Senior Scientist I/II, Chemistry

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, US
Posted
Sep 15, 2018
Ref
1806742
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
The Senior Scientist will conceive and execute organic synthetic chemistry research and development that achieves project and area goals, generate new scientific synthetic chemistry proposals and lead those efforts, and investigate, identify, develop, and optimize new methods/ techniques.

The candidate will act as a lead scientist in his/her area of expertise on one or more projects, and critically evaluate relevant scientific advances and integrate this knowledge into research programs.

Key Responsibilities:
    Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present work at scientific conferences Effective writer and communicator of research or other regulatory materials Publish project-related research in high-impact factor peer-reviewed journals, R&D reports, patent applications and/or regulatory documents/filings Demonstrate a high degree of responsibility in maintaining scientific standards, and safe laboratory practices for self and reporting staff, if any Participate in establishing project goals, defining short and long-term scientific strategies, and contribute to the generation of project-related documents and presentations Use external information to gain competitive intelligence. Act as advocate to integrate this knowledge into the group's research efforts. Generate new research or development strategies to effectively address project and divisional goals/needs Collaborate with functional and technical experts to facilitate scientific achievement. Keep accurate and current records of research and/or project related activities according to AbbVie policies May supervise one or more direct reports and proactively engage in their development


Level will be based on education & years of experience

Basic:
  • PhD, MS, or BS in Organic Chemistry or closely related field with 0+years (PhD); 8+ years (MS); or 10+ years (BS) of job related synthetic chemistry experience
  • Effective writer and communicator of research or other regulatory materials
  • Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise

Preferred:
  • PhD, MS, or BS in Organic Chemistry or closely related field with 4+years (PhD); 10+ years (MS); or 12+ years (BS) of job related synthetic chemistry experience
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry or closely related field
  • Postdoctoral and/or pharmaceutical industry experience

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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