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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Website
777 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Fellowship Duration

1 and 2 years

Fellowship Positions Available

ONE-YEAR FELLOWSHIP OFFERED 2018 - 2019

US Commercial Regulatory Affairs: Advertising and Promotion

TWO-YEAR FELLOWSHIPS OFFERED 2018 - 2020

Business Insights and Analytics

Cardiovascular Medical Strategy/ Medical Science Liaison and Field Medical Communications Specialist

Immunoscience US Medical Strategy and Global Immuno-Oncology Publications

Market Access: US Value, Access & Payment

Medical Communications and Publications for HEOR/ Access

US Health Economics and Outcomes Research

US Medical Portfolio Strategy (Independent Medical Education/ Pan Tumor Safety Strategy/ Portfolio Strategy Research)

US Oncology: Medical Affairs/ Clinical Trial Operations/ Medical Science Liaison and Field Medical Operations

US Oncology: Policy and Advocacy

Worldwide and US Medical Strategy: Immuno-Oncology

Position Detailed Descriptions

ONE-YEAR FELLOWSHIP OFFERED 2018 - 2019

US Commercial Regulatory Affairs: Advertising and Promotion

The US Commercial Regulatory Affairs group at Bristol-Myers Squibb provides strategic regulatory guidance within the company on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advertising and promotion regulations to support good business practices. The regulatory advice is provided to the marketing organization to ensure the highest level of ethics and integrity in the promotion of Bristol-Myers Squibb products. The group collaborates with a variety of functions including Marketing, Medical Affairs, Legal, Global Labeling, Managed Markets, Global Regulatory, Safety, and Biometrics. The Fellow will be assigned to a primary therapeutic area. Key activities and learnings will include:

  • Gaining an understanding of and ensuring consistency between key federal regulations and Bristol-Myers Squibb policies
  • Analyzing the impact of FDA Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) enforcement actions and assessing the regulatory implication to commercial activities
  • Assisting in the review of proposed promotional materials and programs created by Marketing, Sales, or Corporate Affairs and submissions to OPDP
  • Collaborating with matrix team members to develop marketing campaigns that meet regulatory requirements as well as commercial objective

TWO-YEAR FELLOWSHIPS OFFERED 2018 - 2020

Business Insights and Analytics

At BMS, the Business Insights & Analytics division enables bold, data-driven decisions for senior leaders. This joint 2-year fellowship is a unique opportunity to contribute to business performance assessments and competitive intelligence activities. Within the two-year fellowship program, the Fellow will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in the Performance, Benchmarking & Reporting team during Year 1 with a transition to the Competitive Intelligence team during Year 2.

Performance, Benchmarking & Reporting delivers analytical insights on R&D business performance in the context of strategy, industry trends, and competitor performance. As a key member of this team, the Fellow will:

  • Perform analyses on BMS and competitor activities to support strategic decisions in the R&D and Medical organizations
  • Conduct quantitative industry- and company-level performance assessments that address key strategic and operational questions
  • Engage in and drive analytical projects with substantial exposure to senior management and organizational impact

Competitive Intelligence informs and enables key decision making through accurate, relevant, and timely analysis of the competitive landscape. As a key member of this team, the Fellow will:

  • Perform analyses on BMS and competitor activities to support strategic decisions in the R&D, Medical, and Commercial organizations
  • Engage in monitoring and analysis of pharmaceutical industry and market trends
  • Support competitive intelligence projects that address key business questions at the brand level
  • Develop and implement enterprise-level initiatives to improve and enhance competitive intelligence capabilities

Each Fellow will develop an understanding of the workings of R&D, Medical and Commercial processes, as well as key performance trends and competitive issues faced by a major biopharmaceutical organization.  The Fellow will develop technical skills such as enhancing knowledge of data sources and visualization tools, developing methodologies for data analysis, and generating a compelling story from complex data. The Fellow will also develop transferable skills including vendor management, generation of evidence-based recommendations, and maintenance of a vast personal network across an organization.

Cardiovascular Medical Strategy/ Medical Science Liaison and Field Medical Communications Specialist

This 2-year Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to develop experiences in a strategic in-house and field medical experience. The Fellow will acquire cardiovascular disease state knowledge and master data regarding the cardiovascular product portfolio and corresponding competitors. In addition, the Fellow will work on high priority project work streams and initiatives aligned with the Medical Plan to deliver impactful HCP interactions. The Fellow will develop leadership and communication skills through collaboration across the US Medical matrix teams and other key partners. Key activities and learnings will include:

MEDICAL STRATEGY
  • Participate in the US Medical matrix team to support strategic planning based on the unmet medical needs from the perspectives of patients, providers, and payers
  • Support the execution of the Medical Strategy tactical plan by working across matrix teams (Marketing, Field Medical, Independent Medical Education, Advocacy, Clinical Development, Legal and Regulatory) as well as with alliance partners
  • Assist with the review of Investigator-Sponsored Research and Independent Medical Education proposals
  • Develop medical training materials for sales representatives and deliver medical presentations at sales training sessions
  • Lead the execution of National and International Congress planning activities to help shape the Medical Plan
MEDICAL SCIENCE LIAISON and FIELD MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
  • Support field medical alignment, access projects, clinical trial involvement, and special projects in support of MSL initiatives
  • Engage thought leaders in scientific discussions during field-based activities with CV MSLs
  • Assess/identify gaps in MSL resources and collaborate with medical strategy on the development of MSL scientific resources and trainings
  • Collaborate with medical strategy and field matrix teams to assist in development and implementation of field medical priorities
  • Facilitate discussion and identification of insights from the field and various matrix teams to determine unmet medical needs and competitive intelligence insights

Immunoscience US Medical Strategy and Global Immuno-Oncology Publications

This 2-year Fellowship provides an opportunity to experience key functional areas within Medical Affairs while developing an immunology expertise centered on 2 different sides of the same coin – Auto-immunity and Immuno-Oncology. The successful candidate will utilize a broad application of clinical and operational skills within a BioPharma environment and support key activities in the following areas:

IMMUNOSCIENCE US MEDICAL STRATEGY
  • Participate in the US Medical matrix team to support strategic planning based on the unmet medical needs from the perspectives of patients, providers, and payers
  • Lead projects within the medical matrix by collaborating with the broader matrix team (Field Medical, Medical Information, Independent Medical Education, Sales, Marketing, Outcomes Research, Promotion Integrity, Legal, and Global Pharmacovigilance & Epidemiology)
  • Provide strategic medical support for advisory board content and Medical Science Liaison resources and training
  • Participate in medical information responsibilities including medical review of promotional and non-promotional materials in collaboration with Legal, Regulatory, and Marketing teams
IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY GLOBAL MEDICAL PUBLICATIONS
  • Develop a comprehensive and globally aligned strategic publication plans by identifying data gaps and working with a cross-matrix team (Global Medical lead, Clinical Research, Statistics, and  Development lead, external TL interactions)
  • Ensure clear scientific communication of key data (e.g. manuscripts, abstracts, posters, oral presentations)
  • Develop therapeutic expertise in Immuno-Oncology
  • Lead publication activities at congresses

Market Access: US Value, Access & Payment

This 2 year fellowship offers the opportunity to join a rapidly evolving access organization that is an industry leader in ensuring patient and provider access to therapy.  Within the 2 year fellowship program, the Fellow will have the opportunity to gain in depth experience working in multiple components of the organization.  Through these rotations the Fellow will build core foundational marketing skills, develop an in-depth understanding of pricing and executing contracts, as well as gain insight on payer and provider reimbursement, and understand the important role of public policy and advocacy on the healthcare environment. Fellowship rotations may include:

CHANNEL & PATIENT ACCESS SUPPORT SERVICES
  • Evaluate the evolving healthcare landscape to assess the implications for provider reimbursement and patient affordability
  • Assess the importance of various services to BMS customers including field support, web-based tools, and call centers
  • Create materials, including both traditional and digital content, to communicate the proper billing and coding for infusible products
PRICING & CONTRACTING
  • Understand challenges and business drivers across multiple channels including Payers, Integrated Delivery Networks, Group Purchasing Organizations, and Pathway organizations.
  • Use analytical skills to quantify and evaluate the impact of various contracting approaches which could be employed in a complex marketplace.
  • Gain experience in negotiating, executing, and implementing contracts to a variety of healthcare stakeholders.
FEDERAL PAYMENT
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of State and Federal payment programs such as Medicaid, State Exchanges, and Medicare Part D.
  • Work with the Brand Payer matrix to develop strategies based on the impact of government channels on each business.
  • Analyze existing and proposed legislation to assess the potential impact on the company’s existing business and R&D pipeline.
PAYER MARKETING
  • Contribute to the brand payer strategy by evaluating payer management trends, emerging access influencers, and the evolving competitive landscape.
  • Interact with medical strategy, health economics and outcomes research, and market research to develop payer value proposition.
  • Develop promotional materials to communicate the value of our products to managed care organizations and train field-based account executives on appropriate delivery.

Medical Communications and Publications for HEOR/ Access

YEAR 1: US MARKET FOCUS
  • Develop an understanding of US Payers and their information needs that can inform reimbursement policies for oncology products
  • Collaborate with HEOR, Access, Medical Strategy to define medical communication plan for US payers and access influencers including guideline bodies such as NCCN
  • Develop medical communication deliverables communicating the clinical and economic value of BMS oncology products including AMCP dossier, Medicaid submissions, submissions to guideline bodies, slide decks for field medical and handling of medical information inquiries from US payers
YEAR 2: GLOBAL FOCUS
  • Collaborate with WW HEOR, WW Access and WW Medical Strategy to develop a HEOR publication and scientific communication plan for an oncology product
  • Develop in collaboration with WWHEOR and external authors, publication deliverables including abstracts, posters, manuscripts focused on clinical and economic value of oncology products
  • Develop in collaboration with WW HEOR and WW Medical Strategy, medical communication deliverables including slide decks, Q&A, bibliographies on HEOR scientific literature on oncology products

US Health Economics and Outcomes Research

This 2-year Fellowship will prepare talented individuals with strong interests in pursuing a Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) career in the biopharmaceutical industry. As the US healthcare system evolves to focus on improving outcomes while reducing costs, healthcare payers and decision makers are keen on understanding the value of medicines. HEOR data is uniquely positioned to demonstrate value and guide decision making. The US HEOR team generates economic and comparative effectiveness evidence to ensure access to BMS medicines. The fellow will work alongside experienced preceptors to conduct research projects as well as communicate the value of BMS medicines to various healthcare stakeholders such as payers, providers and patients. Additionally, the fellow will be an essential part of a well-integrated matrix team in multiple therapeutic areas including Oncology, Immunology, and Cardiovascular, and will collaborate with a variety of internal partners from both US and global teams (i.e., medical affairs, payer marketing, commercial, policy & advocacy, clinical development, regulatory, etc.). During this program, the fellow will:

  • Gain a diverse experience with the methods and practices of HEOR throughout the product life cycle
  • Lead and contribute to the generation of HEOR evidence that will be used to demonstrate the value of BMS medicines to healthcare decision makers
  • Communicate the value of BMS medicines through external scientific presentations at national conferences and publications
  • Collaborate with matrix teams to build comprehensive value propositions to improve market access and patient outcomes
  • Learn how HEOR contributes to and is impacted by healthcare quality, performance measures, and the health policy environment in the US

US Medical Portfolio Strategy (Independent Medical Education/ Pan Tumor Safety Strategy/ Portfolio Strategy Research)

The US Medical Portfolio Strategy Team ensures an integrated approach in aligning pan-tumor efforts across the medical organization. The fellow will be able to aid the Portfolio Strategy team in developing medical strategies for our marketed products as well as the Early Assets, executing effective launches, and ensuring the safe and appropriate use of our medicines by healthcare providers and patients. This fellowship will provide a rotational experience in three key groups within Portfolio Strategy:

INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EDUCATION
  • Create and lead the IME request for education (RFE) process for a designated disease area(s) of focus (strategy development)
  • Perform medical review and analysis of IME grant proposals and provide recommendations to the IME Review Committee (tactical follow through on strategy)
  • Analyze outcomes data from supported medical education activities, generate quarterly reports, and communicate to the medical matrix teams for designated disease area(s) of focus.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the internal and external regulatory and legal environments that impact medical education in the US and EU
  • Participate in international medical education efforts
  • Attend and audit live and online continuing medical education programs supported by BMS
PAN-TUMOR SAFETY STRATEGY
  • Support both medical strategy and commercial functions of Pan-Tumor Safety Strategy Team
  • Lead the strategic communication and build awareness of safety for I-O/I-O (Immuno-Oncology) combinations & partner with Sales, Commercial and US Medical on execution
  • Expand communication to Allied HCPs (Nurses, Pharmacists) and Specialists on the breadth of safety/patient management information
  • Explore data gaps, mine different sources (clinical trials, real-world data) and publish in peer reviewed journals
  • Contribute to the development of Risk Management strategy at the global level, in partnership with Global Safety & Risk Management (adapting it to the US)
  • Participate in the execution of proactive safety communications (e.g. REMS, HCP letters, Internal communications to Home Office Medical and Field Medical)
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY RESEARCH
  • Assist Portfolio Strategy Research Leads with work related to the Oncology Cooperative groups
  • Work with the Medical Science Liaison and Home Office Medical teams around strategy reviews of potential investigator-sponsored studies (manage meetings and coordinate strategy updates to the field)
  • Assist with management of Portfolio Strategy Research budget
  • Develop an understanding of the National Cancer Institute Cooperative Groups and the important research they conduct
  • Support the Portfolio Strategy Team in research priorities for emerging tumors and early assets
  • US Oncology: Medical Affairs/ Clinical Trial Operations/ Medical Science Liaison and Field Medical Operations

This 2-year Fellowship provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of the functional areas of Medical Affairs, Clinical Trial Operations, and Medical Science Liaison (MSL). Fellows will acquire disease state knowledge and master data regarding Bristol-Myers Squibb and competitor oncology product portfolios. Fellows will also collaborate and network with cross-functional teams from multiple brands (e.g. Legal/Regulatory, Marketing, and Home Office Medical). Fellows have the opportunity to gain enhanced experiences through elective rotations in other departments and leadership of special projects.

MEDICAL AFFAIRS

  • Function as a medical information specialist by applying clinical pharmacy knowledge to ensure accurate communication of Bristol-Myers Squibb product information
  • Enhance medical writing skills by developing fair and scientifically-balanced responses to medical inquiries and participate in medical review of promotional and non-promotional materials

CLINICAL TRIAL OPERATIONS

  • Function as a Clinical Trial Manager of Investigator-Sponsored Research (ISR) across study venues (Academic, Networks, Cooperative Practices), from study development (i.e. protocol/ regulatory/budget/contract/drug supply) through study closure (i.e. publication/ study report)
  • Collaborate and interact with various brand medical and matrix team members, including MSLs during trial management and interfacing with investigators on an ongoing basis

MEDICAL SCIENCE LIAISON

  • Participate in weekly virtual Field Medical meetings (regional calls, journal clubs, and national meetings) and shadow MSLs on a monthly basis while interacting with Thought Leaders and Healthcare Professionals. Fellows will also have the opportunity to shadow Health System Liaisons (HSLs)
  • Work directly on headquarter based field medical projects during a two month rotation and attend 1-2 key Bristol-Myers Squibb meetings (i.e. National Oncology Meetings, Medical Congresses, Continuing Medical Education, and MSL training) during the 2-year Fellowship

 US Oncology: Policy and Advocacy

The Policy and Advocacy Fellowship provides opportunities to work within both Global Policy, Advocacy & Government Affairs and U.S. Oncology Advocacy. The fellow will gain experience working across a matrix team (marketing, medical, HEOR, market access and public affairs) to gather patient and provider insights, build relationships with relevant third party organizations, and develop advocacy plans that optimize access to high quality cancer care for patients. During this time of continued reform and evolution of the U.S. healthcare system, the Fellow will develop a deep understanding of how healthcare policies are developed and implemented within the US, and how they impact patients, providers, payers, Bristol-Myers Squibb and the biopharmaceutical industry. The Fellow will interact and collaborate with stakeholders across Bristol-Myers Squibb and gain experience in working with patient advocacy organizations, professional organizations, policy stakeholders and other organizations that contribute to the policymaking process and the overall changing healthcare landscape.

POLICY
  • Evaluate U.S. healthcare policy proposals and develop related policy analysis to help support policy position development
  •  Support Bristol-Myers Squibb participation in pharmaceutical industry trade organizations and other stakeholder efforts on priority public policy issues, including those that affect patient access to innovative medicines, through policy research and other policy analysis
  •  Develop an appreciation and understanding of how public policy issues impact the biopharmaceutical industry and healthcare delivery system
ADVOCACY
  • Develop, execute, and monitor strategic national and state advocacy plans that center on empowering patients by providing them with disease state/therapeutic information and ensuring patients have continued access to care
  • Collaborate across matrix teams (marketing, medical, HEOR, market access and public affairs) to develop and execute advocacy initiatives
  • Support market access field teams through tool development and national advocacy support

 Worldwide and US Medical Strategy: Immuno-Oncology

Medical Strategy is where scientific and clinical knowledge meets strategic application. This 2-year Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to support the development and execution of Worldwide and U.S. Oncology Medical Strategy and other medical activities in the emerging field of Immuno-Oncology (I-O). During the first year in Worldwide Medical Strategy, the Fellow will focus on developing the worldwide strategy for new I-O indications in a wide array of tumor types through collaborative efforts with BMS regional offices around the world. During the second year in U.S. Medical Strategy, the Fellow will be on the Franchise Medical team where the focus will be on developing and executing the U.S. strategy for the successful launch and continued support of I-O indications. The Fellow will gain exposure and develop leadership skills by supporting and leading medical initiatives in collaboration with the Worldwide and U.S. cross-functional matrix teams (i.e., Medical Information, Field Medical, Medical Publications, Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Clinical Research, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, Marketing, Competitive Intelligence, and Access).

WORLDWIDE MEDICAL STRATEGY
  • As a core member of a cross-functional, multi-regional (i.e., U.S., E.U., Asia-Pacific) Worldwide Medical matrix team, the Fellow will provide input into global strategic planning of pan-tumor life cycle management within the I-O franchise and execution of medical deliverables (i.e., internal training materials, medical publications, and congress resources)
  • Actively support the Medical Publication and Data Communication Plan by collaborating with the team responsible for identification of data gaps and development of medical publications (i.e., congress abstracts, posters, symposia, review articles, primary manuscripts, and secondary manuscripts)
  • Engage with external Thought Leaders in scientific exchange via advisory boards, investigator meetings, publication planning, and congresses
U.S. MEDICAL STRATEGY
  • Facilitate development of U.S. I-O portfolio franchise execution strategies and tactics through Medical and Marketing cross-functional team collaboration
  • Actively participate in development and execution of I-O brand franchise tactics and coordination and optimization of U.S. Franchise Medical capabilities including launch readiness plans, medical conference activities, advisory board planning and execution, Thought Leader identification and engagements, internal medical training and external I-O educational resource development
  • Engage with U.S. Thought Leaders in scientific exchange via advisory boards, development of educational materials, and congresses

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