Celgene Sr Research Associate, In Vitro 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.

Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Sr. Scientist, Biology

Position Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative hands-on biologist to support the discovery and development of small molecules targeting the treatment of autoimmune, neuro-inflammatory and CNS diseases. The successful applicant will have a strong background in in vitro experimental design and execution, with an understanding of, and willingness to work with, in vivo models of disease. This individual will participate in a broad range of programs in a dynamic, small company and be comfortable working in a fast paced environment. Industry experience is preferred but not essential.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • With guidance from supervisor, design, plan, execute and analyze in vitro pharmacology and MOA assays for inflammation and immunology targets

  • Analyze, interpret and communicate data to team

  • Duties will include performing in vitro assays for lead development, mechanism of action studies, and cell culture.

  • Support senior scientists in execution of proof-of-concept in vivo studies

  • Maintain well written and accurate research notebooks detailing work undertaken.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor Science+3 years or MS+1 years

Tissue culture and blood cell isolation skills are essential

Strong hands-on experience with common immunological assays including FACS, cell migration, cell activation

  • Experience with molecular biology and protein immunodetection techniques desirable

  • Experience with hepatocyte and immune cell co-culture systems a bonus

  • Technical skills to assist with in vivo studies including drug dosing by all routes, blood draws and necropsy

Possess a thorough knowledge of experimental design and underlying scientific principles

Ability to work within a collaborative work environment

Excellent organizational, record keeping, oral and written communication skills

Motivated, detail-oriented person desiring to work in a small company

Industry experience is preferred but not essential


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.