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Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co.

Associate Director, Scientific Publications, Lung Cancer (R1556841-en-us)





Field, 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.

Specifically, the Associate Director will be expected to:

  • Contribute to a high performing, cross-functional lung publication and scientific matrix team engaged in the planning, integration and execution of medical publication and related scientific content activities globally

  • Work collaboratively with lung Publication Leads to ensure the success of BMS publications & content (ie. Strategically aligned publications and content plans, timely journal submissions/publications, congress presentations, scientific content)

  • Partner on translating medical strategies and objectives into actionable long-term strategic publication and scientific plans; plans that are comprehensive (representing all functions and key markets with ongoing data generation) and globally aligned

  • Ensure the clear, accurate and scientifically rigorous scientific communication of BMS data that inform the medical community about our pipeline development. This role will be report to the lung Publications & Scientific Content

  • Champion the global standardization of scientific content to streamline creation, distribution and curation of content while eliminating redundancies in resource utilization and number of deliverables.

  • Monitor the external medical and scientific information landscape, identifying trends in content inquiry and aligning and adjusting to relevant trends to better meet customer needs through internal process improvements

  • Solicit and understand Market-level scientific content needs and reflect it accordingly in content deliverables to ensure relevance and applicability to local market

  • Demonstrate understanding of the disease area, medical strategies & objectives necessary to provide strategic input to senior stakeholders and leadership on matters related to publication planning & data dissemination/disclosure at a portfolio level

  • Fosters collaborative relationships with academic & clinical experts, publishers, medical associations & other relevant stakeholder groups. Manage author (external/internal) interface to ensure timely execution & delivery of publications in accordance with GPP3 & BMS processes

  • Partner execution of the publication platform (abstracts, presentations) at assigned prioritized International & domestic congresses

  • Review publication and scientific content drafts for scientific quality and to ensure alignment & consistency with author direction, scientific communication platform & key communication points supported by data; Mentors and coaches other publication team members

  • Facilitate decision making during planning & execution process through effective alignment across a broad range key internal stakeholders (Development Team, Clinical Development, Translational Medicine, Global Biostatistics, & Market teams, Health Outcomes & Alliance/Clinical collaboration stakeholders)

  • Employ innovative strategies and solutions in medical communication delivery extending the scientific reach of evidence

  • Serve as the subject matter expert on publication-related matters involving the publication plan and as a publications point of contact for key stakeholders

  • Engage with key internal stakeholders to facilitate early identification of anticipated data disclosures that may be relevant for key external audiences enabling timely preparation of other data dependent communications

  • Partner with Publication Operations and Execution leads to assess, plan, & allocate resources (budget, bio-statistical services) to ensure timely delivery of high quality communications

  • Manage 3rd-party providers and independent contractors to ensure the timely delivery of quality publications

  • Promote and reinforce good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring all medical publications are being authored, written and reviewed according to GPP3 and BMS processes


  • Advanced degree: PharmD, PhD or MD in a science subject or biomedical degree preferred; MS in biomedical discipline or equivalent with in-depth experience in publication management considered

  • A minimum of 5 years experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, in both a regional and global capacity; experience in customer facing roles is a pulse

  • Expertise across all aspects of scientific publication strategy, planning and execution during all phases of drug development and commercialization process (investigational, registrational, pre & post-launch and marketed)

  • Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) highly desirable

  • Scientific expertise in Oncology is highly preferred

  • Demonstrated track record of leading and executing in highly matrix environment working across wide range of functional areas Medical, Health Outcomes, R&D, regulatory, and legal teams

  • Understanding of clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical trial data reporting requirements

  • Understanding of good publication practices and guidance (GPP3, ICMJE), Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, and other guidance related to post-marketing practices and scientific data communication

  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management skills are required for this highly visible global position

  • Demonstrated track record of managing multiple, conflicting priorities in rapidly evolving, fast paced, complex environment with successful outcomes

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications and familiarity with publication management tools & systems (Datavision)

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 15-20% of the time

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.

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