Senior Scientist I, Cell and Molecular Biologist

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie Oncology Discovery is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Cell Biologist with a proven track record of accomplishments in the cancer field. Background in cancer stem cells, epigenetics, and/or classical oncogenic signaling pathways preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

Independently conceive and execute experimental strategies to identify/validate novel cancer targets

Lead/support drug discovery programs and develop translational plans

Operate in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment, interacting with diverse groups of experts within or outside of his/her scientific discipline

Prioritize and manage multiple research activities and possess a broad range of technical expertise and knowledge in cancer biology



BS, MS, or PhD in Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics/Genomics, Pharmacology, Oncology or related field with 10+ (BS), 8+ (MS) or 0+ (PhD) of job related experience; broad experience technical proficiency in standard biochemical, cellular and molecular biology techniques

Extensive laboratory research experience and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role with a high level of experimental vigor and quality

Impactful research experience demonstrated by high quality publications, patents and/or presentations at national/international conferences

Proven effective verbal and written communication skills

Team player with the ability to operate in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment

  • 2 years of postdoctoral experience in cell/molecular biology
  • Previous experience in drug discovery, either in an academic or industrial setting
Key Leadership Competencies:

Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance

Learns fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly where indicated

Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo

Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement

Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages to reality

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled