Director, Chemistry

Job Description

Req #: 1901392
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Job Category: Technical Development
Work Location: 200 Cambridge Park Drive 02140
Organization: Chemistry
Employee Status: Full-time
Job Type: Regular


Summary / Scope:
We are seeking an outstanding scientist to contribute to the ongoing innovation in Celgene as a scientific and organizational leader supporting the Chemistry team. The candidate will have outstanding leadership and team management skills, with a demonstrated ability to coordinate and direct the efforts of multiple staff incorporating various scientific skills and disciplines.  The successful candidate will work directly with the Project Teams and Early Development Teams, therapeutic area leadership, other research disciplines, and CROs. This role will be based in Cambridge, and will have opportunities to impact the broader Celgene Research & Early Development pipeline.

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

  • Works with project teams to set objectives and manage multiple projects.  Responsible for data review, analysis, and interpretation from a variety of sources and evaluates the impact on research projects and goals. Provides input into Go/No-Go decisions for projects.
  • Represents the company internally and externally with both the scientific and business communities.
  • Identifies product and/or technology alliances with academic, government, and industry partners.
  • Demonstrates strong people management skills, leading by example with a high level of emotional intelligence, and an eagerness to work collaboratively with other functional groups.
  • Participates in resourcing and prioritization decisions to determine the location and sequencing of efforts in support of the low molecular weight portfolio.
  • Productively interacts with cross-functional scientists and communicates progress against goals in a multi-disciplinary setting.

Skills / Knowledge Required:
  • Ph.D. in organic chemistry with at least 12 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving as evidenced by a strong track record of publications and pharmaceutical portfolio impacts.
  • Extensive experience in drug discovery.
  • Intentional mentor partnering in the professional development of colleagues.
  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated individual with a strong desire to learn.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Other Characteristics & Traits:
  • Demonstrates cross-functional scientific knowledge
  • Sought as a scientific expert
  • Aligns science and functional area goals with over-arching business strategies
  • Regularly offers potential solutions and next steps for complex problems
  • Engaged and recognized in the external scientific community
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities
  • Works independently and as part of a team
  • Thoughtful direct and indirect mentorship of other scientists
    Summary / Scope:
    We are seeking an outstanding scientist to contribute to the ongoing innovation in Celgene as a scientific and organizational leader supporting the Chemistry team. The candidate will have outstanding leadership and team management skills, with a demonstrated ability to coordinate and direct the efforts of multiple staff incorporating various scientific skills and disciplines.  The successful candidate will work directly with the Project Teams and Early Development Teams, therapeutic area leadership, other research disciplines, and CROs. This role will be based in Cambridge, and will have opportunities to impact the broader Celgene Research & Early Development pipeline.

    Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Works with project teams to set objectives and manage multiple projects.  Responsible for data review, analysis, and interpretation from a variety of sources and evaluates the impact on research projects and goals. Provides input into Go/No-Go decisions for projects.
  • Represents the company internally and externally with both the scientific and business communities.
  • Identifies product and/or technology alliances with academic, government, and industry partners.
  • Demonstrates strong people management skills, leading by example with a high level of emotional intelligence, and an eagerness to work collaboratively with other functional groups.
  • Participates in resourcing and prioritization decisions to determine the location and sequencing of efforts in support of the low molecular weight portfolio.
  • Productively interacts with cross-functional scientists and communicates progress against goals in a multi-disciplinary setting.

  • Skills / Knowledge Required:
  • Ph.D. in organic chemistry with at least 12 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving as evidenced by a strong track record of publications and pharmaceutical portfolio impacts.
  • Extensive experience in drug discovery.
  • Intentional mentor partnering in the professional development of colleagues.
  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated individual with a strong desire to learn.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Other Characteristics & Traits:
  • Demonstrates cross-functional scientific knowledge
  • Sought as a scientific expert
  • Aligns science and functional area goals with over-arching business strategies
  • Regularly offers potential solutions and next steps for complex problems
  • Engaged and recognized in the external scientific community
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities
  • Works independently and as part of a team
  • Thoughtful direct and indirect mentorship of other scientists


About Us

COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

"At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients."

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.