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Bristol Myers Squibb

Associate Director, Gastroenterology Medical Scientist, US Medical

Science and Research



Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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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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The Associate 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 Medical 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 Gastroenterology Medical Scientist will report to the Senior Director, Gastroenterology US Medical.


  • 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 WW Medical, translating appropriate Commercial and HQM strategies into effective US Medical launch and life cycle management activities

  • Lead and develop disease and therapeutic area 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

Experience Requirements

  • Advanced scientific degree preferred (MD, PhD, PharmD) or similar

  • 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

Key Competency Requirements

  • 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

  • Business acumen

  • Partnering and collaboration

  • Influencing and persuasion - negotiation skills

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

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

  • Experience within previous industry positions

  • Excellent English language skills, spoken and written

  • Ability to collaborate and partner effectively as well as work independently

Travel Required

  • Expected 30% travel within the continental US


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.

On-site Protocol
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.

COVID-19 Information
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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