Scientist, Oncology Biologics

Lake County, IL, US
Apr 18, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company that combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases.

Primary Job Function:

AbbVie Oncology Discovery is seeking a talented immunologist/cell biologist to join our Oncology Biologics Discovery team. The successful candidate will participate in the design and execution of high-quality, lab-based studies supporting the discovery and development of new cancer therapeutics. As part of a multidisciplinary research team in a fast-paced discovery environment, applicants should have extensive laboratory research experience and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role with a high level of experimental vigor and quality. Because the individual will interact with diverse groups of experts within and outside of his/her scientific discipline, strong communication and teamwork skills are essential.

Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

  • BS or MS in Cancer Biology, Immuno-oncology, Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology, or related field
  • 5+ years (BS) or 2+ years (MS) post-graduate experience in Immuno-oncology, Immunology, Cancer Biology, Cell/Molecular Biology, or related field
  • Demonstrated expertise in functional characterization of immune cells, with a focus on T cell biology 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

  • Strong background in cancer biology and immunology
  • Impactful research experience demonstrated by high-quality publications, patents and/or presentations at national/international conferences
  • Previous research experience in either an academic or industrial setting

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
  • Works productively in a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality