R&D Tech III

North Chicago, IL, US
Nov 01, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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The Global Compound Logistics and Operations organization (GCLO) within AbbVie manages the inventory, dispersal and logistics of biological and chemical entities used by Discovery and Development scientists for all aspects of Abbvie drug discovery.

AbbVie is seeking a motivated individual to fill the Laboratory Technician role in the GCLO Dispensing Lab. This position would be directly responsible for the weighing and solvating of R&D small molecule compounds for both order fulfillment and inventory management purposes. The successful candidate will be expected to be proficient at maintaining a high level of concentration and attention to detail while performing repetitive tasks. Capability to work with and troubleshoot laboratory automation is a plus.


  • High output weighing small quantities of compounds on precision balance equipment
  • Solvating and plating of research materials using automated liquid handlers
  • Maintain proper laboratory practices
  • Receiving and stocking of laboratory supplies
  • Disposal of laboratory waste products
  • Data entry in electronic database
  • Participate in writing of SOPs and continuous improvement efforts


  • BS or 5+years of experience in compound management or a related field
  • Familiarity with laboratory techniques and practices
  • Ability to calculate molarity for solution preparation as well as dilution schemes
  • Experience with data tracking
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and multi-task within an environment of shifting deadlines and demands
  • Able to work independently and within a team setting
  • Preferred:
  • Experience working with a wide range of automated liquid handlers and storage automation
  • Accustomed to spending extended periods of time working in a fume hood or balance enclosure
  • Familiarity with chemical inventory information systems, and databases
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with strong oral and written communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled