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Scientist II, Translational Drug Development


Summit, NJ
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Full time
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Job Description


is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to
help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to
discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human
health.  We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit
of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70
countries - and growing we look for talented people to grow our business,
advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.


Employee will have in-depth knowledge of hematological malignancies and oncogenic signaling pathways  with excellent laboratory technical skills in areas of cell and molecular biology.  Unique expertise in multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia or other B cell malignancies a plus. Being well versed in the scientific literature, employee will use current techniques to address questions of drug mechanism of action, differentiation and resistance using primarily in vitro methods. In vivo studies will be coordinated through a separate research facility, contract research laboratories, and academic collaborations. Will be responsible for well-defined and controlled experiments being mindful of translational relevance; Responsible for experimental design, interpretation of results and making scientific presentations to senior management.  Employee will keep an electronic laboratory notebook and write non-clinical pharmacology study reports.


1.Develop in vitro assays for evaluating mechanisms of drug resistance, drug differentiation and pharmacodynamic marker identification (develop resistant cell lines, make stable knock-downs and knock-ins, cellular trafficking studies)

2.Study the intracellular signal transduction cascades and feedback mechanisms within pertinent cell types to assess mechanism of action and rationalize drug combination strategy.

3.Interface with bioinformaticians to analyze genomics data for understanding pathways of resistance and differentiation of Celgene drugs in development

4.Participate in translational team  meetings to present data and provide interpretaion

5.Supervise Associate Scientist(s) and/or Research Associate(s) as needed, and under the direct but limited supervision of management.

6.Analyze, interpret, and report experimental results.

7.Establish and maintain working relationship with contract laboratories and relevant academicians

8.Responsible for the evaluation of subordinates and recommends promotions, merit increases and/or adjustments.

9.Ensures that the Translational Development Department maintains current awareness in area of expertise, enhances the scientific credibility of Celgene through contributions to the scientific literature (publications/presentations), through extramural activities and scientifically related interactions with academics

10.Assumes responsibility for writing non-clinical pharmacology study reports, invention disclosures, and contribute to the writing of investigator brochures, IND applications, regulatory annual reports, and other regulatory documents when appropriate.




The position requires an
individual with:

An advance graduate degree in a field of cell biology,
biochemistry or  pharmacology (Ph.D. or
equivalent) with at least 2 years of hands-on research experience. Industry
experience in drug discovery or translational medicine in the pharma or biotech
setting is a plus.  Experience in
hematological malignancies particularly lymphoma or CLL a plus.

Excellent communication skills to effectively convey scientific
concepts and data with internal working groups/project teams and external
academic and industrial organizations.

Team player, excellent written and verbal communication skills



The incumbent must have planning skills for scheduling experimental
studies to meet project team deadlines.
The position requires problem solving abilityand skills in resolving
technical questions in a multi-disciplinary environment.  The incumbent must keep abreast of current
techniques within the field and the various scientific areas affecting hematological
cancers. Must have keen interest in drug development.


               DIRECT and

               Supervises internal research
associates as required.  


The position is responsible for planning and executing research plans
in the defined area of investigation. This position has responsibility for the
quality, quantity, timeliness, and scientific acceptability of drug discovery
activities that result in reports that are required for internal

Celgene is
committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for
all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin,
disability or veteran status.

Celgene complies
with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination
in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of
the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to
work for Celgene in the U.S.