Celgene Scientist I, Analytical Development 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.

Analytical Development

Analytical Development is a science-driven organization dedicated to building in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of our products and their processes through well-designed analytical studies. We work in all phases of pharmaceutical development to oversee the analytical processes for drug substance and drug product development both internally and with external contract service providers. Our goal is to enable the establishment of specifications and robust analytical procedures that allow control of our drug substance and drug product processes to provide safe, efficacious and high quality products to the patients we serve.

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

The Scientist I position will be responsible for the development and validation of analytical methodology for the characterization of our products and processes, the creation of fundamental product and process understanding, and the advancement of innovative approaches to drug development. Support for drug candidates across all stages of development and, as needed, within our commercial product portfolio will be required.

The Scientist I should work with minimal supervision to carry out laboratory based de novo analytical methods development, chemical characterization studies and chemical stability characterization evaluations. Where required, activities will be performed in accordance with cGLP/cGMP regulations, established business processes and protocols, and applicable standard operating procedures.

  • Support drug substance process development including characterization of starting materials, intermediates and final API.

  • Support drug product formulation and process development including characterization of the process and finished product.

  • Develop, optimize and validate analytical methods.

  • Support drug substance and drug product impurity characterization and identification.

  • Generate/review laboratory clinical release and stability data.

  • Qualify/transfer analytical methodology to quality control and contract laboratories.

  • Serve on departmental, interdepartmental and project teams.

  • Report and discuss analytical results and conclusions both orally and in writing.

  • Write formal reports for inclusion in regulatory filings and support the generation of appropriate responses to questions from regulatory authorities.

  • Review analytical data for completeness and correctness.

  • Complies with Environmental Health and Safety Requirements.

  • Contributes to ownership and advancement of lab instrumentation, work processes, and procedures.


Ph.D. with 2 years of experience in Chemistry (or relevant discipline)

Skills/Knowledge in the following areas are required:

  • BS/MS/PhD in Chemistry (or relevant discipline) with required years of experience

  • Strong statistical knowledge and capabilities.

  • Strong Scientific problem-solving skills strongly desired.

  • Familiarity with synthetic chemistry, drug substance processing, formulation development, pharmaceutical processing and/or pharmaceutical sciences.

  • Experience in the development and performance of analytical tests for a variety of drug substances and products (including solid oral dosage forms and injectables).

  • Knowledge of dissolution method development and testing, biopharmaceutical classification system, and IVIVC / IVIVR.

  • Skills in DOE, Lean and/or Six Sigma.

Expectations of the Scientist I include:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills as a team member/leader in an environment where individual initiative, collaboration and accountability are valued.

  • A demonstrated record of scientific accomplishment, laboratory experimentation, publication and presentation.

  • Direct impact on departmental performance.

  • In-depth knowledge of cGLP/cGMP and applicable FDA, EMA and ICH guidance.

  • Familiarity with the USP and other compendia and how they impact drug development

  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong capabilities in experimental design and execution

  • Ability to work independently.


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.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.