Senior Scientist II, Process Chemistry

Lake County, IL, US
Aug 26, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie is seeking a Senior Scientist to conduct chemical process research and development from pre-clinical through commercialization. The candidate will be based out of our North Chicago, IL laboratories.

Key Responsibilities:

  • We seek a highly motivated scientist, with a proven track record of accomplishment in the field of organic synthesis, to work in a multi-functional team environment.
  • The candidate will be responsible for developing and executing synthetic organic chemistry that provides practical access to potential therapies, which may include small molecules and/or antibody drug conjugates.
  • The position involves multi-disciplinary interactions with organic chemists, analytical chemists, engineers, and solid state scientists.

*Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.*


  • BS with 10+ years of experience; MS with 8+ years of experience, or PhD with 0+ years of experience.
  • A broad range of functional expertise in modern synthetic organic chemistry, compound purification, spectral analysis/interpretation.
  • An ability to search the chemical literature and evaluate potential solutions to synthetic problems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends, when necessary.

Key Leadership Competencies :

    Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance. 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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