Associate Director, Cross-Tumor Medical Publication Lead

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 Associate Director, Cross Tumor Medical Publication Lead is to ensure the development of comprehensive, cross-functional pan-tumor strategic publication plans across the immuno-oncology portfolio. The Cross Tumor Medical Publication Lead will be a member of key HQ and US 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 and oncology to ensure successful and seamless integration of cross tumor/pan-tumor publications supporting marketed indications as well as indications advancing to commercialization.

In parallel to the individual tumor/asset publication plans, the Cross Tumor Publication Lead will be expected to\:

  • Work in partnership with the Headquarter and US Cross Tumor Medical Leads and across Tumor Publication Leads to develop and implement Cross Tumor scientific communication platform and related strategic communication framework across multiple assets/tumors
  • Engage leaders across key functions in the translation of strategies & objectives into actionable long-term strategic Cross Tumor 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 portfolio publication plan by governance bodies (HQ Medical, Development teams including early I-O, GPV&E, Regulatory) prior to execution; continuously evolves plans in conjunction with scientific, clinical, development and commercial milestones and changes in the scientific, regulatory and access landscapes in key markets
  • Development of the Cross-Tumor Medical Publication and Scientific Content Plan and partnering  across the Medical Publication and Scientific Content team on the execution of the plan 
  • Provide cross-tumor lens across the competitive landscape on prioritized areas that have global impact across functional teams
  • Ensure endorsement of the publication plan by governance bodies (HQ Medical DT) prior to execution; continuously evolves plans in conjunction with clinical development milestones and changes in the scientific, regulatory and access landscapes in key markets
  • 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 cross-tumor 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 publication platform (abstracts, presentations) at assigned 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
  • Manage author (external/internal) interface to ensure timely execution & delivery of publications in accordance with GPP3 & BMS processes. Serve as the subject matter expert on publication-related matters for assigned areas
  • Facilitate decision making during publication planning & execution process through effective alignment across a broad range key internal stakeholders (DT, Medical  GCR, GPV&E, GBS, & market teams, Health Outcomes & Alliance/External Academic and Clinical Collaboration stakeholders)
  • Employ innovative strategies and solutions in publication delivery extending the scientific reach of evidence


  • 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 of experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, in both a regional and global capacity and in Oncology therapeutic area.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading and executing in highly matrix environments across a broad range of functional areas and collaborating with the Medical Affairs, Health Outcomes, R&D, regulatory, legal and commercial teams.
  • Understanding of the 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, data transparency requirements 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 successfully managing multiple, conflicting priorities in a rapidly evolving, fast paced, highly complex environment with success outcomes
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and familiarity with publication management tools (Datavision).
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 25-30% of time.