Postdoc - Postdoctoral Fellow:Application of Three-dimensional Cultures for Development of Novel Can

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 17, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Postdoctoral Program is designed for true investigational and experimental research. Participants will be mentored by renowned industry scientists and collaborators at AbbVie and focused on delivering cutting-edge advancements in Discovery, Development Sciences and BioPharma. The enriching training program offers a balance of structured learning and work experience which fosters a learning environment to advance individual development with accessibility to high-level knowledge building across the drug development continuum. This assignment is expected to be for two years minimally and no more than three years.

Scientific Focus/Key Responsibilities:
  • AbbVie seeks to employ a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research into the application of three-dimensional cultures for the development of novel cancer therapeutics.
  • The research will target the following three areas of discovery research in oncology:
    apoptosis restoring agents, antibody-drug conjugates and immune-therapy.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Successful completion and defense of a PhD Bioengineering/Biotechnology
  • Research experience of 1 - 3 years in the field of Bioengineering/Biotechnology applied to Cancer/Cell Biology/Immunology.
  • Expertise with generation, maintenance and molecular analysis of 3D cultures of cancer cells
  • Record of publication in a top-tier peer reviewed journal(s).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills including critical and analytical thinking.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and project management skills. Demonstrated scientific writing skills and strong verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently design and execute experiments, interpret data, and identify appropriate follow-up strategies.
  • Proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative, and integrity.
  • Global mindset to thrive in a diverse culture and environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise with the generation, maintenance, and molecular analysis of 3D culture cells
  • Working knowledge of successful methods to culture immune cells from human and murine origin in co-cultures
  • Knowledge of/practical experience with antibody engineering and labeling techniques
    Knowledge of immunohistochemistry and image analysis
    Expertise with in vivo cancer models and experiments; additionally, knowledge of cellular signaling pathways

Key Leadership Competencies:
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the immediate 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 to drive the science in the field of interest
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

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