Scientist I, Protein Analytical Chemistry, CMC Biologics, Oncology Early Development

Redwood City, CA, US
Nov 28, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products - Imbruvica®, Venclexta™, and Empliciti™ and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in nearly 200 clinical trials in 19 different types of cancer.

AbbVie is expanding its oncology hub on the West Coast, with three sites in the San Francisco Bay Area (Redwood City, South San Francisco, and Sunnyvale) focused on the discovery and development of novel oncology therapies. More than 1,000 AbbVie scientists, clinicians, and product developers with strong entrepreneurial roots work across these three sites. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. AbbVie is also expanding their expertise through partnering with companies leading the way in emerging biologic technologies including oncolytic virus' and CAR-T cells.

We are seeking a lab-based Protein Chemistry Scientist to join our Analytical Development team in developing and evaluating new drug discovery and existing clinical candidates. As part of our team, your major responsibilities will include analytical testing, method development and molecular characterization to support the development of antibodies, antibody variants and antibody drug conjugates (ADC).

  • Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field or equivalent education with typically 5 years of experience, or Master's Degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field or equivalent education with typically two years of experience.
  • Knowledge of protein chemistry and monoclonal antibodies, hands-on use of HPLC, CE, and/or mass spectrometry instrumentation
  • The ideal candidate will be hard-working, self-motivated, detail-oriented, highly organized and learn and adapt quickly.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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