Celgene Associate Scientist, QC Microbiology 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.
Associate Scientist, QC Microbiology CAR-TSummit, NJ
Purpose and Scope of Position
The QC Associate Scientist is responsible for supporting Quality Control microbiology testing for release of clinical and commercial products and environmental monitoring. This includes the ability to interface with multiple groups, the ability to independently perform tasks, interpret results, and troubleshoot. Additionally, when needed, this position will be able to assist with training and assay transfer.
Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Hands on experience with various microbiology techniques and environmental monitoring.
Ability to accurately and completely understand, follow, interpret and apply Global
Regulatory and cGMP requirements.
Technical writing skills.
Problem solving ability/mentality, technically adept and logical.
Ability to represent the interests of the group on cross-functional teams.
Ability to set priorities of the group and manage timelines.
Ability to work with management locally and globally.
Ability to communicate effectively with peers, department management and cross- functional peers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Perform environmental monitoring and testing of in-process, final product, and stability samples.
Utilize scientific principles to assist in microbiological testing methods and the proper use of laboratory equipment.
Anticipate and troubleshoot problems.
Recommend corrective actions and participate in development of best practices.
Understanding of regulatory guidelines and can independently develop, write and execute methods, protocols, reports and other related documents.
Complete all work in a timely manner.
Work and communicate effectively within the team to ensure timelines are met.
Perform peer review of testing data.
Review all data in accordance with applicable procedures and cGMP requirements.
Apply technical knowledge and abilities to ensure all testing is performed in a compliant manner.
Complete all review in accordance with required release timelines.
Communicate effectively with peers, and demonstrate teamwork, with regards to results of review and corrections required.
Train new analysts to general job duties.
Complete necessary training to become a qualified trainer.
Perform training effectively.
Document training per procedural and cGMP requirements.
Support document revision, project, CAPA, and investigation/deviation related tasks.
Perform assigned tasks within a CAPA, deviation, or project.
Draft and review technical documents, such as SOPs and protocols/reports.
Communicate effectively with management regarding task completion, roadblocks, and needs.
Demonstrate initiative, courage, and continuous improvement throughout investigation/corrective action lifecycles.
Performs other tasks as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required, preferable in Science.
3-5 years of relevant work experience, preferable in a regulated environment.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
Experience working in clean room environments and with cell therapy products preferred.
The incumbent must analyze numerical values on a daily basis.
The incumbent will be working a laboratory setting up to six (6) hours per day.
The incumbent will be working around biohazardous materials, including chemical agents, up to six (6) hours per day.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.
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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.