Senior Scientist, Oncology Biomarkers

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, Illinois, USA
Posted
Feb 20, 2018
Ref
1706586
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.
Qualifications

Basic:

  • 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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