Associate Scientist II/Scientist I, Chemistry

Lake County, IL, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie is looking for an Associate Scientist/Scientist, Chemistry with strong synthetic skills. This individual will work under the mentorship of a supervisor discovering, developing and executing routes to compounds to treat a variety of diseases. The candidate will be a member of an integrated Process Research & Development project team consisting of synthetic, structural, and analytical chemists and engineers whose goal is to identify and develop novel practical routes to newly discovered therapeutic targets. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and productive, with excellent communication skills and strong functional expertise in synthetic organic chemistry and compound synthesis and characterization.

Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.


  • MS degree in chemistry with 0+ years of laboratory experience, or BS degree in chemistry with 3+ years laboratory experience.
  • Broad range of functional expertise in modern synthetic organic chemistry, compound purification, spectral analysis and interpretation.
  • Ability to search the chemical literature to ascertain viable approaches to synthetic problems.
  • Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends when necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience doing synthetic method development, new reaction discovery, study of reaction mechanism or total synthesis
  • Record of scientific accomplishment with author credit in peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to independently lead own chemistry research and effectively function in a goal oriented team environment.

Key AbbVie Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance.
  • Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change the 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