Associate Scientist, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

Worcester, MA, US
Sep 24, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie Immunology is dedicated to identifying break-through therapies for inflammatory and auto-immune diseases that will have a remarkable impact on patients' lives. The Molecular Pharmacology group is seeking an associate scientist to conduct in vitro pharmacology studies on the characterization of drug candidate molecules and the validation of drug targets.

Key responsibilities

  • Design and perform biochemical and cellular studies of drug potency and mechanism of action
  • Analysis and interpretation of quantitative data
  • Effectively organize and communicate research progress and activities through oral and written presentations
  • Read and apply relevant scientific literature
  • Maintenance of accurate and current records of research

  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biology, or a related discipline
  • 3-5 years of relevant laboratory experience or a research-based M.S. degree
  • Experience with cellular assays: 2 nd messenger, proliferation, phospho-protein analysis, gene reporter, and release of soluble mediators
  • Experience with biochemical assays: enzymatic activity, binding
  • Experience with cell culture and the preparation and testing of primary immune cells
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, curious of the science, and desiring to learn novel in vitro pharmacology techniques
  • Experience with use of laboratory automation equipment
  • Strong IT skills and familiarity with spreadsheets, databases, and curve-fitting programs
  • Candidate must be highly collaborative and thrive in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and inter-personal skills

Key Leadership Qualifications:
  • 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

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled