Associate Scientific Director, US Medical Affairs Lymphoma/CLL

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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Summit East, NJ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

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.

Position Summary

The Associate Scientific Director, US medical affairs will be headquarters based, and will provide scientific/medical leadership and support for lymphoma/CLL in various stages of clinical development. This individual will take a leadership role for the execution and implementation of the Medical Affairs strategy in support of lymphoma/CLL assets, as well as representation on relevant cross-functional teams, and collaboration with the global affiliates. They may take a leadership role for the execution of medical affairs research and will also assist in the evaluation and support of investigator-initiated trials in their therapeutic area. He/she will serve as a therapeutic area expert in content creation, strategic and tactical discussions, and presentations with internal colleagues, as well as external experts and investigators.

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead the development of the US medical plan that is community doctors specific

  • Lead the medical affairs activities/regional meetings including regional advisory board meetings/ steering committees

  • Establish the BMS lymphoma portfolio leadership in the community setting, understand the community doctor’s network including visiting each regional community site as needed

  • Primary contact person for community engagement, closely collaborate with community research collaboration and ARC as needed

  • Represent BMS at professional meetings, local congresses, and local symposia in person

  • Support regional community insight gathering activities to better understand shared-decision practices

  • Key insights gathering to support early asset development

  • Collaborate with Medical Affairs colleagues to execute therapeutic area strategy and tactics with appropriate use of resources.

  • Assist Director on behalf of the Disease Lead as a therapeutic area expert in both internal and external venues including the Medical Affairs sub-teams, and advisory boards / steering committees.

  • Support various Medical Affairs cross-functional working groups.

  • Track priority Medical Affairs tactics and performance to goals/budget.

  • Assist with scientific searches, data summaries, preparation for site visits/corporate visits/payor presentations Interaction for community doctors with key stakeholders, as a scientific and strategic expert.

  • Support the planning and execution of Medical Affairs Sponsored Trials (MAST) and registries (as needed), within appropriate standards for compliance, quality, timeliness, and budget.

  • Travel from remote location will be required (approx. 15%)

Desired Experience Required:

  • Advanced degree (MS, PhD, MD, PharmD) in medicine, molecular biology, genomics, cancer biology or other relevant life sciences area preferred.

  • Experience in clinical /translational research and/or medical affairs in hematology and lymphomawith 5-10 years industry experience. Experience with cellular therapy (including CAR T) a plus. Master’s degree holders with 5+ years relevant industry experience may also apply.

  • Excellent analytical skills and solid experience in translating medical/clinical information into medical affairs strategies.

  • Proficiency in scientific and clinical data review and interpretation.

  • Matrix leadership of cross-functional teams and strong organization skills.

  • Knowledge/application of data sources, reports and tools for the creation of solid plans.

Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentations to large groups, facilitation of interactive discussions, and 1:1 discussion with thought leaders.

  • Demonstrated customer focus orientation & credibility with customers.

  • Possess experience creating and managing budgets

  • Hard working with a can-do attitude

Other Qualifications:

  • Experience in the conduct of clinical trials in hematology/oncology preferred.

  • Experience with mining databases and other bioinformatics skills will be a strong plus.


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.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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