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Bristol Myers Squibb

Associate Director, Medical Scientist, US Medical Oncology, Melanoma (R1554538-en-us)

Science and Research




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.

Position Summary

Position reports to the Senior Director of US Medical Oncology, Melanoma/Relatlimab/Bempeg. The primary responsibility of the Associate Director is developing and implementing the US Medical strategies, objectives and launch priorities in Melanoma. This Associate Director role is responsible for integrating and aligning Melanoma strategies through establishing and maintaining cross-functional collaborative relationships with key stakeholders including, but not limited to, US Commercialization, WW Medical, Clinical Development, Medical Capabilities teams, etc.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic, scientific, and executional leadership while partnering with the integrated matrix team, including Medical, Commercial and Access organizations

  • Lead and partner effectively with the integrated matrix team for medical-related activities and tactics

  • Develop/refine and implement key medical activities, including medical advisory boards, Medical Scientist Liaison resources and training, congresses, reactive content, and communication strategy, including publications

  • Partner with US Commercial and Access organizations to integrate medical perspectives into the commercial strategy and ensure appropriate alignment between commercial and medical activities

  • Develop and maintain long-term, trusted relationships with external thought leaders and scientific experts to assess unmet medical needs to develop an appropriate medical strategy

  • Interacts and maintains relationships with the medical matrix (particularly Field Medical, Worldwide Medical, and Medical Capabilities), physician leaders and researchers, Competitive Intelligence, Payers and Advocacy groups and other external and internal customers to implement the US disease strategy

  • Collaborates with functional areas outside of medical including marketing, sales, access, legal, regulatory, clinical operations, and research and development

  • Ensure US medical strategies, objectives and tactics are aligned across the medical matrix and integrated with the strategic brand plan

Qualifications & Experience

  • Advanced scientific degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, DNP)

  • Prior (3-5+ years) pharmaceutical industry experience in medical affairs is required

  • Highly organized and motivated individual with the ability to lead multiple projects and initiatives across diverse high performing matrix teams

  • Possess excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written

  • He or she should understand pharmaceutical drug development, including clinical development, regulatory, life cycle management of pharmaceutical products, and knowledge of Thought Leaders in the field

  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills to navigate complex situations and gain alignment with diverse stakeholders, and work effectively within cross-functional teams

  • Demonstrated ability to execute and deliver results in a deadline-driven environment while managing multiple priorities

  • Estimated 20% travel (as applicable)

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.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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