Senior Scientist I, Immuno-Oncology

North Chicago, IL, US
Mar 17, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We seek a highly motivated scientist with a proven track record of accomplishment in the field of immunology/oncology to join a team dedicated to the identification and validation of novel targets for cancer therapy.

The incumbent will be responsible for driving innovation and executing a range of cytometric techniques including high-dimensional immunophenotyping and cell sorting, to support multiple immuno-oncology projects throughout AbbVie oncology. The successful candidate will also be responsible for conducting independent research to identify and validate novel immune-oncology targets utilizing a variety of cell biology, biochemical and genetic approaches. Applicants should have extensive laboratory research experience and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role. The individual must have demonstrated expertise in the theory and application of flow cytometry and be able to master a variety of instrument platforms and associated software, both at the level of data acquisition and post-acquisition analysis. In addition, this individual should have a solid working knowledge of innate and adaptive immune cell biology and tumor/immune cell interactions. Strong communication and teamwork skills are essential as the candidate is expected to operate in a fast-pace multi-disciplinary environment, interacting with diverse groups of experts within or outside of his/her scientific discipline.

The position grade level will be filled commensurate with experience.


  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, or related field
  • 10+ years (BS), 8+ years (MS), or 0+ (PhD) years post-graduate experience in cancer immuno-oncology,
  • Demonstrated expertise in high dimensional cytometry and knowledge of cutting-edge analysis techniques is highly preferred.
  • Record of scientific achievement (i.e.strong publication and/or patent record) and proficiency in standard biochemical, cellular and molecular techniques.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, matrix-based team environment and strong written and oral communication skills are essential.
  • Previous experience in pharmaceutical drug discovery is preferred but not required.

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

AbbVie is at the forefront of cancer research, discovering and developing novel 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 angiogenesis, metastasis, signal transduction, resistance to apoptosis and other cancer hallmark pathways.

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