Scientist II/ Senior Scientist I, Tau Pathobiology

Cambridge, MA, US
Jun 25, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie has established the Foundational Neuroscience Center (FNC) in Cambridge, MA to investigate the fundamental biological mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and to develop therapeutic interventions. The Tau Biology group is seeking a highly motivated applicant with prior experience and expertise in biochemistry and molecular neuroscience. The Scientist will support a project leader in developing biochemical and cell-based assays to identify, characterize and progress antibodies with the potential to interfere with tau propagation. In addition, the Scientist is expected to participate to our early drug discovery efforts by identifying and validating novel drug targets .

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and perform quantitative biochemical/molecular and cell-based assays to meet project team requirements
  • Carefully document results in databases and scientific reports.
  • Read and apply relevant scientific literature.
  • Excellent communication - both in writing and presenting results with direct report and team.

Position will be hired based on level of experience.
  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Neuroscience, biochemistry, cellular/Molecular biology, or related field with typically 7-10+ (BS), 5-8+ (MS) or 0+ (PhD) years of experience.
  • Experience with biochemical techniques like - Size exclusive chromatography, MSD, SIMOA, Western blot and ELISA is preferred.
  • Experience with Octet and SPR are a plus.
  • Proficiency with basic cell culture techniques and molecular techniques such as qPCR, RNA isolation is required.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to design experiments, troubleshoot and think independently.
  • Strong organizational skills that enable multitasking and working within timelines.
  • Comfortable using computer programs such as Microsoft, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, independence, clear scientific writing & verbal communication skills and precise record keeping.