Celgene Sr. Principal Programmer, Data Capture and Review Librarian 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.

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


  • Manages Libraries and associated object used for study configuration which have been approved through governance.

  • Facilitates discussion for identification of objects which will be used for study configuration

  • Supports Disease Indication scientist from various therapeutic functions to proactively create new commonly used CRF’s which could be consumed by study

  • Maintains various EDC libraries with disease indication scientist

  • Maintains consistency between Rave Library and MDR and/or other standards (if applicable)

Safety Gateway:

  • Creates and Maintains following objects in Safety Gateway Module

  • Standard mappings which are consumed for Safety Gateway module

  • Act as liaison for any updates required to standard mappings

Medical Coding:

  • Creates and facilitates activities required for consistent consumption of Medical Coder tool

  • SME for library consumptions in Rave, Coder, Safety Gateway and other modules which have functionality to standardize content used for study consumption

  • Conducts training on Library and management across different Medidata modules

  • Maintains consistency between Library and other sources of information stored in multiple systems (i.e., MDR)

  • Liaison with the standard governance organization to maintain alignment with the business and proactively look for opportunities to build efficiencies.

  • Interact with FSP to confirm understanding of Celgene Library for consistent study consumption


  • Acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Global Library, Medical Coder and other Medidata module configuration at study level

  • Works with cross functional SME community to address issues/questions within Celgene

  • Conducts training on Library consumption and management across different Rave modules

  • Participates in development of new training as needed for supporting user community

  • Act as owner to address any training or process gaps identified by Celgene user community

  • Manages risk mitigation, issue resolution and escalation related to Rave Global Library

  • Develops, Monitors and tracks metrics for standards consumption and identifies process to continuously increase reuse rate and collaborate with other functions roles like Data Manager, Project Standards Manager, Global Standards Manager and others.

  • Represents Celgene in Medidata user forums and co-ordinates Celgene representations as needed

Cross functional collaboration:

  • Lead the development of department or cross-functional SOPs, Working Practices and best practices for the department related to the Library Capability

  • Support cross functional initiatives and ensure that DCR change management is implemented for Library related activities

  • Provide guidance for resolving Library capability concerns raised

  • Work with cross functional team to approve and execute process updates to Library

  • Liaison with the standard governance organization roles like Project Standards Manager and Global Standards Manager to maintain alignment with the business and proactively look for opportunities to build efficiencies.


  • Interact with Functional Service provider (FSP) at a portfolio level to confirm understanding of Celgene Library for study consumption

  • Participate in meetings with FSP at a portfolio level as needed

  • Work Internally and externally with different teams to implement DCR capability and process improvements



Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • BA/BS in a relevant scientific discipline

  • 5-7 years Pharmaceutical/CRO experience as a clinical programmer supporting clinical trials for regulatory submissions.

  • Expert knowledge or certified in the Medidata product Rave is required. Global Library, Safety Gateway, Coder and Patient Cloud knowledge is highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in programming environments, systems and networking as it relates to the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Have in-depth understanding of clinical data structure as well as relational databases

  • Demonstrated skills in using software tools and applications, e.g., MS office, XML, HTML, etc.

  • Have an understanding of regulatory requirements pertaining to technology, systems, and standards.

  • Ability to research new technologies and ensure alignment with regulatory agencies and industry standards

  • Demonstrated ability in the handling and processing of upstream data, e.g., multiple data forms, workflow, eDC, SDTM.

  • Demonstrated ability in providing outputs to meet downstream requirements, e.g., ADaM, Data Definition Table, e-submission.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with clinical team members.

  • Excellent planning and project management skills

  • Good interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills

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.

Sr. Principal Programmer, Data Capture and Review Librarian

Location: Summit, NJ, US

Job ID: 17001327