Senior Scientist, Chemistry

Lake County, Illinois, USA
May 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Primary Job Function:

  • Conceive and execute medicinal chemistry research and development that achieves project and area goals.
  • Expertise in synthetic organic chemistry is an essential requirement of this position to drive the SAR optimization cycle to achieve project goals.
  • Expected to generate new scientific synthetic and medicinal chemistry proposals and lead those efforts. Investigate, identify, develop, and optimize new methods/ techniques.
  • Act as a lead scientist in his/her area of expertise on one or more projects.
  • Critically evaluate relevant scientific advances and integrate this knowledge into research programs.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise.
  • Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program.
  • Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present work at scientific conferences.
  • Effective writer and communicator of research or other regulatory materials.

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Organic Chemistry or related field. 10+( BS), 8+ (MS), 0+ (Ph.D) years of relevant experience. Postdoctoral or pharmaceutical industry experience desirable.
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key scientific hurdles by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise.
  • Exceptional communication skills; ability to develop, implement and clearly communicate chemistry strategies and progress to team.
  • Build strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of teams to enable higher performance.

Position Accountability/Scope:

  • Demonstrate a high degree of responsibility in maintaining scientific standards, and safe laboratory practices for self and reporting staff, if any.
  • Participate in establishing project goals, defining short and long-term scientific strategies, and contribute to the generation of project-related documents and presentations.
  • May supervise one or more direct reports and proactively engage in their development.
  • Keep accurate and current records of research and/or project related activities according to AbbVie policies.

Internal/External Contacts and Interactions:

  • Use external information to gain competitive intelligence. Act as advocate to integrate this knowledge into the group's research efforts.
  • Generate new research or development strategies to effectively address project and divisional goals/needs.
  • Collaborate with functional and technical experts to facilitate scientific achievement.
  • Publish project-related research in high-impact factor peer-reviewed journals, R&D reports, patent applications and/or regulatory documents/filings.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
Key AbbVie Competencies:
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the 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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