Associate Scientist I/II, Research Pharmacology

South San Francisco, CA, US
Jul 27, 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 will be based at Stemcentrx, AbbVie's South San Francisco, CA location.

Associate Scientist I/II, Research Pharmacology

The Research Pharmacology Department is searching for an Associate Scientist I/II who will participate in evaluating novel anti-cancer therapies for efficacy, toxicity, pharmacokinetics (PK), and biomarker analyses in vivo . The candidate will prepare in vivo dose formulations, manage projects associated with and expand cell lines for in vivo studies, and measure drug concentrations and/or biomarkers to be used for PK study analyses. The candidate will spend the majority of their time in the lab environment. Additional data analysis will be project oriented and based on candidate's interests. The ability to work independently and efficiently on multiple responsibilities, and effectively participate and communicate as part of team, is a prerequisite.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Therapeutic or biomarker concentration assessment (ELISA/MSD) in blood samples
  • Analysis of ELISA/MSD assay data
  • Inventory maintenance and preparation of compounds used for in vivo studies
  • Project organization and lab work associated with traditional cell line culturing and expansion for in vivo use

Basic Requirements:
  • BS/MS in Molecular & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Engineering, or a related discipline, with 2+ years of relevant research experience
  • Hands-on experience with ELISA/MSD and other Bioassays required
  • Hands-on experience with cell culture techniques required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized, detailed and disciplined record keeping is required

Character Requirements:
  • Flexibility and motivation to learn techniques and accomplish goals outside those stated above
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial personality, with problem solving skills, critical thinking ability, and excellent communication skills
  • Highly motivated and independent with an ability to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Excited to participate in and contribute to company culture

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