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Bristol Myers Squibb

Head of Clinical Development, Neuroscience (R1558924-en-us-1)

Business Development

Strategic Planning



Summit, New Jersey, United States

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.

The Head of Clinical Development, Neuroscience will build and lead an innovative and expert clinical development team that enables the strategic design, oversight, and execution of clinical research plans with deep disease area expertise, speed, and rigor across a broad portfolio.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee clinical planning, design, and strategic execution of Neuroscience therapeutic area clinical programs

  • Supervise the strategic development of protocols and analysis of all clinical trials from POC, late stage development, and through life cycle management (with registrational intent)

  • Work closely with discovery, early development, and translational groups to develop comprehensive clinical plans from early to late development

  • Provide deep disease area expertise and oversight for clinical components of execution and clinical monitoring

  • Interface with key thought leaders and experts in drug development to strengthen disease area expertise within TA

  • Serve as the organization’s senior expert on clinical development and partner strategically

  • Partner with key matrix stakeholders to advise the Head TA on critical development decisions and portfolio management

  • Represent organization in critical discussions with Health Authorities in the interpretation of clinical data, clinical trial design experiments, and safety and efficacy profiles of compounds

  • Effectively collaborate with TA Head and Clinical Research Scientists (CRS) organization and global cross-functional matrix team leaders within the organization

  • Interface with Clinical Development Leaders across Europe, Asia, Latin America and US

  • Develop and promote a workplace culture that values diversity of thought, promote integrity and create an atmosphere that supports coaching and fosters accountability

Qualifications & Experience

  • Significant clinical research and drug development expertise and leadership experience (10+ years) in Neuroscience Therapeutic Area

  • Educational Requirements: MD or equivalent with clinical training in Neurology

  • Successful track record of leading through influence and working across complex, global organizational matrices

  • Deep understanding of early stage through late stage drug development issues and challenges, as well as extensive experience designing and conducting innovative clinical trials within related areas of focus

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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