Scientist I/II, In Vivo Pharmacology

Cambridge, MA, US
Sep 22, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie is investing heavily in a new research enterprise in Cambridge, Boston - the AbbVie Cambridge Research Center. This location will investigate the fundamental biological mechanisms underpinning neurodegenerative disease, especially Alzheimer's disease.

We are seeking an experienced, hands-on Scientist to join the Neuroscience In Vivo Pharmacology team at the AbbVie Cambridge Research Center. This individual will be responsible for executing in vivo studies from design through ex vivo analysis to support identification and preclinical validation of novel targets that will lead to drug discovery projects.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Ability to execute in vivo studies from study design through tissue harvest
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with key internal scientists to design appropriate experiments and help develop new model systems
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Responsible for data collection, interpretation/analysis and presentation as needed

The position will be hired based on level of experience.

Position will be hired based on level of experience.

  • BS in biology or related field with 5+ years of neuroscience-related experience or MS with 0-2+ years of experience.
  • Expertise in animal handling, dosing (IP, IV, PO, SC), and tissue harvesting requires
  • Expertise doing rodent stereotaxic surgery required and prior experience doing in vivo viral vector studies highly preferred
  • Experience using animal models of neurodegenerative disease preferred
  • Experience with ex vivo assay techniques ( e.g. ELISAs, WB, protein extraction, qPCR) and/or histology/immunohistochemistry a plus
  • Position requires someone with outstanding organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to work across functions and across sites

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled