Senior PV Scientist

Bristol Myers Squibb Hopewell, NJ
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. 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.

Purpose/Objective of the job

Support Medical Safety Assessment Physicians (MSAP) in leading individual cross-functional Safety Data Review Teams and assigned subteams, as applicable. Appropriately perform core signal detection activities, elevate program or portfolio issues impacting key MST programs, priorities, resources, milestones. Author safety data query responses, contribute to specified sections of the Periodic Benefit Risk Update Report (PBRER) and Development Safety Update Report in a specified therapeutic area and perform core signal detection activities. Ensure pharmacovigilance regulatory compliance with limited or no oversight as needed.

Mentor individuals and teams in aspects of project management, MST requirements, core signal detection, and authoring of safety data query responses and sections of the PBRER and DSUR as appropriate to meet individual or group of MST/subteam needs.

Key Responsibilities and Major Duties

1. Lead Safety Data Review Teams and participate in related PV and product-development subteam(s) in a specified therapeutic area. Appropriately elevate issues impacting key MST activities, milestones, documents to the MST Chair with limited to no oversight as needed.

2. Mentor individuals in aspects of project management, drug development and MST requirements, as appropriate to meet overall MST/subteam needs.

3. Author PV contributions to specified sections of the PBRER and DSURs with limited or no oversight as needed.

4. Periodic review and summary of pertinent safety-related literature, analysis of pre-determined core signal data. Provides advice and mentoring to scientists of summaries, evaluations and conclusions.

5. Author safety data query responses to health authorities and other stakeholders including coordination and integration of input from other functional groups, as needed to support responses to ad hoc queries with limited or no oversight as needed.

6. Collaborate within and across BMS functions with appropriate disciplines to identify and ensure management of internal and external documentation and support when required.

7. Apply knowledge of product goals, strategy, drug development stage milestones, partnership agreement, HA commitments, and individual functional area responsibilities. Mentor individuals and teams on these applied learnings.

8. Coordinate and integrate scientific, medical, and regulatory input from a variety of scientific sources and functional groups, as needed to support responses to ad hoc queries and HA commitments. Mentor and supervise scientist review and authoring of ad hoc queries.

(Disclaimer: The responsibilities listed above are only a summary and other responsibilities will be requirements as assigned)

List of minimum requirements

* BS/RN/MS/PharmD/PhD/MD, or equivalent with relevant scientific experience and/or training discipline

* Minimum of 6-9 years BS/RN; 4-6 years MS/PharmD/PhD/MD or equivalent relevant Pharmaceutical Industry experience; Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach others.

Competencies – knowledge, skills, abilities, other

1. Good working understanding of medical concepts and some familiarity with safety activities in drug development and postmarketing and global safety health authority requirements.

2. Good working understanding of team priorities and milestones. Ability to manage timelines and quality of work using organizational and interpersonal communication skills. Appropriately communicates items that could impact timelines or quality.

3. Demonstrated strong writing skills and experience in authoring and managing the production of strategic scientific documents (eg,safety-risk related documents, clinical documents, PBRER, DSURs).

4. Ability to work well in cross-functional teams.

5. Strong collaborative and communication skills with scientific subject matter.

6. Attention to detail along with strong scientific, analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to reach reasoned conclusions. Ability to understand complex medical-scientific data from a broad range of disciplines (eg, clinical trial laboratory data, nonclinical data, postmarketing reports, scientific literature, and regulatory documents).

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