Associate Scientist II/ Scientist I, Protein Analytics, New Modality Group

Worcester, MA, US
Jul 18, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
The Protein Analytics department is searching for a highly motivated and innovated Scientist to join our team at the AbbVie Bioresearch Center in Worcester, MA. Our department is responsible for the development, qualification and execution of analytical methods to provide product and process understanding for biological entities from discovery through commercial stages.

You will be a part of the New Modality Group within Protein Analytics that is mainly focused on method development and implementation of various HPLC, UPLC, and CE based analytical methods of AbbVie's Biologics. You will contribute to the development and testing of analytical assays and will support the continuous improvement and innovation within the group and PA department.

Key Responsibilities:
    Develop, optimize, troubleshoot, qualify, and transfer analytical test method based on chromatographic and electrophoretic separations for early and late phase pipeline programs. Independently build precise, reliable and reproducible data in a favorable time. Demonstrate experimental design capabilities and strong data interpretation skills. Organize and document experiments and results in an electronic lab notebook. Author technical memos and technical reports. Efficient IT skills, MS office, in particular Powerpoint, Excel, and other instrument related software to support work

Position will be hired based on level of experience.
  • B achelors or Masters degree in biological sciences or related discipline with 2-5+ (BS), 0-2+ (MS) years of experience in an academic or biotech/ pharmaceutical industry setting
  • Understanding and hands-on experience with separation techniques such as SEC, Ion Exchange
  • Chromatography, RP-HPLC, CE-SDS, and icIEF.
  • Perform routine tasks independently and interpret data to support process development of biologics molecules.
  • Generate reliable and consistent results. Troubleshoot and investigate when needed.
  • Goal oriented teammate, with analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, organization, multi-tasking in a dynamic collaborative cross-functional environment.
  • Comprehend and enforce corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials.
  • Experience with automation and high-throughput analytical methods for biologics is a plus.