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Sci II, Biochem

Req #: 1800437
Location: San Diego, CA US
Job Category: Research and Early Development
Work Location: 3033 Science Park Road Suite 300 RCPTSD 92121
Organization: Receptos, Inc.
Schedule: 40
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
Other Locations:US- CA- San Diego- Science Park


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.

We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative hands-on biologist to support the discovery and development of small molecules targeting the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The successful applicant will have a strong background in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and have direct experience with the development and execution of in vivo models of IBD. This individual will participate in a broad range of programs in a dynamic company and must be comfortable working in a fast paced environment. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Design, plan, execute and analyze:
  • Proof-of-concept and MOA in vivo studies in IBD
  • Ex vivo immunophenotyping analysis
  • Ex vivo and in vitro immune cell assays
  • In vivo/ex vivo/in vitro assays to explore mucosal healing and fibrosis in IBD
  • Analyze and interpret data and make recommendations for follow-up
  • Present data to multi-disciplinary teams
  • Troubleshoot problems in an independent manner
  • Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature for relevant disease areas in IBD, including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, and be able to identify/integrate new in vivo and in vitro models and/or methods as needed
  • Participate in the evaluation and identification of collaborators and CROs
  • Manage in vivo studies placed at CROs and collaborator sites, interpret and analyze data to provide timely updates to project teams, as required
  • Abstract and manuscript writing and prepare posters and talks for presentation


    Demonstrated expertise in designing and executing all aspects of in vitro and in vivo studies in IBD rodent models

  • Technical skills to perform all aspects of in vivo studies including drug dosing by all routes, blood draws, necropsy and preparation of tissues and organs for in vitro or ex vivo analysis

    Strong hands-on experience with common immunological assays including multi-color flow cytometry, analysis and interpretation of FACS data, tissue culture, blood cell isolation, immune and immune cell activation assays (human and mouse)

    Experience with ELISA, MSD, Luminex, ELISPOT and CTL/MLR desired

  • Experience with mRNA gene expression from in vivo studies

    Ability to work independently within a collaborative work environment

    Excellent organizational, record keeping, oral and written communication skills

  • Lab notebook maintenance
  • Documentation and study report writing
  • Strong interest in clinically directed research

Education and Experience:

  • PhD in immunology, pharmacology or biochemistry, or a related field
  • 4-6+ years postgraduate experience in immunology or inflammation with a focus in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Industry experience is preferred


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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