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Senior Scientist, Analytical Development, Biologics - Bioassay

Req #: 1800846
Location: Summit, NJ US
Job Category: Research and Early Development
Work Location: 556 Morris Avenue CELSUMWEST 07901
Organization: Celgene Corporation
Schedule: 40
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
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.

Senior Scientist, Analytical Development, Biologics - Bioassay

Summit, NJ


Analytical R&D Biologics


PhD degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 6 years of experience in the Biopharmaceutical industry developing and optimizing functional bioassays and immunoassays in support of therapeutic protein potency and characterization preferred. Or Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with at least 14 years work experience or Master’s degree with at least 12 years work experience Preferred.

Position Description:

The Biologics Development group at Celgene has an exciting opportunity for an experienced bioassay scientist to join our team. It carries responsibility for establishing and implementing phase-appropriate potency methods to support the release, stability, and biological characterization of Celgene’s portfolio of biological therapeutics.  The candidate will be involved in helping to establish a new function as well as closely collaborate with internal early discovery groups, process sciences groups, and external partners.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design, develop, optimize, phase-appropriately validate, and transfer potency methods to internal and external QC testing labs
  • Develop, qualify, and provide testing support for characterization bioassays, effector function assays, and binding assays to support understanding of therapeutic critical quality attributes and degradation pathways.  
  • Manage the transfer and ensure oversight of analytical methods to external CROs in support of sample testing.
  • Evaluate and implement new technologies and instrumentation to support operational efficiency and improved sample throughput.
  • Interact effectively, collaborate, and transparently with Drug Substance Development, Drug Product Development, other internal Analytical team members, Regulatory CMC, Global Quality Control, Quality Operations, and other relevant line functions as part of a CMC team representing the Analytical
  • Contribute to the establishment of an internal GMP bioassay and immunoassay testing function.
  • Contribute to the establishment of an information management system to capture relevant project data, assay performance, critical reagents and sample management.
  • Author scientific documents such as guidance documents, protocols, and technical reports.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Extensive experience in the development, optimization and validation of cell-based assays and immunoassays.
  • Extensive experience in working with cultured cells and cell line characterization.
  • Experienced in the development of Biacore, HTRF, and/or ELISA binding assays to support antibody characterization (such as charactering antibody interactions with FcRn, FcgR, or antigens).
  • Experienced in the development of potency data analysis templates using Softmax Pro, PLA, or other data analysis software.
  • Experience with the statistical analysis of data to support trending of results, evaluation of method performance, determine system suitability/sample acceptance criteria, and evaluate method robustness.  
  • Prior cGMP/GLP training and experience working in a cGMP/GLP environment desirable, but not required.
  • Exhibit leadership/organizational skills in facilitating cross-functional scientific discussions, seeking input/support from subject matter experts to address/resolve issues and follow through with actions.
  • Experienced with writing/reviewing scientific documents, such as method development reports, method validation protocols and reports, and technical reports.
  • Knowledge of FDA, EMEA and ICH guidelines.
  • Must have excellent grammar and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and perform job responsibilities under minimal supervision

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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