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Senior Director – Early Development Program Lead
Posted on 7/13/2022
Cambridge, MA, USA • Princeton, NJ, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • MD, PhD, DVM, PharmD or equivalent advanced degree of relevance
  • 8+ years of experience in the drug development process and leadership experience in academic or industry setting including education where applicable
  • Expertise in the drug development process with particular in-depth know how and experience in the early development space, matrix team leadership, relevant regulatory expectations, and overall drug development principles
  • Deep understanding of the role of basic biology, pharmaceutical optimization, translational medicine, and clinical pharmacology, including exposure-response relationships and dose selection in early development
  • Strong understanding of relevant regulatory health authority expectations and regulations for drug development, with a focus on early development but with an understanding of implications toward full development
  • Working knowledge of all functional areas of exploratory development, including chemistry/biochemistry, biology, toxicology, CMC, translational medicine, early clinical development, etc
  • Demonstrated scientific acumen and mechanistic understanding of pharmacology and disease biology
  • Ability to create a clear purpose, global vision, strategies and key priorities for competing successfully in the evolving pharmaceutical and health care industry
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional team to execute Development Plans which have global perspective and focus on product differentiation, including opportunities for data driven acceleration
  • Demonstrated ability to objectively assess complex but relatively sparse data sets, make informed decisions and take action in the face of uncertainty
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully present complex programs to senior leaders and influence decision making
  • Experience in successfully managing and leading high performing, cross-functional matrix teams or complex multi-functional organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others in order to enhance performance and/or facilitate career progression
  • Ability to effectively and seamlessly multi-task, and prioritize across multiple exploratory development assets, with complex strategies and accelerated development timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully and effectively cooperate, collaborate and work across functional boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and participate in business development due-diligence evaluations and transaction recommendations
Bristol-Myers Squibb

10,001+ employees

Biopharmaceutical development company
Company mission
Bristol-Myers Squibb engages in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of pharmaceuticals.