Celgene Senior Epidemiologist 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.

The epidemiologist is a key member of Research Informatics data sciences team, leading the design, management and execution of observational research that has a direct impact on Celgene’s innovative medicines. As the complexity and sources of real world healthcare data continues to evolve, this individual will also play a pivotal role working alongside clinicians, biostatisticians, market access researchers and data scientists to identify new applications for this data in the discovery, development and delivery of innovative medications.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned epidemiologist with hands-on experience in the design and execution of large-scale observational healthcare research, including the generation of research quality datasets from manual chart abstraction. S/he will be experienced working in environments demanding diverse data sources, such as clinical trial data, electronic health record data, insurance claims data, and disease/patient registry data. The candidate must be hands-on and action oriented with a demonstrated ability to deliver on data-driven research projects. The candidate has demonstrated ability to actively listen, integrate input from diverse sources, and collaboratively translate medical or business questions into data and analysis requirements and a clear path forward.This role will be required to maintain a deep scientific and analytical understanding of healthcare data, from data generation, collection, integration to its analysis and interpretation. This role will also be empowered to actively improve and innovate upon each of those areas.

Overall responsibilities include:

  • Directly participate in multiple analytics projects

  • Work directly with alliance management and our data partnerships to grow our network of data partners and sources based on the needs of our clinical, medical affairs, regulatory and market access teams

  • Collaboratively develop analysis plans based on clinical or business questions.

  • Interpret data analysis results in clinical or business context, and articulate the implications of the results to the business function

  • Represent the Data Sciences group and its capabilities in meetings with nontechnical peers

  • Work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary dynamic environment, and as necessary create examples, prototypes, demonstrations to help the business better understand innovative solutions

  • Collaborate with team members to meet project checkpoints and accomplish team objectives

Key competencies, skills, and attributes:

  • Working knowledge of standard taxonomies used in observational and clinical research

  • Familiarity with standard technology, analytics and visualization platforms used to support real world healthcare research

  • Ability to work with structured and unstructured healthcare data

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate complex matters in laymen’s terms

  • Ability to multi-task and handle numerous complex relationships at a time

  • Demonstrated ability to engage in effective joint problem-solving to address key challenges

Education and Experience Guidelines:

  • Preferred advanced degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Informatics, Mathematics or similar field. Specifically, a PhD with 5+ years of relevant experience (beyond dissertation work), or Master’s degree with 7+ years of relevant experience. Bachelor’s degree in related field with 10+ years of relevant experience will also be considered.

  • Preferred prior experience in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology / healthcare / health IT industry, at least 2+ years of hands-on experience executing observational healthcare research studies, as well as 2+ years of hands-on experience working with large real world databases (EMR, Claims, etc).

Technical Experience Guidelines:

  • Advanced hands-on knowledge of SAS, R and/or Python

  • Working knowledge of SQL and relational databases

  • Experience analyzing data from traditional healthcare databases (electronic medical records, claims, etc) is preferred

  • Experience with Hadoop platforms (ex Cloudera, Hortonworks) and related “big data” technologies is preferred

  • Experience working in Cloud Computing environments (ex AWS, Azure, etc) is preferred



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.