Senior Scientist I Translational Immuno-Oncology

Lake County, IL, US
Feb 22, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie is at the forefront of cancer research, discovering and developing the next generation of treatments to address unmet medical need for cancer patients. Our strong pipeline includes both small molecule and biologic therapeutic approaches with first in class agents that target multiple pathways central to the growth and survival of both solid and hematological malignancies.

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientist with a proven track record of research accomplishments to join our growing translational oncology organization. The scientist will be part of a team dedicated to develop translational medicine strategies, including discovering and developing biomarkers to support AbbVie's Oncology pipeline. The Senior Scientist will work with a multidisciplinary team on experimental execution and data analysis of all aspects of translational and biomarker research.

Key Responsibilities
  • Independently conceive and execute hypothesis driven research projects in the field of translational Immuno-Oncology
  • Apply novel approaches and platforms for translational studies : develop innovative in vivo/ex vivo/in vitro assays/analyses to interrogate the function of immune and tumor cell populations and their interaction
  • Implement and interpret data from preclinical studies including molecular markers and platforms such as flow cytometry, IHC, next generation sequencing, microarrays, and others
  • Interact with cross-functional teams to establish productive collaborations within and outside of AbbVie
  • Train and guide colleagues in established methodology, troubleshooting of assays, and in the development of novel techniques
  • Make strong contributions to the research team's short- and long-term scientific strategies
  • Develop compelling scientific presentations and reports for internal review meetings, and external collaborators, scientific conferences and peer-reviewed journals


  • M.D., D.V.M. and/or PhD; MS; BS in Immunology, Immuno-Oncology, or other scientific field with 0+ years (PhD); 8+ years (MS); or 10+ years (BS).
  • Experience in Immunology/Immuno-Oncology with an understanding of innate and adaptive immune cell biology and signaling, and tumor/immune cell interactions
  • Ability to develop novel assays and cellular models for the interrogation of Immuno-Oncology biology; proficiency in standard cellular and molecular techniques
  • Experienced in training and mentoring junior scientists
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, multi-disciplinary, matrixed environment
  • Enthusiasm and passion for conceiving and executing innovative scientific research

Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable high performance
  • Steps up and takes leadership to own toughest challenges
  • Persistent and resilient when confronted with obstacles - finds the way.
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures and manages innovation to reality
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.