Sci II, Translational Development

Summit, NJ, US
Oct 07, 2018
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Other Locations:US- NJ- Summit West


Celgene 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.

Celgene Corporation, headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through gene and protein regulation. Celgene R&ED is at a critical and exciting phase of development. As it expands and integrates its portfolio, there is an opportunity for a dynamic and resourceful individual to lead our efforts in Translational Development at our site in Summit, New Jersey.

Translational Development at Celgene

Translational Development is part of the Global Research and Early Development organization in Celgene and leads early stage clinical, pharmacological and translational research and development activities for the pipeline and supports late stage portfolio for regulatory, translational development and life cycle management. Translational Development & Diagnostics supports multiple disease areas of interest including MDS/AML, Myeloma, Lymphoma, CLL or other hematological malignancies. This group will integrate scientific and business insights of multiple functions and lead the development of translational strategies at the franchise level and implement them in project teams to maximize the potential of Celgene drugs.


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.


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) Study the intracellular signal transduction cascades and feedback mechanisms within pertinent cell types to assess mechanism of action and rationalize drug combination strategy. Interface with bioinformaticians to analyze genomics data for understanding pathways of resistance and differentiation of Celgene drugs in development Participate in translational team meetings to present data and provide interpretaion Supervise Associate Scientist(s) and/or Research Associate(s) as needed, and under the direct but limited supervision of management. Analyze, interpret, and report experimental results. Establish and maintain working relationship with contract laboratories and relevant academicians Responsible for the evaluation of subordinates and recommends promotions, merit increases and/or adjustments. 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 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

Skills/Knowledge Required:

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.



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 decision-making.

CONTACTS: Principal recurring contacts, including their frequency and purpose.


Frequent contact with various levels of R&D.


Moderate contact with CROs and laboratories, universities and appropriate professional groups as necessary.


Domestic and international travel to scientific conferences may be required.

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.