Senior Principal Scientist, Hematology - Myeloid, Translational Medicine
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Hematology Translational Medicine Disease Team at BMS
Translational Medicine is part of the Global Research and Early Development organization in BMS and leads mid to late stage clinical, pharmacological, and translational research and development activities for the BMS hematology pipeline and supports late-stage portfolio for translational development and life cycle management. Translational Medicine Hematology at BMS has a long-standing history of scientific rigor as evidenced by our peer-reviewed publications, delivery of drug approvals including Revlimid, Pomalyst, Idhifa, Inrebic, Reblozyl, Vidaza and Onureg, strong academic collaborations and talent development. Our areas of focus include but are not limited to Multiple Myeloma, Acute Myeloid Leukemia/MDS, Lymphoma and Erythroid disorders. This group integrates scientific learnings from the lab and clinic as well as business insights of multiple functions and leads the development of translational strategies at the franchise level.
Reporting to the Director, Hematology Translational Medicine, the role will be responsible for development and execution of drug and lymphoid/myeloid disease-centric translational strategies in hematology for assigned asset programs. Key responsibilities of this role are to act as hematology asset lead scientist to deliver biomarker strategies for clinical programs, disease strategies for high-risk unmet need, patient selection, combination strategies and life-cycle management of our pipeline as well as regulatory support including pre-clinical and translational sections of NDA submissions. This individual will work on cross-functional project teams to drive execution of translational/biomarker plans working with laboratory scientists and BMS members from clinical, commercial, regulatory, medical affairs and diagnostics as well as engage external academic collaborators/Key opinion leaders (KOLs).
- In-depth understanding of cancer biology/hematology, knowledge of clinical landscape, evolving therapies, competitive scenarios.
- Strong understanding of clinical, translational, and mechanistic data interpretation.
- Understanding of early or late-stage drug and translational development process; including clinical trial experience in industry or academia
- Experience in protocol authoring and informed consent form (ICF) review.
- Working knowledge of technological platforms covering biomarker measures including but not limited to genomics, immune profiling etc.
- Proven ability to work with global disease teams to develop strategies to support drug life cycle management
- Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience in developing written documents such as primary manuscripts/publications/reviews, disease strategies, mechanism slides, regulatory submissions, literature/ patient segment analyses
- Proven scientific/project leadership expertise (working in teams, managing people/projects)
- Ability to synthesize complex scientific and business problems into strategy
- Basic understanding of intellectual property, contracting terms and provisions
- Leads the development of asset specific translational goals and objectives for the Hematology Translational Medicine group (for internal /external, translational collaboration, compound specific plans etc.),
- Represents Translational Medicine (TM) on cross-functional Strategy and Global Project Teams
- Supports regulatory submissions, regulatory interactions, writes translational sections for regulatory response and answers to regulatory queries for the TM group
- Communicates regularly, prepares, and presents within the department/externally as required
- Participates in translational research with the Hematology Laboratory
- Oversees biomarker plan development and execution in clinical trials, large genomic projects from human clinical samples, and clinical trial support (defined clinical experiments from the development teams). This includes development of high dimensional bioinformatics in collaboration with the Informatics and Predictive Sciences group
- Responsible for selection and delivery of Clinical PD or Biomarker assays, translated from discovery (if applicable or appropriate) or developed specifically for early clinical use, assessing feasibility and applicability for companion diagnostics
- Application of model systems (in collaboration with the disease biology and in vivo pharmacology groups) beyond those routinely employed by discovery teams that aid in patient stratification/response, dose optimization and therapeutic use, either in-house or through external collaborations
- May participate in BD and established teams to evaluate the potential in-licensing opportunities that will advance our Drug Discovery and Development pipeline
- May perform advisory and mentoring role for junior scientists
- Participate or present at scientific advisory boards to support drug programs/projects
- Assists in developing and maintaining group budget and workforce plan
- PhD in Hematology/Oncology or related field with min 6-8 years in industry and academic setting
- Strong track record in large and small biotech/pharmaceutical companies, leading translational/biomarker studies, or innovative efforts to deploy technologies and assays for enhanced translational capabilities or similar skill sets in academia
- Proven track record of success in drug discovery and development
- Experience with translational/biomarker strategies for early or late-stage clinical trials or investigator sponsored trials in academia
- Competence in analysis and solving of problems, and the ability to prioritize to achieve goals.
- Excellent communication, managerial and scientific qualities are expected
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