Senior Clinical Scientist
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Functional Area Description
The Senior Clinical Scientist reports through the Clinical Science function which provides scientific expertise necessary to design and deliver clinical studies and programs.
Position Summary / Objective
Responsible for implementation, planning, and execution of assigned clinical trial activities. Serves as Clinical Trial Lead for one or more trials
Successfully leads, plans, and executes trial level activities for multiple trials with minimal to moderate level of supervision
Provides scientific and clinical leadership to team of supporting Clinical Scientists (matrix leadership)
Co-Leads study team meetings in partnership with GDO protocol manager; and collaborate with cross functional study team members
May support clinical development planning (collaboration with Clinical Development Lead/Clinical Trial Physician for provision and analysis of data to support future planning)
Maintain a thorough understanding of assigned protocols and protocol requirements; educate supporting team members
Plan and lead the implementation all study startup/conduct/close-out activities as applicable
Evaluate innovative trial designs (collaboration with Medical Monitor/Clinical Development Lead)
Protocol and ICF development process with minimal guidance; including writing, reviewing, adjudication/resolution of cross functional comments and ensuring high clinical quality (collaboration with Medical Writing)
Site-facing activities such as training and serving as primary contact for clinical questions
Activities related to data generation and validation, including CRF design, clinical data review/query resolution; ensure consistent, quality data review by supporting CS team
Clinical data trend identification; provide trends and escalate questions to Medical Monitor
Develop clinical narrative plan; review clinical narratives
Provision of information required by Protocol Manager for development of trial budget, CRO scope of work, etc.
Review development of site and CRA training materials and presentation at SIV and Investigator meetings and support on Study committee (e.g., DMC) activities
Drafting/review and validation of clinical study reports (CSRs) and clinical portions of Regulatory Documents (e.g., IB, DSUR, regulatory responses)
Collaborate and serve as primary liaison between external partners for scientific advice
Degree in Life Sciences (MD, PhD, Pharm D, MS, RN or other scientific field preferred)
5+ years of experience in clinical science, clinical research, or equivalent
Proficient knowledge of GCP/ICH, drug development process, study design, statistics, clinical operations
Proficient knowledge and skills to support program specific data review, trend identification, data interpretation
Knowledge of the establishment and operation of data monitoring committees, dose review teams, and independent response adjudication committees
Key Competency Requirements
Excellent verbal, written, communication and interpersonal skills
Must be able to effectively communicate and collaborate across functions and job levels
Ability to assimilate technical information quickly
Routinely takes initiative
Strong sense of teamwork; ability to lead team activities
Proficient in Medical Terminology and medical writing skills
Proficient knowledge of the disease area(s), KOLs, indication(s), compound(s) under study (including MOA, PK/PD, biomarker & safety profile)
Proficient critical thinking, problem solving, decision making skills
Understanding of functional and cross-functional relationships
Commitment to Quality
Adaptable / Flexible - willing and able to adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities as well as an ability to meet day-to-day challenges with confidence and professionalism
Proficient planning/project management skills (ability to develop short to mid-range plans that are realistic and effective in meeting goals)
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Electronic Data Capture (e.g., RAVE), J-Review or similar data reporting tools
Domestic and International travel may be required.
The starting compensation for this job is a range from $141,000-$200,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).
The starting pay rate takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and the where the job is performed.
Final individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience.
For more on benefits, please visit our https://careers.bms.com/working-with-us.
Eligibility for specific benefits listed on our BMS Careers site may vary based on the job and location.
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.
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.
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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