Senior Scientist I

North Chicago, IL, US
Feb 27, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics Department at AbbVie has an opening for a Senior Scientist I position in North Chicago, IL. The successful candidate will be responsible for method development and quantitation of small molecules from in vitro and in vivo samples.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot LCMS systems
  • Develop analytical methods for the quantitation of small molecules
  • Serve as a mentor for junior staff and a resource for challenging method development projects
  • Fully document experimental methods and results

Level will be based on education and years of experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education in Analytical Chemistry and 10+ years of experience required (OR)
  • Masters Degree or equivalent education in Analytical Chemistry and 8+ years of experience required (OR)
  • PhD or equivalent in Anlaytical Chemistry with 0+ years of experience required
  • Proven method development experience using various extraction, chromatographic and analytical methodologies
  • Conceive and implement novel experimental approaches to answer scientific questions.
  • Proven experience operating and troubleshooting Agilent HPLCs, Leap/CTC PAL autosamplers and AB Sciex Mass Spectrometers
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and an ability to collaborate successfully across other groups within R&D
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with a track record of publishing and external presentations
  • Highly motivated and self-driven with the flexibility to quickly adapt to different projects
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled