Associate Scientist/Scientist, Oncology Core Cell Line Biorepository & Molecular Biology

North Chicago, Illinois, USA
May 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Translational Oncology group at Abbvie uses advanced methods to discover biomarkers and implement translational medicine strategies to progress Abbvie's innovative Oncology pipeline. We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team to conduct day-to-day activities in support of our core cancer cell culture facility. The Scientist will work in a multi-disciplinary team focused on translational research.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing daily activities to operate and maintain an oncology cell line bank: maintenance and propagation of human tumor cell cultures, cryopreservation, and maintenance of stocks, inventory and database
  • Perform biochemical and cellular assays including compound screening, data acquisition and analysis, and report generation


  • BS or MS in a science related discipline with at least 3+ years and a bachelors degree or MS with relevant lab experience.
  • Research experience in molecular biology techniques
  • Knowledge of biobanking and inventory LIMS platforms and familiarity with automation is preferred
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills as well as strong team orientation
  • Cancer cell culture background and proven track record of sterile technique for cell culture

Key Competencies:

  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • 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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