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Medical Director, USMA CAR T, Lymphoma/CLL, Summit, New Jersey

CategoryMedical and Regulatory Affairs - MD
Job typeFull-Time
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey

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.

Medical Director, USMA Lymphoma/CLL CAR T Lead


MD or MD, PhD preferably board certified in Hematology/Oncology. 7-10 academic/industry experience strongly preferred, including expertise in the conduct of clinical trials in hematology/oncology.

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 Medical Director, US Medical Affairs will report to the Lymphoma/CLL Disease Lead, USMA. He/she will be headquarters based in Summit, New Jersey and will provide scientific/medical leadership and support for Cellular Therapy launches and approved products, as well as, compounds in various stages of clinical development in that therapeutic area. This individual will support the design and implementation of an integrated medical plan within the US, under the direction of Disease Lead, USMA, and in coordination with the Global cross-functional teams. Together, they will take an ownership role in leading the execution of Celgene/BMS-sponsored medical affairs trials and will also be responsible for the evaluation and support of investigator-initiated trials. He/she will represent US Medical Affairs as needed, serving as a cellular therapy therapeutic area expert in strategic and tactical discussions and presentations with internal colleagues, including the US and Global cross-functional teams, as well as external experts and investigators. The Medical Director will have direct reports including scientific directors and medical scientist and work closely with the CAR T Field Medical Directors, providing support and coverage as needed.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Strategic and Tactical Planning: Responsibility for the Medical Affairs aspects of the following Cellular Therapy plans, in alignment with global plans, and their timely updates:
    • Brand plans
    • Launch plans for new products or new indication launches for Cellular Therapies
    • Publication plans
    • Strategic and tactical plan
  • Responsible for the planning and timely execution of Medical Affairs Sponsored Trials, within appropriate standards for compliance, quality, timeliness, and budget. Lead various activities of US and Global cross-functional teams relating to medical affairs.
  • Represent US Medical Affairs as a Cellular Therapy therapeutic area expert in both internal and external venues including the US and Global cross-functional teams, clinical sub-teams, and advisory boards / steering committees.
  • Lead/support various Medical Affairs cross-functional working groups.
  • In collaboration with the CAR T Field Medical Directors, ensure all CAR T sites have medical support.
  • Support CAR T medical affairs studies (e.g. registries, protocols).
  • Manage direct reports including scientific directors and medical scientists.
  • Represent BMS at professional meetings, congresses, and local symposia.
  • Collaborate with Medical Affairs colleagues to define, guide and execute therapeutic regional strategies and tactics with appropriate use of resources.
  • Provide high quality clinical input and review of: Disease strategy plans, abstracts, posters, slides, manuscripts, educational materials, IIT protocols, steering committee and advisory board meeting objectives, Medical information letters, Commercial Brand plans, Scientific educational grant requests and patient advocacy grant requests
  • Track priority Medical Affairs tactics and performance to goals/budget
  • Perform research and analytics and provide recommendations to support quality medical decisions regarding clinical research, consultancy, and internal planning.
  • Partner with Scientific Communications on developing timely publication strategy and plan, gap analysis, and key messages.
  • Assist with data summaries, preparation for site visits/corporate visits/payor presentations.
  • Interaction with key stakeholders, as a therapeutic area medical strategy expert:

  • Medical Affairs partners in therapeutic area
  • Global Medical Affairs Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Market Access
  • Clinical
  • Statistics
  • Translational Research
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Project Leadership

  • Investigators, KOLs
  • Global steering committees
  • Scientific Advisory Boards
  • Advocacy groups
  • Cooperative groups

The ideal candidate will have the following mix of professional and personal characteristics:
  • MD or MD, PhD preferably board certified in Hematology/Oncology.
  • Expertise in cellular therapy/hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and/or hematological malignancies is a strong plus.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years academic/industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Expertise in the conduct of clinical trials in hematology/oncology is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical skills and solid experience in translating medical/clinical information into medical affairs strategies.
  • Proficiency in critical data review and interpretation.
  • Matrix leadership of cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentations to large groups, facilitation of interactive discussions, and 1:1 discussions with thought leaders.
  • Demonstrated customer focus orientation & credibility with customers.
  • Knowledge/application of data sources, reports and tools for the creation of solid plans.
  • Regular travel will be required as needed

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.
EmployerBristol-Myers Squibb

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