Associate Scientist II/Scientist I, Bioanalytical Assay Development

Redwood City, California, USA
Jun 30, 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.

The DMPK-BA department at AbbVie Biotherapeutics Inc in Redwood City, CA is looking for an Associate Scientist II or Scientist I.

Key responsibilities include:

    Develop and generate assay methods for PK, immunogenicity and biomarker assays, perform assay trouble-shooting and validation experiments.

    Capable to choose and use common ligand binding immunoassay platforms such as ELISA, ECL MSD, Luminex, and cell-based ligand binding assays and functional assays.

    Handle shipping and receiving of biological samples, maintain and document shipment receipt and sample condition records; Assist sample management to perform sample discrepancy resolution duties for clinical study samples.

    Perform and ensure analytical work in compliance with applicable regulations with good documentation practice.

    Use computer skills to compile and analyze assay results, and present at group meetings


B.S. in Biology or biochemistry with 5+ years relevant experience, or M.S.with 2+ years relevant experience required

Immunology knowledge and background preferred

Experience in working under GLP/GCP regulation environment preferred

Experience in high sensitivity LBA platforms and lab automation a plus

High energy, self-driven, and a quick leaner

Key leadership Competencies:

Build strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of group for higher performance

Learn fast, grasps the “key” and change the course quickly when needed

Open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement

Take true ownership of projects, and act professionally

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled