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Bristol Myers Squibb Senior Clinical Trial Physician -Immunology/Rheumatology in Summit, New Jersey

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.

Job Title

Senior Clinical Trial Physician

Direct Manager

Clinical Development Team Lead, Early Assets/Neurology


R&D / Global Drug Development


Summit NJ

Functional Area Description

The Senior Clinical Trial Physician sits within Global Drug Development (GDD), an organization dedicated to the effective design and execution of drug development. The GDD organization drives clinical development strategy, design, execution, and interpretation of clinical trials.

Position Summary

  • Provides clinical development leadership to one or more Development Teams (DTs)

  • Serves as a primary source of medical accountability and oversight for multiple clinical trials

  • Matrix management responsibilities across the internal and external network

  • Manages Phase 2 – Phase 3 studies, with demonstrated decision making capabilities

  • Provides medical and scientific expertise to cross-functional BMS colleagues

Position Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Clinical Development Team Lead, designs and develops clinical plans and protocols with a strong strategic focus based on knowledge of asset/drug, disease area and relevant science

  • Leads the Clinical Development Team (CDT), which reports to the overall DT

  • Leads collaboration with Clinical Scientists (CS) to provide medical and strategic oversight in protocol development

  • Leads medical data review of trial data, including eligibility review

  • Holds responsibility for site interactions in partnership with the CS for medical questions and education

  • Holds responsibility for assessment of key safety-related adverse events in partnership with Drug Safety experts

  • Fulfills GCP and compliance obligations for clinical conduct and maintains all required training for these

  • Partners with CS to support executional delivery of studies (e.g., site activation, enrollment status, as well as adjudication of protocol deviations)

  • Identifies and builds relationships with principal investigators. Identifies and cultivates thought leaders to gain their input on emerging science in drug and biomarker research, disease knowledge, and clinical investigation.

  • Maintains a strong medical/scientific reputation within the disease area. Has in-depth knowledge of etiology, natural history, diagnosis, and treatment of the disorder. Holds strong expertise in the disease area by attending scientific conferences and through ongoing review of the literature

  • Keeps abreast of development and regulatory issues related to competitive compounds in development and how our portfolio fits into the competitive landscape

  • Provides ongoing medical education in partnership with collaborating CS for protocol-specific training, supporting the study team, investigators, and other stakeholders

  • Contributes to expertise in key Health Authority interactions and advisory board meetings

  • Authors/drafts clinical content for CSRs, regulatory reports, briefing books and submission documents in partnership with CS

Degree Requirements

  • MD (or ex-US equivalent) required; sub-specialty training in rheumatology and/or experience in conducting trials in the rheumatology therapeutic area is preferred.

Experience Requirements

  • 5 or more years of industry experience and/or clinical trials experience is preferred

Key Competency Requirements

  • Keen, strategic and critical mindset

  • Ability to communicate information clearly and lead presentations in scientific and clinical settings

  • Expertise in the scientific method to test hypotheses, including statistical design, analysis, and interpretation

  • Expertise in drug development processes

  • Expertise in the components needed to execute an effective clinical plan and protocols

  • Strong leadership skills with proven ability to lead and work effectively in a team environment

Travel Required

Some domestic and international travel is required

About Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in therapeutic areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, and immunology and fibrosis. Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

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.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1536589-en-us

Updated: 2021-03-05 02:19:51.051 UTC

Location: Summit,New Jersey

Bristol Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.