Senior Scientist, Cancer Biology

Lake County, IL, US
Oct 10, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company that combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases.
Primary Job Function

AbbVie Oncology Discovery is seeking a highly motivated and skilled cell/molecular biologist with a proven track record of accomplishment to help advancing drug discovery programs. The candidate is expected to independently conceive and execute experimental strategies to identify/validate novel cancer targets, lead/support drug discovery programs, and to develop translational plans. Applicants should have extensive laboratory research experience and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role with a high level of experimental vigor and quality. Strong communication and teamwork skills are essential as the candidate is expected to operate in a fast-pace multi-discipline environment, interacting with diverse groups of experts within or outside of his/her scientific discipline. The ideal candidate must be able to prioritize and manage multiple research activities and possess a broad range of technical expertise and knowledge in cancer biology.
level commensurate with experience

  • BS, MS, or PhD or equivalent in cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics/genomics, pharmacology, oncology or related field with 10+ (BS), 8+ (MS), 0+ (PhD)
  • Impactful research experience demonstrated by high-quality publications, patents and/or presentations at national/international conferences is essential
  • Broad technical proficiency in standard biochemical, cellular and molecular biology techniques is a must
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Previous experience in drug discovery, either in academic or industrial setting, is preferred but not required

  • 2+ years of Post-Doctoral 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

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled