Celgene Research Associate, Molecular Analyst, Viral Vector Process Development in Seattle, Washington


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.

Celgene is seeking an organized, energetic, trustworthy Research Associate for an analyst role on the Viral Vector Process Development team. The candidate will assess an array of lentiviral vector qualities. Lentiviral vector is a key intermediate in Celgene CAR-T drug product, as it delivers the genetic information used to re-engage a patient’s own immune system to cure cancer. The candidate will mainly perform cell transduction based assays to quantify vector titer. The candidate may also assess residual protein carried over in the vector production process by performing ELISA assays. Data generated in this arena is important for moving one of Celgene’s first commercial Cell Therapy targets toward FDA approval.

The position primarily involves hands-on laboratory work and direct interaction with Scientist and Research Associate members of the Viral Vector Process Development team. The candidate will be expected to formally and informally to communicate experimental results and ideas to colleagues. Excellent writing and documentation skills are crucial, as much of the data generated will be included in formal reports to outside entities, such as the Food and Drug Administration.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Routinely plan and execute lentiviral vector sample and residual quantitation and assays.

  • These include cell-based transduction assays with qPCR as well as flow cytometry readout

  • Communicate results in written and verbal form, and help troubleshoot potential issues in assay development or performance.

  • Meticulously adhere to procedures and documentation standards and expectations

  • Promote a culture of communication and continuous improvement Identify problems and propose solutions

Required Qualifications

  • Preferred minimum of 3-year laboratory experience, including demonstrated experience with cell culture, qPCR, and ELISA

Education Requirements

  • BS or MS in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related field


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.

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