Associate Scientist I/II, Cellular/Molecular Biology

Lake County, IL, US
Jan 05, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. AbbVie 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. AbbVie employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

Job description:

  • Conscientious scientist who will make substantial contributions to the conception and execution of research studies, within a highly collaborative environment, investigating fibrotic diseases.
  • A primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to perform assays determining cytokine/chemokine levels, gene expression changes, and cell surface protein marker levels from preclinical studies from cells and tissue samples.
  • Expertise in cell culture, cytokine release assays, mRNA isolation and assessment, flow cytometry and analysis of protein expression by Western Blot supporting MOA and target validation are key responsibilities for this position.
  • He/She will develop and optimize new methods/techniques to generate reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner. Strong problem solving skills are required.
  • Working closely with his/her supervisor this scientist will schedule and prioritize workload to manage several tasks simultaneously and identify/utilize resources outside of own group.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to present data clearly and thoroughly in both one-on-one and group meetings.
  • The candidate must be willing to work as part of a multidisciplinary research team in an exciting, fast-paced environment under the mentorship of a supervisor.

Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.


  • BS or MS in Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Immunology, or a related field.
  • Preference will be given to candidatees with expertise in cell culture and molecular biology.
  • Highly developed communication skills and keen ability to engage internal and external team members in collaborative research.


  • BS +3 years of experience, MS +0 years of experience required to ensure that incumbent has necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to do the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled