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Celgene Associate Director, Research and Early Pipeline Scientific Communications in Summit, New Jersey


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.

At Celgene Corporation, we are committed to changing the course of human health through bold pursuits in science, life-enhancing therapies, and a promise to always put patients first.

The Early Pipeline Scientific Communications team, part of Celgene’s Corporate Medical Affairs department, is made up of highly skilled passionate professionals who collaborate to make a difference to individuals around the world.

To continue our important work, we are hiring an Associate Director, Research and Early Pipeline Scientific Communications to join our team.

What great looks like in this role?

You are a strategic thinker and a skilled communicator with the ability to understand complex clinical and non-clinical statistical reports to determine key outcomes and messages. You are team-oriented and collaborative, with the flexibility to work on multiple projects at once. Additionally, you have a strong awareness of current guidance and regulations for communicating with our customers.

Objectives of this Role

  • Develop strategy and tactics to address the external dissemination of scientific evidence from the Celgene Research, Translational, and Early Development divisions, including the development of strategic scientific platforms, intended to guide the consistent development of all medical affairs communication tactics, as well as focused peer-review publications and scientific congress deliverables.

  • Supports the development of channels that communicate the Celgene early pipeline portfolio to external customers, including slide decks and scientific booth materials.

  • Build strong collaborations with multiple matrix partners, including members of Early Commercialization, Global Medical Affairs, Clinical Research, Translational Medicine, Alliance Management, Thematic Centers of Excellence (TCoE) leads, and Project Leadership divisions to ensure strategic alignment

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

Cross-Functional Team Management and Collaboration

  • Maintains a deep understanding of disease states and science to serve as a strong partner for matrix teams and stakeholders

  • Serves as a centralized point of alignment across Research, Translational Research, Thematic Centers of Excellence, and Early Commercialization to ensure medical communication objectives are achieved as compounds progress through development phases toward launch. A core responsibility is alignment and sequenced communications that articulate key scientific messages across the development trajectory.

  • Maintains an awareness of alliance partner contracts and stipulations to appropriately support publication activities, engaging in roles and responsibilities as dictated by the JV agreement. At minimum, understands planned key data releases and ensures external disseminations are reviewed and approved via appropriate channels and in alignment with Celgene policy.

Development and Implementation of Publication Planning and Tactics

  • Develops scientific strategic platforms and ensures implementation across all medical affairs tactics.

  • Develops strategic publication plans for research, translational, and pipeline agents in accord with established scientific platform

  • Develops scientific and medical manuscripts for publication in peer-review journals, as well as, congress abstracts, posters, and oral podium presentations in accordance with applicable guidance and Celgene policies

Internal and External Awareness/Education of Pipeline Agents

  • Ensures internal awareness of pipeline agents by liaising with stakeholders for development of internal training and education materials.

  • Provides content to support the development of key external facing communication tools including medical booth panels at scientific congresses, the website, and the pipeline slide deck.


  • Responsible for operating within an established annual budget, appropriately utilizing allocated resources for value creation and impact.

Knowledge and skills required

  • Scientific or medical graduate level degree (MS, PharmD, PhD, MD) required.

  • At least 2-5 years of pharmaceutical experience.

  • Ability to conceptually organize and analyze data, interpret, and synthesize complex clinical and non-clinical statistical reports to derive key outcomes and messages; ability to translate scientific and technical issues for diverse audiences.

  • Experience or background in working within the pharmaceutical industry, strong awareness of compliance issues and guidelines around medical education and publications.

  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams to ensure execution of deliverable successfully.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Flexible with the ability to multi task, prioritize projects effectively and proactively collaborate and communicate at all levels within the company.

  • Experience with innovative tools and electronic communication channels; knowledge of applicable guidance related to the dissemination of scientific evidence to external customers.

  • Some travel required to represent company at medical conferences, presentations, and other meetings.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with early development medical communications or market access and evidence-based medicine experience.


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.

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our mission is to focus on the discovery, development, and commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions. Energizing this mission are the uniquely talented individuals that bring their passion, creativity, and innovation to work every day. Bring your unique gene to our team.