Associate Scientist I/II, Immuno−Oncology Genomics

Redwood City, California, USA
Apr 16, 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 AbbVie's Redwood City location.


Independently perform reliable and reproducible nucleic acid extraction and next generation sequencing library prep in a timely manner. Demonstrate experimental precision and should possess understanding of core discipline.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Be a key member of an essential team that perform routine nucleic acid extraction and next generation sequencing experiments competently and independently, and generate reliable and consistent results.
  • Track and process samples submitted by colleagues.
  • Analyze and critique results, noting significant deviations.
  • Troubleshoot experiments and instrumentation.
  • Utilize standard molecular genomics laboratory equipment as well as liquid handling instrument
  • Learn and understand new experimental techniques.
  • Demonstrate skill in multiple techniques and appropriately modify protocols, as required, to suit the needs of research or development sciences.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in next generation sequencing 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 where applicable.

Associate Scientist I: Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent education

Associate Scientist II: Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent education, with typically 3 or more years' experience or Master's Degree or equivalent education

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge to carry out job function
  • Demonstrated proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques (PCR and DNA extraction etc.)
  • Maintaining a high level of attention to details is a must
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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