Celgene Associate Director, Research and Early Pipeline Medical Communications 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 Director, Research and Early Pipeline Medical Communications


Senior Director, Market Access and Pipeline Medical Communications


Corporate Medical Affairs


Scientific or Medical Graduate Level Degree (MS, Pharm D, PhD, MD) required

Minimum 2-5 years of pharmaceutical experience

Experience with early development medical communications and/or market access/evidence based medicine experience preferred

Position Summary

The Associate Director, Research and Pipeline Medical Communications is principally responsible for the development of strategy and tactics to address the external dissemination of scientific evidence from the Celgene Research, Translational, and Early Development divisions. This includes the development of strategic scientific platforms, intended to guide the consistent development of all medical affairs communication tactics, as well as, focused peer-review publications and scientific congress deliverables. Additionally, this role supports the development of channels that communicate the Celgene early pipeline portfolio to external customers, including slide decks and scientific booth materials. The Associate Director, Research and Early Pipeline Medical Communications builds strong collaborations with multiple matrix partners, including members of Early Commercialization, Global Medical Affairs, Clinical Research, Translational Medicine, Alliance Management, Thematic Centers of Excellence (TCoE) Leads and Project Leadership divisions. This position will support all Celgene franchises, as assigned, including hematology, oncology, inflammation and immunology.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develops relationships with key stakeholders across early development, translational, and research teams; liaise appropriately with franchise teams to ensure alignment.

  • Supports communication of investigational research across Celgene’s Thematic Centers of Excellence (TCoE’s)

  • Serves as a centralized point of alignment across Research, Translational Research, Thematic Centers of Excellence, and Early Commercialization to ensure medical communication objectives are achieved as compounds progress through development phases toward launch. A core responsibility is alignment and sequenced communications that articulate key scientific messages across the development trajectory.

  • Develops scientific strategic platforms and ensures implementation across all medical affairs tactics

  • Provides content to support the development of key external facing communication tools including medical booth panels at scientific congresses, the researchoncology.com website, and the pipeline slide deck

  • Ensures internal awareness of pipeline agents by liaising with stakeholders for development of internal training and education materials

  • Develops strategic publication plans for research, translational, and pipeline agents in accord with established scientific platform

  • Develops scientific and medical manuscripts for publication in peer-review journals, as well as, congress abstracts, posters, and oral podium presentations in accordance with applicable guidance and Celgene policies

  • Possesses strong awareness of current guidance and regulation related to external dissemination of medical information to customers; serves as champion for same in engagements with matrix stakeholders

  • Develops close relationships with Alliance Management partners to ascertain publication objectives and plans for compounds in development as part of a joint venture (JV).

  • Maintains an awareness of alliance partner contracts and stipulations to appropriately support publication activities, engaging in roles and responsibilities as dictated by the JV agreement. At minimum, understands planned key data releases and ensures external disseminations are reviewed/approved via appropriate channels and in alignment with Celgene policy.

  • Maintains a deep understanding of disease states and science to serve as a strong partner for matrix teams and stakeholders

  • Responsible for operating within an established annual budget, appropriately utilizing allocated resources for value creation and impact.

  • Performs other responsibilities as requested by management

Other Responsibilities

  • Conducts business in accordance with Celgene Values. Completes all assigned SOPs and training within designated timeframe and adheres to job-specific SOPs and work instructions

  • Identifies and reports any adverse events (AEs) in accordance with Corporate policy and procedures

  • Assists in the overall training of new Scientific Communications personnel and ensures key activities are incorporated as part of the training

  • Attends external meetings and professional education seminars, as appropriate, to enhance knowledge

  • Dedicated to continuous learning to broaden therapeutic area knowledge and pharmaceutical industry acumen

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Ability to conceptually organize and analyze data, interpret, and synthesize complex clinical and non-clinical statistical reports to derive key outcomes and messages; ability to translate scientific and technical issues for diverse audiences

  • Experience or background in working within the pharmaceutical industry, strong awareness of compliance issues and guidelines around medical education and publications

  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams to ensure execution of deliverable successfully

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Flexible, with positive attitude, strong ability to multi task, prioritize projects effectively and proactively collaborate and communicate at all levels within the company

  • Experience with innovative tools and electronic communication channels; knowledge of applicable guidance related to the dissemination of scientific evidence to external customers

  • Some travel required to represent company at medical conferences, presentations, and other meetings

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.