Scientist, Pharmacology

Redwood City, CA, US
Aug 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Highly motivated laboratory scientist to develop and evaluate biomarker and diagnostic strategies in support of the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies in immunology and immune oncology. The scientist will be responsible for assisting in the design and in performing complex laboratory investigations involving primary cell culture and Flow Cytometry (FACS) to identify biomarkers of efficacy/safety of development stage. While performing the duties the experience will provide a foundation in the discovery, characterization, clinical validation and utilization of innovative biomarkers and potential diagnostics in the drug development setting. The scientist would be expected to work collaboratively, under the supervision of experienced biomarker scientists.

Core Job Responsibilities

The scientist will perform experiments involving use of animal blood, staining with fluorescently labeled antibodies and FACS. Independent laboratory investigations by the scientist will directly support the development the validation of clinically applicable biomarker assays (including pharmacodynamic, predictive, prognostic, safety and other biomarkers). The scientist must demonstrate proficiency analyzing and critiquing results, trouble-shooting experiments, drafting experimental protocols while designing, implementing and overseeing biomarker and data analysis

Position Accountability / Scope

The scientist must have a demonstrated ability to work independently when generating precise, reliable, reproducible laboratory results. The scientist must follow operating procedures accurately and, when appropriate, optimize procedures to enhance productivity and efficiency. The scientist must understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct or operating procedures and maintain accurate records according to AbbVie policies.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related field.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

Ability to learn and share knowledge with colleagues. Good oral and written communication skills. Actions demonstrate that group/project success benefit everyone.