Senior Scientist, Oncology Biomarkers

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie Oncology is currently offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Senior Scientist. In this role you will join an experienced team to support biomarker efforts for AbbVie sponsored clinical trials. As a member of both research and clinical development project teams he/she will have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative environment to support projects across all phases of clinical development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of biomarker strategies for one or more clinical trials.
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to execute all aspects of translational and clinical biomarker research.
  • Implement standardized and cutting edge tools to characterize drug mechanisms, implement diagnostic strategies, and inform back translation research.
  • Author biomarker sections of protocols, ICFs, IRB responses, and others.
  • Establish and manage external collaborations to accomplish biomarker research objectives.
  • Pro-actively consult primary scientific literature, keep current on state of art technologies and emerging concepts in oncology.


  • PhD with 4+ years of related work experience.
  • Master's Degree with 10+ years of related work experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree with 12+ years of related work experience.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong scientific background in tumor cell biology supported by publication record; expertise in hematologic malignancies is valued.
  • Experience in assay development, qualification and implementing biomarker assays on diverse platforms, including IHC/IF, gene expression profiling and flow cytometry.
  • Demonstrated expertise in translational sciences; employing pharmacodynamic, predictive and exploratory biomarkers.
  • Ability to effectively work in a cross-functional team environment, interacting with various levels within the organization as well as vendors/academic sites/KOLs.
  • Organization, orientation to details, and effective time management with an ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills in the English language.
Key AbbVie 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 innovation to reality
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