Senior Scientist I- Drug Product Development

Lake County, IL, US
Apr 20, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Drug Product Development is responsible for understanding the biopharmaceutical properties of candidate molecules for translation into the design and development of patient centric dosage forms. We have a challenging opportunity for a Senior Scientist based in the Formulation Sciences group in North Chicago, IL

AbbVie is seeking a highly motivated, collaborative scientist to guide the design and characterization of innovative pharmaceutical formulations for pre-clinical and clinical applications

Key responsibilities include:
    Interface with Discovery and Development project teams to aid the identification of new drug candidates Design and characterize novel pharmaceutical formulations Collaborate with preclinical scientists to characterize the biopharmaceutical properties of drug candidates Conceive and execute laboratory studies contributing to design and understanding of oral formulations in clinical and pre-clinical development

Level will be based on education & years of experience.


  • PhD and no experience necessary (PhD required)
  • possesses thorough theoretical and practical understanding of own scientific discipline


  • Strong knowledge of physiological barriers to intestinal absorption of small molecules, including potential transport and metabolism pathways.
  • Strong knowledge in the characterization of the biopharmaceutical properties of small molecules.
  • Working knowledge of typical formulation approaches and routes of administration across multiple species.
  • Fundamental understanding of physicochemical properties as related to drug delivery and formulation design.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional team setting.

Key AbbVie Competencies:

    Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance. Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change the 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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