Associate Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Lake County, IL, US
Jul 17, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie is seeking a highly-motivated Associate Scientist to work in an exciting and fast-paced pharmaceutical research environment. This scientist will conduct analytical experiments to support structural characterization for a wide variety of chemical systems. Responsibilities will include maintaining the throughput of routine NMR and MS data collection. Close interactions with chemists, MS/NMR/X-Ray spectroscopists, and Project Team Scientists will be required to provide rapid turnaround for MS and NMR data collection. The candidate will spend significant time working with NMR and MS instrumentation, as well as the automation required to maintain sample throughput. Responsibilities will include laboratory housekeeping and organization, sample preparation, instrument operation, and data analysis. A high priority will be placed on a demonstrated ability to interact proactively and productively with scientists in the NMR and MS labs and the Project Teams. The interested candidate will be expected to adjust to rapidly changing priorities, to work flexibly to address Project Team needs, and to work on multiple projects in parallel. The candidate must have the desire and ability to learn MS and NMR data analysis.


  • A BS or MS degree in Chemistry is preferred, but degrees in related fields will be considered.
  • Experience with laboratory automation and/or computer programming is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, highly organized and self-motivated, be able to work independently
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

Key Leadership Competencies

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners 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 innovation to reality.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.