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Director, Formulation Development

Req #: 17000229
Location: Summit, NJ US
Job Category: Research and Early Development
Work Location: 556 Morris Avenue CELSUMWEST 07901
Organization: Celgene Corporation
Schedule: 40
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level: Director
Travel: No
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.


The successful candidate will lead a team of scientists and be responsible for formulation development of small molecule oral and parental drug products in support of clinical development of new pharmaceutical products in the Celgene pipeline.

  • Lead a dynamic and scientifically driven team, dedicated to the design, development, and characterization of robust small molecule drug product formulations.
  • Responsible for formulation design and early phase process development of small molecule oral and parenteral drug products
  • Serve as a resource of scientific and technical expertise across Drug Product Development (DPD), Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (PS&T), and Global Pharmaceutical Development and Operations (GPDO)
  • Serve as a DPD or PS&T representative or lead on multidisciplinary teams, due diligence activities and alliance partner management efforts
  • Coach, develop, and lead a group of formulation development scientists and engineers within DPD
  • Support the transfer of formulation and process to CRO/CMOs
  • Responsible for mentoring and developing scientists
  • Support regulatory filing activities and write and review CMC regulatory documents

Lead a team of small molecule formulation development scientists and manage the technical detail of the formulation work within the team.  Partner with project leaders to manage budgets, resources and timelines to complete oral and parenteral drug product development projects.


  • Demonstrated experience with the development of oral solid dose and parenteral formulation and process from bench to pilot scale. 
  • Experience running equipment and unit operations required for oral solid dose manufacturing. 
  • Experience leading a team of Ph.D. level scientists as a supervisor.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills; good problem-solving abilities; and good organizational skills.


Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Science with 12+ years’ experience post Ph.D. in small molecule drug product development.


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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