Position Requirements
  • Terminal doctoral degree, MD, PharmD, or PhD, preferred.
  • In depth knowledge of Dermatology disease area knowledge, including key scientific publications.
  • Clinical experience in immunology or with a broad medical background
  • Minimum of 5-7 years working in a clinical or pharmaceutical environment (excludes post doc education). Minimum of 5 years field medical experience preferred.
  • Leading and working in cross functional teams and initiatives; proven track record managing multiple projects and priorities.
  • Coaching and mentoring within a geographically disbursed field medical organization.
  • Working in a highly matrix environment, ability to navigate and lead in an ambiguous environment.
  • Leading and executing autonomously
  • Understanding of clinical research principles
  • Understanding of the US Healthcare system, the pharmaceutical industry and clinical and health economic practices in the US.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Travel required, including frequent travel to PPK home office
  • Strong communication skills, ability to effectively communicate in spoken and written word.

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.