Celgene Scientist I, Enzymology / Transporters in San Diego, California


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.


Celgene, San Diego, CA is seeking a highly motivated and team-oriented candidate for the position of Scientist I in the Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism (DMPK) Department. This person will serve as an ADME expert to support early to late discovery projects for both Inflammation and Oncology therapeutic areas. He/She will effectively interface within the DMPK department and with external functions such as Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Early Development. Expected duties for the successful candidate will be to independently execute ADME studies in a fast-pace environment and present results.

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

  • Supporting drug discovery efforts as a member of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics group.

  • Serving as a project team representative and implementing ADME strategies to support drug discovery programs and contributing to multi-disciplinary teams in a collaborative fashion.

  • About 50 % bench work to design and conduct mechanistic DMPK studies using in vitro/in vivo systems to resolve project specific ADME-related issues.

  • Conducting enzymology and biotransformation studies in order to optimize ADME properties of new candidate entities.

  • Using high resolution LC/MS/MS to interrogate the structural identity of metabolites generated from microsomes and hepatocytes as well as in vivo matrices (e.g. plasma, bile and urine).



Ph.D. with at least 2 years of post-doctoral work preferred.

Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline with at least 10 years work experience or Master’s degree with at least 8 years work experience.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • A solid knowledge of enzymology or transporters is required

  • Knowledge of biotransformation is highly desirable

  • Strong medicinal chemistry or biochemistry experience is required.

  • Experience using high resolution mass spectrometers and their associated softwares to support biotransformation work (TOFs, Q-Traps, Orbitraps etc.) is desirable.

  • An understanding of DMPK principles and their application to drug discovery and development.

  • Practical experience with cell-based systems to perform mechanistic ADME studies is preferred.

  • A strong understanding of DMPK principles and their application to drug discovery and early development phase.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral/written communication and teamwork skills are required.

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.



Scientist I, Enzymology / Transporters

Location: San Diego, CA, US

Job ID: 17001482