Bristol Myers Squibb Scientific Advisor Cardiovascular in Braine L'Alleud, Belgium
Scientific Advisors embody our medical mission in becoming a trusted, agile partner who engages in influential dialogue and delivers timely, high impact data and insights that advance the science or accelerate access, shape medical practice and drive appropriate adoption of BMS medicines. The Scientific Advisor role is a blend of field-based and office-based time; the proportion depending on the life cycle for the compound/therapeutic area of responsibility. It is anticipated that a scientific advisor fulfilling their internal and external duties will spend a minimum of 30-40 percent of their time in the field with external customers. SAs will perform their activities in an ethical and compliant manner, in adherence with all BMS policies and external laws and regulations.1. External Environment and Customer
Focus• Develop and maintain strong relationships with Thought Leaders, appropriate HCPs, and access stakeholders, within a given geography to answer scientific, unsolicited product and HEOR related questions. SAs will use various channels for interactions (1:1, group presentation; remote, etc).• Effectively present information to HCPs, as appropriate, ensuring medical accuracy and compliance with local procedures, ethical and legal guidelines and directives.• Actively profile the medical landscape and continuously update knowledge and expertise in products, patient treatment trends, unmet medical needs, clinical trials and scientific activities. Understand the competitive landscape and actively prepare to address informational needs of customers.• Collect and provide meaningful medical insights back to the medical and commercial organizations to be actioned in support of the strategy development.2. Manage and Deliver the Medical Plan• Provide strategic input into the development of Brand plans, develop and execute local Medical Plan and TL Interaction plans.• Deliver scientifically meaningful medical program proposals and ensure flawless execution of medical activities• Identify potential speakers for BMS educational programs and ensure that these speakers receive all necessary product and disease state training.3. Provide Medical Support• Contribute to the development and review of medical content within promotional and non-promotional materials (as appropriate, consistent with the Promotional and Non-Promotional BMS procedural documents and/or local codes), according to local resource and requirement.• Contribute to and coordinate the development of the medical / scientific sections of pricing and reimbursement files.• Contribute to the development of scientific publications or presentations, as appropriate. • As necessary and appropriate, may support the initial and ongoing medical/scientific area and product specific training and provide key scientific updates to internal stakeholders (Commercial, Regulatory, OR, PV, Legal, HEOR, Market Access, etc).4. Support Clinical Trial Activities• Support Interventional and Non Interventional Research (NIR) studies (including input on study feasibility, identification and assessment of potential study sites, facilitate BMS and investigator activities, and conduct site visits to support patient recruitment and/or discussions around the safe and effective use of BMS investigational products, as appropriate and in agreement with local medical management.• Provide recommendations and insights to GDO on study and site feasibilities within the therapeutic area based on knowledge of the field and through direct contacts with potential investigators, as appropriate and in agreement with local medical management.
• Actively support CRO sponsored studies as appropriate or as defined by the study scope document• Provide medical support to GDO to transition patients from clinical trial to marketed and/or reimbursed supply of drug, where required and appropriate.
• Ensure that BMS Pharmacovigilance procedural documents are understood and applied by Investigators of local studies, and alert appropriate BMS personnel to any identified Adverse Events.
Scientific Advisor (SA) Position Profile Requirements
Required Experience• Medical doctor (physician), PharmD or PhD, with experience in a specific Disease Area or with a broad medical background• Or Science graduate with substantial and relevant pharmaceutical experience
Knowledge Desired• Superior disease Area knowledge and understanding scientific publications• In-depth knowledge of a scientific or clinical area• In-depth knowledge of relevant BMS products highly desirable.• Knowledge of clinical trial design and process• Knowledge of the National Healthcare System and the pharmaceutical industry• Excellent English language skills, spoken and written• Knowledge of HEOR data and the ability to communicate value data
Experience Desired• Working in a scientific and/or clinical research environment• Translating scientific or clinical data into compelling messages to help physicians best serve their patients• Effectively communicating and presenting scientific and/or clinical data to research or healthcare professionals• Developing peer-to-peer relationships with top-ranking medics, scientists or other healthcare professionals• Training others• Quickly and comprehensively learning about new subject areas and environments
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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.