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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Director, Team Lead Academic Research Collaborations, US Market (R1560446-en-us)

Science and Research

Clinical Research Director



Princeton, 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 Academic Research Collaborations Team is part of the WW Strategic Collaborations function with a focus on the US Market. The Senior Director will manage a team focused on building research collaborations between BMS and US academic research institutions, balancing the BMS pipeline, medical and data needs across Oncology, Hematology/Cell Therapy, Immunology and Cardiovascular with that of our academic collaborators’ expertise & capabilities. This team leader will represent the data generation interests of the US Market and serve as a member of the US Strategic Collaborations Leadership Team. This position will report to the Executive Director, Strategic Collaborations, US Market. The Senior Director is expected to:

  • Build, manage and coach, for sustained high performance, an externally focused team accountable for defining and executing one aligned research engagement plan for each assigned academic institution that addresses key data gaps

  • Design and drive strategies to successfully identify and advance new research opportunities in the academic setting that accelerate the development of BMS pipeline across all therapeutic areas (Immunology, CV, Oncology & Hematology/Cell Therapy)

  • Partner across the drug development continuum (from Discovery to Commercialization) to set the strategy and research agenda with prioritized Academic research accounts across all therapeutic areas

  • Implement a new governance model within the Academic research collaborations that enables above disease strategic decisions, resource prioritization and research investment trade-offs.

  • Employ strong business acumen and fiscal stewardship focused on driving reciprocal scientific value creation and allocate resources consistent with priorities; Leverage analytics (e.g. BIA/InsTant) to optimize institutions’ performance against agreed upon research study milestones

  • Create access to Academic research platforms, technologies and insights that advances and/or broadens BMS’ pipeline (e.g. novel combinations, new targets, disruptive technology)

  • Align with and advise senior functional leaders on new research collaboration opportunities, leveraging a strong understanding of academic collaborators & core capabilities to inform strategy and influence strategic decisions that impact academic research agenda

  • Contribute to the evolution of WW Strategic Collaborations infrastructure that can scale up across the enterprise to meet new business priorities


  • Advanced scientific degree (MD, PhD, PharmD); Other advanced scientific degree with extensive, relevant clinical experience will be considered

  • Established strategic leader with at least 8-10 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry possessing an in-dept understanding of clinical and business development, Medical Affairs and Commercial functions related to drug development process ideally across a broad range of therapeutic areas

  • Demonstrated ability attract, develop and sustain a high-performing team with a proven ability to successfully lead teams (including matrix colleagues) through change

  • Adept at building credibility with external investigators & collaborative partners, competently balances business and scientific acumen during engagements anchored by strong leadership behaviors, authenticity, agility and enterprise mindset

  • Understanding of the US healthcare system and academic settings with demonstrated ability leading in an ambiguous and changing healthcare/business environments

  • Knowledge of the US healthcare system and institutions; strong external relationships in the US

  • Demonstrated use change leadership strategies/actions to influence new ways of thinking

  • Possesses exceptional communication & interpersonal skills needed to influence Senior management decisions; expertly adapts communication style to audience

  • Position is based in Princeton Pike New Jersey offices; Expected travel » 20-30% within the US


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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