Scientist, Cellular/Molecular Biology - Translational Oncology

Lake County, IL, US
Dec 13, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie Oncology is seeking an experienced, highly motivated cellular/molecular biologist to join the Translational Oncology team at AbbVie headquarters in North Chicago and drive translational research and biomarker efforts for our Immune-Oncology pipeline.

Key Responsibilities Includes:

  • Investigate, identify, develop and optimize assays and cellular models for interrogation of Immune-Oncology biology, and perform standard biochemical, cellular and molecular techniques.
  • Generate reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner. Analyze, organize and manage data independently. Generate reports and present to the team.
  • Interpret results and draw conclusions from own multistage experiments and suggest, design and pursue relevant experiments that farther project goals.
  • Read relevant literature and adapt scientific efforts to advance research in the area.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary research team in an exciting, fast-paced environment under the mentorship of a supervisor.

  • Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Life Sciences field with a minimum of 2+ years (MS) or 5+ years (BS) of cellular and molecular biology experience.
  • Broad and versatile technical expertise in immunological, cell/molecular biology, and biochemical assays (flow cytometry, ELISA, western blotting, cell culture techniques, immune cell function assays, etc).
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills as well as excellence and productivity in independent research.
  • Must be proactive and able to work effectively on multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in cancer research, immune-oncology or immunology is desired
  • Proficiency in flow cytometry and immunological experimental approaches
  • 10+ years of experience in academic or industry setting

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