Celgene Senior Data Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts


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.

Objectives of this Role

  • Collaborate closely with the Research Analytics team and support programs spanning both discovery and translational sciences where processing and interpreting multi-platform and multi-dimensional ‘omics’ data in pre-clinical and clinical settings is being employed to identify molecular drug targets, characterize MOA, prioritize disease indications and generate patient selection hypotheses.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Design, build and manage internal data repositories by scalable databases. Experience in NGS, genetics, and omics data types a plus. Enable knowledge collection across R/ED by organize structured and unstructured knowledge.

  • Implement data solutions to disseminate and visualize datasets using contemporary application platforms (Shiny, Spotfire, etc.).

  • Use skills to enable on-going innovation of data management systems, processes and procedures to enhance R/ED productivity. Acquire user feedback to inform business requirements for future data systems development. Help develop, enhance, and automate processes for queuing and prioritizing data management and curation requests.

  • Interface with vendor, internal departments, partners, public repositories to make data available to R/ED department personnel as required.

Knowledge and skills required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with at least 14 years’ experience, master’s degree with at least 12 years’ experience or PhD with at least 6 years’ experience in computing science, data science, biomedical data management, assay development, specimen data management, or related discipline.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with current software engineering methodologies, such as Agile, source control, project management and issue tracking.

  • Excellent skills in R programming and experience in additional computer languages such as Perl, Python, Java or C/C++.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with molecular biology assay concepts and ability to support, develop and deploy laboratory and other research data management processes and procedures as they apply to complex, high dimensional data sets.

  • Working knowledge of cloud computing. Preference will be given to candidates with AWS experience.

  • Knowledge of distributed database design and implementation.

  • Experience producing visualization of data sets (e.g., R/shiny, Spotfire, etc.).

  • Working knowledge of both Windows and Linux operating systems is required.

  • Creative with a strong capacity for independent thinking and the ability to grasp underlying biological questions.

  • Ability to thrive in a complex, dynamic environment while adapting to changing priorities.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills.

Preferred qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Rest APIs and container strategies strongly preferred.

  • Text-mining experience a plus.

  • Knowledge of standard biomedical ontology a plus.

  • Experience with AWS transfer a plus.

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.