Bristol Myers Squibb Group Director, Medical Safety Assessment, GPVE in Lawrence Township, New Jersey

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Group Director, Therapeutic Area Lead, Cardiovascular /Fibrosis, Medical Safety Assessment, GPVE

Job Description

The TA Lead manages a team of 3-5 Medical Safety Assessment Physicians (MSAPs), who have safety oversight responsibilities for assigned BMS assets within the Immunoscience therapeutic area. The TA Lead will train, coach, mentor and reward MSAPS toward the goal of maintaining a highly performing team in line with BMS GPVE vision and BMS people strategy. The TA Lead manages product assignments in concert with the Head, MSA-Innovative Medicines.

The TA Lead provides a senior perspective for the activities of the MSAPs, and assures that work projects are completed to time and quality standards. Activities in scope for the oversight of the MSA TA Lead include:

  • Signal detection and management and any resultant actions,

  • Risk management activities, including risk strategies for assets in all phases of development and life-cycle

  • Internal and external handling/communication of safety issues, including MST meetings

  • Review and direction for strategic decisions guiding content of safety query responses and scheduled aggregate and ad hoc safety reports

  • The role may include an individual contributor component, where the TA Lead will have MSAP role for one or more assets in the relevant area. This component includes but is not limited to safety oversight, signal detection and assessment activities, risk management and MST Chair responsibilities.

  • The TA Lead will participate in business development activities, process improvement and innovation activities in GPVE and BMS, as required. The position will partner closely with other GPVE TA Lead and the TA Heads, as well as other functions with GPVE including Epidemiology, the EU QPPV, the PV Scientists, Safety Reporting, Quality and Compliance, International PV, Risk Management, External Affairs, and Project Management/Resource Planning.

  • The position holder will interface with senior management committees such as MRG, MRG-HES, GPVE SLT, GRSB SLT as well as the clinical early and full development teams.

  • The position holder will be a member of the PV Science Forum and the GPVE ELT.


MD with 5 or more years of industry experience.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.