Scientist II/Senior Scientist I, High Throughput Chemistry

Employer
AbbVie
Location
North Chicago, IL, US
Posted
Jun 26, 2019
Ref
1904423
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
The Drug Discovery Science and Technology group has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Scientist to join the High Throughput Chemistry (HTC) team at AbbVie. This scientist will conceive and execute organic reaction transformations and chemistry technologies. The candidate will act as a lead scientist in his/her area of expertise on one or more projects, and critically evaluate relevant scientific advances and integrate this knowledge into research programs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Devise novel synthetic techniques and synthesize libraries in a high throughout manner to advance Structure Activity Relationships on med chem projects
  • Utilize high throughput reaction screening and analysis technologies to identify optimal reaction condition
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key chemistry issues by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise
  • Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program
  • Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present work at scientific conferences aligned with business objectives
  • Effective writer and communicator of research or other regulatory materials
  • Publish project-related research in high-impact factor peer-reviewed journals, R&D reports, patent applications and/or regulatory documents/filings
  • Demonstrate a high degree of responsibility in maintaining scientific standards, and safe laboratory practices for self and reporting staff, if any
  • Participate in establishing project goals, defining short and long-term scientific strategies, and contribute to the generation of project-related documents and presentations
  • Use external information to gain competitive intelligence
  • Act as advocate to integrate this knowledge into the group's research efforts
  • Generate new research or development strategies to effectively address project and divisional goals/needs
  • Collaborate with functional and technical experts to facilitate scientific achievement


Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Basic:

  • PhD, MS, or BS in Organic Chemistry with 0+years (PhD); 5+ years (MS); or 7+ years (BS) of postdoctoral and/or pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Demonstrate scientific initiative and creativity in research or development activities
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise.
  • Demonstrated strong expertise in synthetic organic chemistry, with a proven record of synthetic problem-solving skills
  • Track record of working with chemistry technologies to enhance efficiencies

Preferred:

  • Hands-on experience in the area of biocatalysis, preferably in a drug discovery 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
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages to reality