Scientist, Functional Genomics

Lake County, Illinois, USA
May 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The AbbVie Discovery organization is seeking to hire a Functional Genomics Scientist within the Genomics Research Center in the Target Enabling Science and Technology Department. We are looking for an experienced laboratory research scientist to perform CRISPR/Cas9 functional genomics research based on lentiviral and RNP delivery methods. The successful candidate will participate in cross-functional target identification and validation projects to support early drug discovery efforts in oncology, immunology, immuno-oncology, and neuroscience. S/He will develop cell-based functional assays using cell lines and primary cells, perform arrayed (384-well plate) and pooled CRISPR screens, using fluorescent cell sorting or high content imaging assays, and analyze screening data using various bioinformatic and statistical software. S/He will collaborate extensively with scientists across diverse functional and therapeutic areas in matrix research environment.
Position will be hired based on level of education and experience
  • B.S. or M.S. in cell and molecular biology, or in a related discipline, with 5+ (BS) or 3+ (MS) years of experience in laboratory research
  • Extensive experience in cell-based functional assay development required.
  • Experience with IPSCs and IPSC-derived cellular models required.
  • Strong skills in molecular analytic methods including DNA/RNA isolation, PCR primer design, molecular cloning, genotyping, qPCR, and western blot are required.
  • Basic conceptual understanding of broad genomic technologies such as next-generation sequencing, RNA Seq, RNAi (shRNA/siRNA), and CRISPR gene editing is required.
  • Experience in transfection, nucleofection, lentiviral transduction, flow cytometry and primary cells desired.
  • Candidates experienced in HTS lab automation, liquid handling, or high-content cell imaging analysis desired.
  • Ability to learn new skills and apply them in a fast-paced research environment is a must.
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem-solving skills, and attention to details are required.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills are desired. Ability to work independently as well as in a team is a must.
Key Leadership 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 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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