Clinical Team Leader- Hematology

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lawrence Township, NJ

About the Job


Role Imperatives

  • The Clinical Team Leader will set the clinical development strategy for the Hematology and External Clinical Collaborations assets or indications.

  • The Clinical Team Leader will directly supervise the work of Program Leaders who will in turn supervise individual Clinical Trial Leads.

  • This role will include above tumor strategy work (i.e. Broad I-O development teams beyond the scope of indication FDT leads, etc.)

  • The role may also include support of general duties of the function, including the Protocol Review Committee and support of Business Development activities.

  • The role will report directly to the Head of Clinical Development.

Essential Leadership Behaviors

Strategy and Execution

  • Create and communicate a vision for designing, conducting and executing innovative clinical development plans of the BMS hematology/oncology pipeline assets.

  • This leader will supervise the development, medical monitoring, interpretation and analysis of and clinical trials and protocols and will supervise the clinical components of all regulatory filings.

  • Will contribute to overall hematology and oncology tumor strategy.

  • Provide strategic insights into the clinical development plans.

  • Lead search and evaluation activities on external clinical collaboration and business development due diligence efforts, and advice to our strategic transactions group.

  • Will build a franchise reputation that attracts innovators to bring their ideas to BMS.

Drug Development Experience

  • Will create a clinical research strategy to develop programs beyond commercialization and launch and into lifecycle management.

Leadership and Matrix Management

  • Lead and develop a group of clinical research professionals (team of 12-14 physicians both direct and indirect) whose therapeutic area focus is in hematology and oncology and will ensure scientific and technical excellence of clinical development programs and deliverables.

  • This individual will recruit, develop and retain strong talent.

  • Will establish an effective and ethical culture that encourages teamwork, promotes cooperation and provides a supportive culture.

  • Will be responsible for developing a culture that values diversity of thought, supports coaching, fosters accountability and integrity, and supports process excellence and continuous improvement.

Stakeholder Engagement and Communication

  • Will work closely with colleagues in BMS Research, Development, Regulatory, Medical, Commercial and other key functional areas on a global basis; additionally should have an external focus and build relationships with thought leaders, physicians, and patient advocacy groups outside of BMS.

  • Partner and interact with colleagues from Early Development who design and implement first in human through proof of concept trials and will to assure a seamless transition into late stage development (Phase II-III trials.)

Technical Qualifications

  • Subject matter expertise in hematological malignancies

  • Proven track record in managing external collaborations across the spectrum of partners (from start-up biotech to big pharma)

  • Proven differentiated ability to support and manage across the totality of the spectrum including development of NRDG with RDG

  • Proven ability to execute the R&D People Strategy, and lead and develop a matrix team.



  • The ideal candidate will be a physician leader, preferably board certified in oncology, hematology or Immuno-Oncology (I-O); with greater than 10 years of extensive clinical trial and drug development experience, in addition to a strong scientific background.

  • The successful candidate will understand early-stage drug development issues, extensive experience designing and conducting Phase II and Phase III clinical trials, and should have demonstrable success filing regulatory dossiers and prosecuting them through approval.

  • Management experience will be important since this individual will manage a group of professionals including MDs or PhDs or PharmDs with clinical research experience.

  • The candidate also must be a highly effective leader capable of working with Commercial, Medical, and all research functions of the company from Research through Regulatory.

  • The candidate must be comfortable with cross-functional drug and product development teams and managing in a matrix environment.

  • Global experiences is a plus since this position has responsibility for strategy and clinical research in oncology in multiple geographies.

  • Experience interacting with business development and licensing, particularly helping to evaluate the technical and franchise aspects for potential in-licensing opportunities that shape the oncology clinical development strategy.

  • In addition, the candidate must be skilled at interacting externally, and at speaking engagements.

  • Must be skilled at attracting, developing, and retaining skilled professionals.