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Senior Director, Cell Therapy, Medical Evidence Generation (MEG) Lead

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Princeton, NJ
Start date
May 7, 2024

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Science/R&D, Biotherapeutics
Required Education
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Full time
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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren't words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You'll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

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This Senior Director, Medical Evidence Generation (MEG) Lead - Cell Therapy (CT) role in Global Medical Affairs manages the evidence generation for the CT portfolio (including Medical Affairs Sponsored studies [MAST] and investigator-sponsored studies [ISR]) and provides leadership for the cross-functional teams executing on the book of work. In this role, he/she will have a key role ensuring the strategic data generation needs for the CT organization are executed with speed and rigor. This role requires bridging BMS to the best external science through collaborations with academic institutions, community networks of practicing clinicians, and professional societies and associations. The CT MEG Team Lead will lead and participate in cross-functional matrix leadership teams focused on building these relationships and actively sourcing research concepts that address critical evidence gaps for early and late assets being developed in prioritized indications.

This role will report to the Vice President, Hematology and Cell Therapy, MEG TA Lead and will be expected to:
  • Drive the CT MEG book of work (including but not limited to MASTs, ISRs and registries) ensuring they are on strategy and executed with rigor and on time and in close collaboration with GDO/WWM.
  • Partner with the CT organization to develop the data generation strategy, in partnership with prioritized external partners with expertise in CT across Hematology, Immunology and Oncology.
  • Provide medical/clinical accountability and oversight for the various medical affairs-led sponsored studies (interventional and non-interventional), in alignment with the Integrated Evidence Plans (IEP) for the assets in company's portfolio.
  • Collaborate with the TA Medical Lead, CTL, Clinical Scientist (CS), and Global Trial Manager (GTM) for the development of the Medical study protocol and ICF, authoring and providing medical input during protocol development.
  • Be accountable for medical data review of trial data, including eligibility assessment and interpretation of trial data results.
  • Lead the team responsible for the co-development and maintenance of the IEPs, in partnership with WWM teams, HEOR, Development and other key internal stakeholders.
  • Partner closely with key stakeholders across Medical, including the Clinical Research Collaborations team, working on the cell therapy portfolio to ensure cohesiveness and one MEG voice.
  • Employ strong business acumen and fiscal stewardship focused on driving reciprocal scientific value creation and allocate resources consistent with company priorities.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Established strategic leadership experience serving at least 8-10 years in a pharmaceutical industry setting and possessing an in-depth understanding of clinical and business development, Medical Affairs, and Commercial functions related to the drug development process.
  • MD preferred, but not required, plus 2-3 years of clinical trial experience, either in industry or academic setting; expertise in drug development process and clinical research; experience with implementation and conduction of medical affairs-led studies desirable.
  • Adeptness at building credibility with external investigators and collaborative partners competently balancing business and scientific acumen complemented by strong leadership behaviors, authenticity, agility, and an enterprise mindset.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain a high-performing team along with a proven ability to successfully lead teams (including matrix colleagues)
  • Demonstrated track record of leadership in a complex, matrix environment,
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to influence decision-making at all levels of the organization.
This Position is based at the Princeton Pike (PPK) site in Lawrenceville, NJ; Expected travel ~20%-30% within the US.


If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn't perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as Transforming patients' lives through science , every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

BMS has a diverse occupancy structure that determines where an employee is required to conduct their work. This structure includes site-essential, site-by-design, field-based and remote-by-design jobs. The occupancy type that you are assigned is determined by the nature and responsibilities of your role:

Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to . Visit eeo -accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.


Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we believe in the power of science to address some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our focus on these unmet needs comes during a remarkable time, when unprecedented scientific breakthroughs are advancing the treatment of disease as never before in human history.

We work every day to transform patients’ lives through science. Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – they are at the center of everything we do. They inspire us. They are the reason we come to work each day.

We combine the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company to create a global leading biopharma company powered by talented individuals who drive scientific innovation.

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