Celgene Director, Patient Recruitment Specialist in Summit, New Jersey


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.

Primary purpose and function of this position:

Responsible for the development, and execution of integrated and cutting-edge patient recruitment and retention strategies/programs for critical program(s) in Celgene portfolio to reduce study cycle times by increasing patient recruitment as well as partnering with the affiliates, CROs, Clinical Trial Teams, Medical Affairs and Marketing to align and support patient recruitment activities.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Development, management and execution of a well-integrated site centric patient recruitment program for critical program(s) that may include but not limited to leveraging approaches such as social media, on-line patient communities, high-touch plan, advocacy, etc.

  • Oversees staff (as applicable) who are responsible for managing and executing patient recruitment activities for global and regionally run trials in terms of oversight, cost, quality, timeliness and efficiency.

  • Ensures that the data generated by analytics group & feasibility activities is adequately interpreted and leveraged in serving as foundation for identifying recruitment opportunities and risks to trial execution.

  • Works closely with the Clinical, PM/PL, Lead AD/D, Study managers, MSLs, e-business etc. for development of patient recruitment plan and to ensure smooth flow of information and coordination of activities to optimize site and patient engagement for clinical trials.

  • Conducting and leveraging lessons learned emerging from use of innovative patient recruitment, retention and engagement strategies to formulate recommendations for optimal use of these emerging principles.

  • Fosters a collaborative, innovative, problem-solving culture and mindset

  • Provides training in patient recruitment issues and clinical research specifics for team members as applicable.

  • Provide visit planning, reporting and tracking (as applicable).

  • Provide regular communication and updates to all relevant stakeholders.

  • Support scientific / educational local meetings for site personnel (as applicable).

  • Establishes and fosters relationships and professional contact with investigators, consultants and vendors at the regional level.

  • Study stakeholder management KOLs, Patient Groups on a needs basis.

  • Patient recruitment workshops at investigator meetings locally and globally (as applicable).

  • Ensures that all activities meet regulatory requirements and are conducted to GCP standards.

  • Effectively participates in project teams and company-wide committees.

  • Acquires knowledge related to drug development program, clinical trials methodology and clinical operations as needed.

  • Fosters a collaborative, innovative, problem-solving culture and mindset and develops high-performing Recruitment Specialists (as applicable).



Education and Knowledge Requirements:

  • BA/BS or equivalent.

  • More than 10 years of patient recruitment/retention or pharmaceutical marketing or commercial excellence related experience.

  • Strong team player, willing to share information and ideas.

  • Well-developed skills in coaching, leadership, performance reviews, professional development, recruitment and selection

  • Knowledge of GCPs and ICH guidelines and understanding of clinical operations.

  • Experience in vendor and CRO management.

  • Ability to travel with overnight stays, as necessary.

  • Ability to effectively work in a global environment.

  • Ability to interface professionally with a wide spectrum of internal and external professionals.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects with aggressive timelines.

  • Ability to demonstrate operational excellence, innovative thinking, scientific mindset and strategic thinking.

  • Strong presentation and communication skills.

  • Good understanding of regional regulations as needed.

  • Knowledge in clinical trials methodology.

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.

Director, Patient Recruitment Specialist

Location: Summit, NJ, US

Job ID: 17001384