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Senior Director, Diagnostic Sciences - Solid Tumor

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.Bristol-Myers Squibb is actively conducting translational medicine research to further our understanding of cancer biology and to identify which patient populations may be more likely to derive benefit from Immuno-Oncology (I-O). Bristol-Myers Squibb has long believed the future of cancer research is dependent on investments in science and partnerships. Collaboration is integrated into our organizational framework across translational medicine and R&D.We have an exciting new opportunity for a Solid Tumor Oncology Diagnostic Sciences Director / Senior Director to join the Translational and Diagnostic Sciences Organization, where our vision is for tumor biology to inform treatment selection for each patient at each stage of therapy. BMS is seeking a leader with exceptional scientific, strategic and occupational acumen to lead and develop companion and complementary diagnostics (CDx) biomarkers in support of the BMS portfolio.The Director / Senior Director, Solid Tumor Oncology Diagnostic Sciences role is the subject matter expert responsible for the development and execution of the companion/complementary biomarker diagnostic strategy for BMS product development and brand teams. Working within the Translational Medicine matrix, the Solid Tumor Oncology Diagnostic Sciences Lead provides evaluation, strategy, development and delivery of diagnostic products that enhance value of the pharmaceutical product profile. BMS is seeking a Director / Senior Director of Solid Tumor Oncology Diagnostic Sciences to fulfill this critical role.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs Solid Tumor Oncology Diagnostic Sciences on asset Development, Brand, and Translational Medicine teams for which companion, complementary, or other in vitro diagnostic development is within strategy.
  • Responsible for developing the Solid Tumor Oncology Diagnostic Sciences strategy for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) programs for immunohistochemistry, Immunoassay, PCR and NGS (tissue and blood based) including bioinformatics approaches.
  • Leads Solid Tumor Oncology Diagnostic Sciences matrix sub teams to enhance the value of the assets through incorporation of diagnostic biomarkers into exploratory, clinical, regulatory, and Medical/Commercial strategies.
  • Provides strategic direction to business development led search, evaluation and transactions for diagnostic partnering.
  • Coordinates all executable activities between the Development/Brand team and external diagnostic partners. Responsible for delivery of diagnostic partner critical milestones, e.g. technical development and validation, clinical validation, and regulatory activities.
  • Participates in commercial planning and medical strategy as related to the diagnostic product.
  • Provides internal and external subject matter expertise for BMS Solid Tumor Oncology Diagnostic Sciences and precision medicine activities:
  • Acquires and disseminates precision medicine knowledge for organizational learning and capability;
  • Represents BMS Solid Tumor Oncology Diagnostic Sciences to external stakeholders including health authorities, medical customers and presentations at scientific meetings.BASIC ESSENTIAL CRITERIA/QUALIFICATION: Advanced technical degree, e.g., PhD, MD, DVM, PharmD. Specific experience in the diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries, oncology biomarkers, diagnostic business development, and/or certification in laboratory medicine (e.g. ASCP) is a plus. Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in assay and IVD development including analytical validation, clinical development, manufacturing, US and global regulatory submission, and commercialization of diagnostics. Experience with or good working knowledge of a broad range of biomarker/in vitro diagnostic platforms. Demonstrated matrix leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a matrix team across multiple disciplines internal and external to the organization.Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.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 with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

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