Celgene Senior Medical Director, Clinical R & D in Summit, New Jersey


The Clinical Research Physician, Hematology/Oncology will be instrumental in supporting the growth of the organization as it continues to build the value of its current products and develop new products. The incumbent will have hands-on responsibility designing and executing clinical trials, and running programs focused on assigned therapeutic areas and will exhibit a passion for Phases 1 through 3, including biomarkers, proof-of-concept and full development.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide therapy area medical and scientific expertise to study teams and key stakeholders.

• Lead the development of the clinical strategic plan for product/therapy area. Identify what is needed to drive the product/therapy area and the specific operational plan to get there.

• Ensure that the strategic positioning is in line with company goals and anticipate and plan for problems/challenges and establish contingency plans and course corrections.

• Anticipate trends in medicine and industry that may/will have an impact on the clinical/commercial viability of products and factors into planning.

• Engage and inspire the project/clinical development team through communicating the strategic vision and the operational plan to achieve the vision.

• Oversee quality, coordination and timeless of clinical sections of IND’s, Investigator Brochures, CTA’s , ISS’, ISE’s and clinical expert reports.

• Represent the team with internal and external leaders and instill confidence in stakeholders by possessing a broad knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and business environment and their impact on the product/therapy area.

• Work with Therapeutic Area Head and other team members to prepare abstract, manuscripts and presentation for external meetings as well as author clinical sections of regulatory documents (IB, IND sections).

• Lead the development of a significant clinical development budget and effectively manage resources, funding and expenses.

• Cultivate and nurture strong collaborations, relationships and support with Investigators, Academic partners and KOL’s.

• Collaborate extensively with Business Development, Senior R&D and Commercial leadership to identify, recommend and develop strategic alliances, partnership and licensing opportunities requiring due diligence work and strategic input.

• Serve as a global lead for one or more functions such as: Clinical Science, Clinical Quality, Disease Area, Product Champion, Region CRD Development and Business Development.

• The ability to establish, communicate and drive a vision and strategy for the therapy area/product and develop and integrated plan of action including milestones and endpoints and ensure executional excellence.

• Viewed as a global leader with the therapeutic area/disease state and considered a scientific contributor and innovator within internal and external spheres of influence.

• The ability to think globally, strategically and innovatively about the future of the disease state and company’s therapeutic agents and possess a solid understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, company competition and commercial side of business, including Marketing and Sales, Market Access, Pricing/Reimbursement, Business Development, Medical Affairs and Supply Chain.

• Attract and develop talent, coach and mentor others to higher levels of performance. Create an atmosphere of innovation and continual improvement.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

• Minimum M.D. degree and substantial medical/clinical training in Hematology/Oncology

• Minimum 5 years of experience designing, leading and managing significant clinical trials in Hematology/Oncology

• Direct industry experience is preferred; substantial experience working on industry-sponsored trials will be considered.

• Create complex strategies to develop the franchise or product and successfully articulate this to various constituents such as governance committees, project teams, clinical sub-teams, and other senior management to build enthusiasm, passion and commitment.

• Build teams by understanding the skills and capabilities needed to effectively meet goals and objections and align them with the talents and capabilities of team members.

• Reinforce open-mindedness, diversity of thought, collaboration, best practice sharing and risk taking among team members and stakeholder groups.

• Champion employee development training.

• Make significant decisions and recommendations and persuasively present data and support materials to gain approval and sponsorship for projects from senior management.

• Optimize extensive knowledge of the clinical development process and strong relationships with team members, colleagues and internal and external stakeholders to achieve results.

• Foster innovation and informed risk taking among staff members and study team colleagues.

• Act as an agent for change when new projects are launched or priorities change by creating and communicating value proposition or business rationale.

• Present opinions and recommendations persuasively and authoritatively utilizing compelling information, strong influencing skills, personal credibility and strength of one’s convictions and commitment.

• Handle obstacles and roadblocks by anticipating challenges and preparing well thought out arguments and contingencies.

• Garner support for projects and recommendations through on-going collaboration, open and influential communications and commitment to improvement/change.



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