Senior Scientist III, NCE Analytical Chemist

North Chicago, IL, US
Feb 24, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The New Chemical Entity Drug Product Development Analytical Group is responsible for developing and validating analytical methodologies for both active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and drug product to enable clinical trials, toxicology studies and drug product development for Abbvie's pre-clinical and clinical candidates.

We are responsible for Chemistry Manufacturing Controls (CMC) support from first in human trials through NDA/MAA application. Our laboratories operate under both Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) as well as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to enable release of materials for pre-clinical and clinical studies respectively.

AbbVie is seeking a Senior Scientist III, Analytical Chemistry to conduct analytical research and development in support of pre-phase I development to market authorization.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Responsible for method development, testing procedures, and implementation of analytical controls to help the advancement of new molecular entities (NME's).
  • Leading the analytical aspects of a project while jointly working with other functional areas to advance NME's through the pipeline. Identifying talent and developing leadership capabilities in the broader scientific staff of the department.
  • Implement a wide range of current analytical techniques to conduct research and development studies related to drug product development
  • Support new product development with advanced methods development and validations, technical transfer packages, and generation of technical data and reports in support of clinical NME regulatory requirements in a cGMP environment.
  • Conduct research in the area of analytical technologies with pharmaceutical applications.

*Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry/Organic Chemistry or other relevant discipline with a minimum of 6+ years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency with analytical techniques including-HPLC, GC, spectroscopic techniques, and mass spectrometry, especially as they relate to pharmaceutical quality.
  • Candidate must possess a solid fundamental background in separation theory.
  • This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, hard-working, detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced team environment with demonstrated problem solving skills.

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.

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