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Clinical Research Physician, Immuno-Oncology CAR T

Req #: 1800022
Location: Boudry, Boudry CH
Job Category: Medical
Work Location: Route de Perreux 1 BOUDRY 2017
Organization: Celgene R&D Sarl
Schedule: 40
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
Other Locations:Switzerland- Boudry


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 CAR T Clinical Research Physician, Immuno-Oncology will be instrumental in supporting the growth of the organization as it continues to build the value of its current CAR T cell and other immuno-oncology 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.
  • Establish, communicate and drive a vision and strategy for the therapy area/product
  • Develop an integrated plan of action including milestones and endpoints and ensure executional excellence.
  • Oversee quality, coordination and on time delivery 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, industry and 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.
  • Be 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.
  • Able 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:

·        Create complex strategies to develop the 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.


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