Clinical Scientist, Oncology Early Development

Redwood City, CA, US
Jun 27, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products - Imbruvica®, Venclexta™, and Empliciti™ and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in nearly 200 clinical trials in 19 different types of cancer.

AbbVie is expanding its oncology hub on the West Coast, with three sites in the San Francisco Bay Area (Redwood City, South San Francisco, and Sunnyvale) focused on the discovery and development of novel oncology therapies. More than 1,000 AbbVie scientists, clinicians, and product developers with strong entrepreneurial roots work across these three sites. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. AbbVie is also expanding their expertise through partnering with companies leading the way in emerging biologic technologies including oncolytic virus' and CAR-T cells. This position is based at AbbVie in the Redwood City, CA location.

  • Prepare scientific reports/presentations related to clinical trials using available software and templates and; review/contribute to clinical protocols, by utilizing expertise, to assist in interpretation of data.
  • Coordinate advisory meeting agendas, activities and slide decks and consulting agreements
  • Comply with procedures set forth in relevant IQS documents and Study protocols and other directives issued by the management regarding clinical studies.
  • Lead the study development by applying most current electronic document conventions/processes most consistently/accurately to ensure scientific integrity of all processes.
  • Responsible for receiving and completing tasks and assignments from function, Therapeutic Area MD or Scientific Staff within timeline with minimal supervision and; maximizing individual, function/therapeutic area and team productivity.
  • Participate on teams for process improvement initiatives and review key decisions impacting project timelines with management.
  • Apply experience to analyze clinical study data, including statistical data using available software to assist with ongoing blinded/un-blinded PK, safety and efficacy reviews and ensure the scientific integrity of all processes.
  • Perform literature/competitive intelligence searches to recognize/resolve scientific and technical problems by applying the most current electronic document conventions and processes consistently and accurately.
  • Provide/present key clinical study information to function/therapeutic area and management.
  • May lead teams within therapeutic area and supervise exempt and/or non-exempt direct reports and mentor function/-therapeutic area personnel.

Clinical Scientist I: Bachelors/Master's degree, in Science related to Field with 11+ years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry or Pharm-D/PhD with 1+years
Clinical Scientist II: Bachelors/Masters degree, in Science related to Field 14+ years experience in the pharmaceutical industry or PharmD/PhD with 4+years
  • Ability to understand more complex clinical study principles
  • Advanced understanding of appropriate technology necessary to analyze clinical study data, generate reports and create presentations, posters and manuscripts
  • Experience in team, drug development, and scientific project leadership or related.
  • Experience supporting clinical research, drug development and/or function/therapeutic area operations.
  • Must have a proven record of successful projects.
  • Experience in multi-faceted, broad-based multiple functions/therapeutic areas or clinical functions with in depth knowledge of clinical study issues.
  • Ability to appropriately and effectively use resources to complete tasks and meet required timelines.
  • Ability to produce work of the highest quality by paying attention to detail
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills