Senior Scientist, Materials Scientist

Lake County, IL, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The New Chemical Entity Analytical Research and Development Group is responsible for developing and validating analytical methodologies for both active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and drug product to enable clinical trials, toxicology studies and drug product development for Abbvie's pre-clinical and clinical candidates. The Analytical Group is also responsible for Chemistry Manufacturing Controls (CMC) support from first in human trials through NDA/MAA application. Its laboratories operate under both Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to enable release of materials for pre-clinical and clinical studies respectively.

AbbVie is seeking a Senior Scientist - Materials Scientist to conduct analytical research and development in support of pre-phase I development to market authorization.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Support new product development with development and validation of analytical methods, technical method transfers, and generation of technical data and reports in support of clinical NME regulatory requirements in a cGMP environment.
  • Implement a wide range of analytical and physical characterization techniques to conduct research and development studies related to drug product development.
  • Proactively work jointly with other functional areas to advance NME's through the pipeline.
  • Conduct research in the area of advance physical characterization with a focus on bulk properties.

Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.


  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry/Physical Chemistry or other relevant discipline with a minimum of 10+ (BS), 8+ (MS), or 0+ years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency using analytical and physical characterization techniques including particle size distribution, surface area analysis and microscopy.
  • Application of characterization techniques to develop material and process understanding as well as the development of relevant control strategies.
  • Familiarity with Theory of Sampling, especially as applied to bulk property analysis
  • This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, hard-working, detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment with demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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 innovation to reality.