Senior Scientist, Biologics Discovery

North Chicago, IL, US
Mar 17, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Seeking a highly-motivated research scientist to join a dynamic core team supporting biologics drug-discovery. Key areas of focus would include an in-depth understanding of the relevance of glycans and glycan structure in biotherapeutic function as well as its role in major human diseases, with the aim of empowering biotherapies to increase therapeutic index, modulating glycan to effect therapy, or providing novel molecular targets. Candidate must have diverse therapeutic protein expertise and an understanding of how to both analyze and control post-translational modifications of biologic molecules. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to independently develop and implement new technologies and platforms, and diverse experience in engineering of novel therapeutics, purification, and antibody-drug conjugation. Candidate should be a creative problem-solver capable of finding innovative solutions to challenges posed in developing next-generation novel biotherapeutics. Candidate should be capable of broader strategic thinking and participate in the identification, development, and implementation of new technologies/platforms that improve the efficiency of the overall drug-discovery process for therapeutic proteins, especially as related to the intersection of glycoscience and biotherapies.

As part of Global Protein Sciences, the candidate will be working in a Discovery organization at AbbVie. She/he should be able to work independently while contributing in a team environment, and manage several projects simultaneously. Candidate needs to stay current with applicable internal/external scientific literature and apply new information in innovative ways to successfully complete work assignments. Should be able to analyze, document, and report data concisely and rigorously. Should possess excellent communication skills and be proficient in presenting in front of groups.

Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Engineering or related field with 0+ years experience.
  • BS or MS in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biochemical Engineering or related field with 10+ (BS) or 8+(MS)years experience.

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