Clinical Team Leader- Hematology
About the Job
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.)
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.
DESIRED BACKGROUND, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE
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.