Associate Counsel, Patient Data and Privacy Law
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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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Come help BMS bring the next generation of medicines to patients! As part of the Patient, Data and Privacy team, this role is responsible for overseeing the support, execution and management of contracting matters related to clinical trials. This role will work closely with business and contracting stakeholders to ensure early identification, prioritization, timely escalation, and resolution of contracts and issues. A key function of this role will be working with the PDP contracting team to identify and timely escalate any issues that would cause delays in agreement execution or challenges with implementation
- Develop and maintain understanding of development priorities and ensure prioritization and timely escalation for key issues, agreements.
- Work closely with the attorneys supporting PDP contracts and broader PDP team and law department to obtain SME input, identify points necessary for escalation and timely advance contracts consistent with enterprise-wide data development acceleration objectives.
- Work with relevant business and legal stakeholders to anticipate book of work needs and prioritize appropriately.
Required Qualifications and Desired Experience
- Law Degree, J.D. preferred from recognized university.
- Qualification to practice law in New Jersey or ability to obtain NJ in-house counsel limited license (including application in process).
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in a mix of a major law firm or the legal function of a major corporation, including through equivalent experience with contracting and transactional matters in an operational or contract management capacity.
- Practical experience drafting and negotiating agreements related to the pharmaceutical or life-sciences industry, focused specifically in the clinical trials space.
- Understanding of health care industry.
- Excellent administrative and organization skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and can successfully manage internal client expectations and can work/operate well with a variety of personalities/capabilities in cross-functional teams, matrix environment.
- Creative, thoughtful, and possessing problem-solving skills.
- Strong ability to assess risk, make decisions and think strategically while applying knowledge of applicable legal issues.
- Ability to listen to client needs and communicate with confidence and diplomacy
- Excellent verbal and writing skills and business judgment are required.
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.
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it 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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