Princial Scientist, Oncology Research Job
Celgene - San Diego, CA

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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 is seeking an experienced industry scientist to join the Discovery Oncology group. The successful candidate will have a well-documented background of scientific expertise in molecular and cellular tumor biology and an abiding interest in drug discovery. The qualified candidate will be responsible for developing novel drug candidates by leading cancer drug discovery projects, participating in new target identification, designing and leading drug discovery strategies both internally and through our Alliance organization. Alliance activities will encompass scientific review, participating in due diligence activities and representing Celgene on selected joint research committees. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated in a team environment are essential. The position will require roughly 40% laboratory benchwork and 60% management (office) work.

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.

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PREREQUISITES: Ph.D. in molecular or cellular biology or related scientific discipline with at least 8 years of demonstrated success in industry drug discovery. Work experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical experience is preferred.

This position requires an individual with a Ph.D. degree in molecular or cellular biology with at least 8 years experience. The ideal candidate will participate in research programs developing targeted cancer therapeutics. The qualified candidate will have solid molecular and cell biology skills and at least 3 years of productive experience at the postdoctoral level (as evidenced by an appropriate publication record) and at least 8 years of demonstrated success in industry drug discovery. Previous experience in the biopharmaceutical industry is required with a successful record of project impact and compound progression. Relevant technical skills include designing and performing cell-based assays, siRNA for target validation, cancer cell signaling analysis, ELISA, Western blotting, gene reporter systems, high content screening, and data analysis, biomarker with patient selection hypothesis discovery, and cell culture expertise. A broad understanding of molecular and cell biology concepts within the cancer biology field is essential. Expertise around strategies for target validation and biomarker development is key. Relevant leadership skills include exhibiting strong scientific/reasoning skills, demonstrated scientific flexibility and commitment to excellence; strong self-awareness and ability to learn new skills. The qualified candidate will be self-motivated and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability for creative thinking and problem solving. Experience with both small-molecule and biologics-based drugs is a plus.

Req ID: 14000818
Primary Location: United States-California-San Diego
Job: Research and Development
Organization: Signal
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Posting: 2014-03-20 00:00:00.0

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Celgene is delivering innovative therapies to patients with unmet medical needs in cancer and inflammatory diseases.