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Associate Director, Immuno-Oncology Research Pipeline Manager

Req #: 17001717
Location: Seattle, Offsite US
Job Category: Project Leadership
Work Location: OFFSITE SEATTLE 99999
Schedule: 0
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
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Other Locations:US- WA- Seattle


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 Immuno-Oncology (IO) Research Pipeline Manager is a critical role in the Immuno-Oncology Thematic Center of Excellence (IO TCoE) organization that has a significant impact on the I-O discovery pipeline,  translational development capabilities, management of key alliances, and overall support of the IO (TCoE). He/she will contribute to management and implementation of the IO TCoE pipeline in collaboration with I-O TCoE leadership and late stage franchise stakeholders and for maintaining IO cutting edge translational development capabilities. The IO Research Pipeline Manager is accountable to IO TCoE leadership and R&ED management.

In addition, Research Pipeline Manager will lead the establishment and execution of integrated plans for the key discovery-stage strategic alliances and internal programs. In this capacity, he/she will serve as a cross-functional coordinator for research programs through discovery to development candidate endorsement. He/she partners with IO TCoE and functional area leaders to ensure that the team has necessary resources and capabilities to execute on projects and platform development efforts.  

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist I-O TCoE leadership in managing IO portfolio activities including preparing for portfolio reviews, resource planning, tracking program progression, facilitating communication between project teams and IO TCoE
  • Aid TCoE heads in development and implementation of the Immuno-Oncology strategy, working across functions and with the Hematology/Oncology and Inflammation and Immunology Franchises
  • Collaborate with I-O discovery team leaders, Alliance Management, Global Project Leadership organization to monitor and report on the I-O pipeline on behalf of the TCoE, ensuring resources to deliver on pre-DC projects
  • Participate in Joint Research Steering Committees and Joint Development Committees, providing specific Project Management for key IO alliances as needed
  • Assist IO TD scientists in creating and implementing IO translational development platforms and research capabilities
  • Coordinate Research and Translational activities of the IO TCoE supporting academic collaborators, IITs, translational research initiatives
  • Mobilize and align the IO TCoE organization, including driving decision making, to execute on the approved I-O portfolio and program strategy through DC
  • Collaborate with GPTs, DSTs, etc to ensure timely development of the translational development and target discovery platforms to support development assets and disease strategy as well as new target identification
  • Lead cross functional discovery projects teams through Drug Candidate (DC) nomination; develop program strategy (including risks and mitigation plans that may be needed prior to DC), ensure preparation of the data package for DC nomination, identify potential issues and elevate to appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner; collaborate with Global development Project Leader in preparation for DC nomination
  • Leads research project team to devise project goals and objectives 
  • Drives implementation and development of translational development strategies for the key development stage alliance projects
  • Partner with relevant functions to develop effective working relationships both internally and with key external stakeholders (e.g., development organization partners, key opinion leaders and academic experts)
  • May directly manage Project Managers

Skills/Knowledge/Competencies Required:

  • PhD, MD or relevant advanced degree in a scientific discipline with 10 years of multi-disciplinary experience, or Bachelor’s degree with 14 years of experience, in pharma or biotech research and development

  • Experience in working in the field of  
  • Immuno-Oncology
  • Prior hands on discovery and early development experience and awareness of cross-functional issues
  • Superior cross-functional and cross-company collaboration skills
  • Highly effective influencing skills and the ability to operate across multiple geographies
  • Strong track record of delivering results through effective team and peer leadership
  • Proven experience as a successful, decisive leader in managing in a multi-functional environment
  • Proven ability to collaborate and work effectively with alliances and partners
  • Ability to manage complex projects with ambitious milestones in high pressure circumstances
  • Ability to influence members of the team without direct managerial authority
  • Has the skills to facilitate group process and manage issues of diverse teams
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and act without complete information
  • Can facilitate a sense of diversity, interdependence and accountability among team members


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.
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