Senior Scientist I/II, Analytical Chemistry

Lake County, IL, US
Nov 12, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie is looking for a Senior Scientist, Analytical Chemistry to sit at our North Chicago, IL site.

The Process R&D (PRD) organization within AbbVie develops phase appropriate synthetic routes for small molecule and antibody drug conjugate (ADC) programs, supporting pre-clinical studies through commercial registrations. We prepare GMP APIs to develop AbbVie's pipeline, and ultimately we provide commercial manufacturing processes for product launches.

AbbVie is seeking a highly motivated individual to conduct analytical research in the area of clinical-phase Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) process development. This individual will have strong collaborations within PRD, as well as with other R&D and Operations functions.

Primary Job Function:

  • Responsible for method development, testing procedures, and implementation of analytical process controls to help the advancement of drug discovery candidates.
  • Apply analytical separation and detection modes for complex impurity profiling of APIs and API precursors to further the understanding of emerging cGMP synthetic processes.
  • Responsible for leading the analytical aspects of a project while working with other functional areas to advance projects through the pipeline.
  • Utilize understanding of a range of analytical techniques to conduct research and development studies related to small-molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients, intermediates, starting materials, impurities and impurity profiling.
  • Support new product development with advanced methods development and validations, technical transfer packages, and generation of technical data in support of clinical API regulatory requirements.

*Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.*

  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in Analytical Chemistry with a minimum of 12+ (BS), 10+ (MS), or 3+ (Ph.D) years related industry experience
  • Strong technical background in analytical chemistry with problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated, hard-working, detail-oriented individual able to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Experience in the use of computerized data handling systems
  • High-quality written and oral communication skills

  • Advanced degree in Analytical Chemistry
  • Understanding of cGMP and regulatory requirements
  • Practical knowledge of organic structure, functional groups, chemistry and modern spectroscopic techniques as applied to small-molecule analytical analysis.
  • One or more years of process development analytical 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.
  • Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.
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