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Bristol Myers Squibb

Director, Gastroenterology Medical Scientist, US Medical (R1557625-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.

The Director Medical Scientist works in the US Medical organization as a central part of the medical matrix team helping to develop and execute strategic medical and launch plans, including for new indications and new mechanisms of action. The Medical Scientist is the scientific expert within the US Zeposia team for Gastroenterology, providing sound, strategic medical advice and training to relevant stakeholders. This position requires the ability to organize and simply communicate complex data and to align others behind a medical strategy across a matrix and partnerships. This individual will set clear and challenging targets that allow skilled and empowered professionals to accomplish business objectives consistent with department/program goals. This position requires objective and effective decision making, and the ability to successfully manage integration points across US functional and commercialization areas to ensure alignment. The Zeposia Medical Scientist will report to the Executive Director, Gastroenterology Medical Lead.


  • Develop and lead the matrix execution of a medical plan that is both product specific and disease area focused and in alignment with US Commercial and Headquarter Medical, translating appropriate Commercial and HQM strategies into effective US Medical launch and life cycle management activities

  • Lead and develop TA aligned field-facing medical and/or commercial training resources and necessary coaching

  • Provide strategic medical advice for medical and commercial field-facing knowledge transfer resources

  • Externally focused and connected to high impact external influencers in order to identify and translate key insights and to appropriately drive adoption of BMS medicines

  • Lead the strategic planning and content development of medical advisory boards

  • Lead the strategic planning of key medical activities at professional meetings and conferences

  • Assess the strategic alignment and scientific rigor of new investigator sponsored research concepts and manage the ongoing ISR portfolio

  • Communicates transparently and closely collaborates with US Commercial & Access organizations to integrate medical perspectives into the commercialization process and ensure appropriate alignment between commercial and medical.

  • Contributes when appropriate to shaping competitive strategies

  • Continually measure and assess the execution of medical plans


  • MD, PharmD, NP, PhD, or other advanced scientific degree with 3-5 years of industry experience

  • Experience in Immunology or Gastroenterology is preferred

  • Should be experienced in Medical Affairs, preferred Medical Strategy, for minimum 2 years.

  • Prior pharmaceutical industry experience in clinical research is desirable

  • Therapeutic area scientific & clinical expertise

  • Familiarity with all phases of drug development, including clinical development, regulatory and life cycle management.

  • Healthcare landscape knowledge & insight

  • Ability to impact and influence with high impact national TA leaders

  • Vision and strategic thinking

  • Influencing and persuasion - negotiation skills

  • Verbal & written communication skills, including the ability to organize and simply communicate complex data

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a complex (e.g., cross-functional, matrix designed) project team

  • Experience within previous industry positions

  • Proven ability to collaborate and partner effectively as well as work independently

  • Role is based in Lawrenceville, NJ at the Princeton Pike location


  • Expected up to 30% travel within the continental 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.

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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