Postdoc - Postdoctoral Fellow: Harnessing Immunogenic Cell Death for Targeted Therapy

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 16, 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:

AbbVie is at the forefront of cancer research, discovering and developing the next generation of treatments to address unmet medical need for cancer patients. Our strong pipeline includes both small molecule and biologic therapeutic approaches with first in class agents that target multiple pathways central to the growth and survival of both solid and hematological malignancies.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist with a proven track record of research accomplishments to join our growing cancer research organization. The scientist will join a team dedicated to identify and validate targets associated with immunogenic cell death pathways.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Champion efforts to apply functional genomic screening technologies and chemical probes to identify and validate targets associated with immunogenic cell death pathways
  • Develop and maintain appropriate in vitro assays to measure immunogenic cell death phenotypes
  • Investigate the biological pathways and cross talk between tolerogenic and immunogenic cell death while developing a publication-driven research program.
  • Communicate results to multi-disciplinary teams

  • Successful completion and defense of a PhD in Cancer Research, Immunology, or related field
  • Demonstrated record of scientific achievement (i.e. strong publication in a top tier peer review journal(s)
  • Extensive laboratory research experience and desire to continue in a laboratory focused role.
  • Demonstrated experience in immunology/oncology with a strong working knowledge of innate and adaptive immune cell biology and tumor/immune cell interactions
  • Ability to independently develop novel assays and cellular models for interrogation of immunogenic cell death
  • Proficiency in standard biochemical, cellular and molecular techniques
  • Ability to multitask and work with timelines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, multi-disciplinary environment interacting with a diverse group of experts within or outside of scientific discipline.
  • Enthusiasm and passion for conducting creative scientific research
  • Work authorization in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills including critical and analytical thinking.
  • Demonstrated scientific writing skills and strong verbal communication skills.
  • Global mindset to thrive in a diverse culture and environment.
  • Demonstrated scientific writing skills and strong verbal communication skills.

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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