Translational Sciences Laboratory Lead

Bristol-Myers Squibb Pennington, NJ

About the Job


The Translational Sciences Laboratories are comprised of Clinical Genomics and Genetics, Clinical Immunohistochemistry, Clinical Flow Cytometry, Immune-cell biology. These laboratories are collectively responsible for supporting a book of work comprised of several hundred individual projects in the Oncology, Immuno-Oncology and Immunoscience portfolios. The laboratories hold approximately 40 biomedical scientists and house state of the art research equipment for each technology area. 


We are seeking an accomplished scientific and organizational leader to assume responsibility for a comprehensive and harmonized approach the internal laboratory management activities. This includes, but is not limited to\:


  • Ensuring uniform compliance to BMS policies and procedures that are applicable to the laboratory environment, including electronic laboratory notebooks, good clinical laboratory practices and environment health and safety.  
  • Reporting directly to the head of Translational Pathology and Biomarker Technologies, the TS Laboratory manager will facilitate and ensure the effectiveness of multiple functional areas that impact the laboratory operations including Strategy and Operations, Translational Medicine Enable Solutions, EHS, Finance, Global Procurement and Clinical Operations.
  • While the role does not have direct reports at this time, the TS laboratory manager will lead matrix teams comprised of representatives from each functional area as well as individuals from each of the biomarker laboratories.
  • He/she will be the main point of contact for these groups and help set goals and drive accountability for operational projects impacting the laboratories.
  •  He/she will also facilitate process improvement activities to help the laboratories achieve efficiency in clinical data generation and delivery.

·         The main responsibilities of the TS laboratory manager include working closely with the following teams to facilitate the accountability and deliver of the following\:

  • Global Procurement\:
    • develop and apply metrics of outsourcing capabilities
    • developing a harmonized outsourcing strategy across laboratories

  • Strategy and Operations
    • Develop unified equipment utilization metrics
    • Harmonized service strategy
  •  EHS and Quality
    • Ensure compliance to ELN, GCLP and Quality policies and procedures
  • Finance
    • Establish yearly budget projects for operating expenses and capital equipment
    • Facilitate the procurement of onsite lab contractors
  • TMES
    • Harmonize lab ordering and stocking of common laboratory supplies
  • Clinical Operations
    • Coordinate and communicate technical risks and issues related to the technical oversight of contract laboratories



  • Bachelors degree  in Biomedical Sciences. Immunology or Oncology a plus.
  • 8 years experience working in laboratory settings
  • At least 5 years of experience in an industrial setting. Within diagnostics or translational biomarker setting a plus.
  • Must have strong back ground in laboratory management, preferably with clinical laboratory experience in a hospital or contract laboratory setting.
  • Must have track record of demonstrating outstanding organizational and communication skills and being able to influence the achievement of goals in the absence of direct line management accountability.
  • Must have a deep familiarity with managing clinical biomarker laboratories, have had direct reports and have had a history of success working in a matrix environment.
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing technology based research projects
  • Familiarity with the techniques common to translational research including flow cytometry, genomics, proteomics and importantly, data analysis.
  • Familiarity with project management
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experienced manager of people and projects.
  • Ability to interact with multiple functional areas and drive accountability of matrix teams
  • Understanding of good clinical laboratory practices
  • Familiarity with CAP/CLIA regulations a plus