Director– Immuno-Oncology Biomarkers Publications

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lawrence Township, NJ

About the Job


About Bristol-Myers Squibb\:

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.


One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. And driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support.  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 the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.




The Publications and Scientific Content organization’s mission Publications & Scientific Content are recognized leaders & strategic partners in the creation of timely and relevant medical communications to advance understanding of the science & maximize value for customers. The primary accountability of the Medical Publication Lead – Biomarker is to ensure the development of comprehensive, pan-tumor & cross-functionally integrated strategic publication plans for biomarker, translational and diagnostic data across the immuno-oncology portfolio. The Biomarker Medical Publication Lead will be a member of key HQ medical sub-teams working cooperatively across the functional matrix ensuring timely decisions on key aspects impacting the planning and execution of practice informing publications. This individual will also partner with Medical Publication Leads across the immuno-oncology to ensure successful and seamless integration of biomarker and pan-tumor publications supporting indications advancing to commercialization. Specifically, the Biomarker Publication lead will be expected to\:

  • Work in partnership with the headquarter biomarker & diagnostic lead to develop refines the Biomarker Publication platform publication planning and execution capability across multiple assets marketed
  • Engage leaders across key functions in the translation of strategies & objectives into actionable long-term strategic publication plans; plans that are comprehensive (representing all functions & key markets with ongoing data generation) with a franchise and enterprise view.
  • Ensure endorsement of Cross-Tumor Biomarker Publication portfolio publication plan by governance bodies (HQ Medical, Development teams including early I-O, Translational medicine, Imaging) prior to execution; continuously evolves plans in conjunction with scientific, clinical, translational and diagnostic development milestones and changes in the scientific, regulatory and access landscapes in key markets
  • Demonstrate an 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
  • Implement effective & consistent strategies for engaging external expertise (e.g. Publication Steering Committee) to advise on & shape publication plan strategy. Fosters collaborative relationships with academic & clinical experts, publishers, medical associations & other relevant stakeholder groups
  • Lead the execution of the cross-tumor biomarker publication platform across the immune-oncology portfolio (abstracts, presentations) at prioritized International & domestic congresses
  • Review publication 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
  • Manage the author (external/internal) interface to ensure timely execution & delivery of publications in accordance with GPP3 & BMS processes
  • Facilitate decision making during publication planning & execution process through effective alignment across a broad range key internal stakeholders (development, early I-O clinical, translational, imaging, clinical pharmacology & market capabilities, Health Outcomes & Alliance/Clinical collaboration stakeholders)
  • In the case of an alliance/collaboration partnerships, be responsible for establishing work plan & building relationships necessary for success
  • Employ innovative strategies and solutions in publication delivery extending the scientific reach of evidence
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on publication-related matters involving the Immuno-oncology Biomarker Publication plans and Biomarker Publication point of contact for key stakeholders
  • Engage with key internal stakeholders (Global Medical Information, Medical Content Development, Public Affairs) 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
  • Identify, select, and 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 7 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 with particular focus in Biomarker Publication preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of leading and executing in highly matrix environment working across wide range of functional areas Medical Affairs, Health Outcomes, R&D, regulatory, legal and commercial 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 a rapidly evolving, fast- paced, highly complex environment with successful outcomes