Associate Scientist II / Scientist I, BioProcess Development, Cell Culture

Redwood City, California, USA
Apr 09, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products — Imbruvica®, Venclexta™, and Empliciti™ — and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in nearly 200 clinical trials in 19 different types of cancer.

AbbVie is expanding its oncology hub on the West Coast, with three sites in the San Francisco Bay Area (Redwood City, South San Francisco, and Sunnyvale) focused on the discovery and development of novel oncology therapies. More than 1,000 AbbVie scientists, clinicians, and product developers with strong entrepreneurial roots work across these three sites. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. This position is based in Redwood City, CA.

Position Description:
We are seeking a scientist to join a talented team developing cell culture processes for GMP applications. In this laboratory position the candidate will lead and perform hands-on cell culture development and scale-up activities in a well-supported and dynamic environment to help advance novel cancer therapies to human clinical studies.


Perform routine tasks competently and independently, and generate reliable and consistent results. Analyze and critique results, noting significant deviations. Troubleshoot experiments and instrumentation. Learn and understand new experimental techniques. Demonstrate skill in multiple techniques and appropriately modify protocols, as required, to suit the changing needs of research or development sciences. Place data in proper scientific context by consulting and citing relevant literature. Demonstrate technical proficiency in his/her field. Impact projects predominantly through lab and/or pilot plant based activities. Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, controlled drug and radioactive compounds, GxP compliance, and animal care where applicable. Associate Scientist II: Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent education, with typically 3 or more years' experience or Master's Degree or equivalent education (no additional experience).

Scientist I: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education with typically 5 years of experience, or Master's Degree or equivalent education with typically two years of experience.

  • Must have cell culture experience such as aseptic skill and bioreactor set up and sampling
  • Has excellent attention to detail and ability to keep detailed written records in lab notebook.
  • Able to work collaboratively within and outside of the group
  • Has strong communication skills including verbal, written, and scientific data presentation.
  • Has understanding of bioprocess engineering concepts
  • Has proficiency with Microsoft Office software, ability to learn new software applications.
  • Has strong planning and analytical skills
  • Ability to multitask and work within timelines
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