Associate Scientist, Pharmacology

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Mar 21, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Generate and analyze precise, reliable, and reproducible data in a timely manner, under the direction of a more senior scientific leader. Demonstrate experimental precision and should possess general understanding of core discipline.

Key Responsibilities Include :
  • The Safety Pharmacology department plays an especially influential role in all Abbvie discovery projects by providing both standard in vitro and in vivo cardiovascular safety screening as well as fit-for-purpose assay development to aid in critical decision making. Safety pharmacology at Abbvie focuses primarily on cardiovascular safety, but our wide variety of expertise allows us to look at several organ systems and investigate the mechanistic underpinnings of observed toxicities as needed.
  • We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our safety pharmacology team. The successful candidate will be responsible for running, analyzing, and reporting several routine, in vitro assays as well as assisting senior scientists with projects as needed in a collaborative, team-based setting. The successful candidate should be able to apply basic scientific principles to research and be proficient in basic lab techniques (pipetting, measuring, concentration calculations, etc.).
Qualifications :
  • BS in biology or related field, some lab experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work and contribute within a team
  • Strong critical thinking skills demonstrating ability to troubleshoot testing issues
  • Good time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Fast learner, able to generate and analyze data with little supervision
  • Proficient with Microsoft office for data analysis
Key Leadership Attributes
  • 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 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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