Senior Scientist I, Chemistry

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 08, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Conceive and execute medicinal chemistry research and development that achieves project and area goals. Expertise in synthetic organic chemistry is an essential requirement of this position to drive the SAR optimization cycle to achieve project goals. Expected to generate new scientific synthetic and medicinal chemistry proposals and lead those efforts. Investigate, identify, develop, and optimize new methods/ techniques. Act as a lead scientist in his/her area of expertise on one or more projects. Critically evaluate relevant scientific advances and integrate this knowledge into research programs.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise.
  • Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program.
  • Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present work at scientific conferences. Effective writer and communicator of research or other regulatory materials.

Position Accountability/Scope:
  • Demonstrate a high degree of responsibility in maintaining scientific standards, and safe laboratory practices for self and reporting staff, if any.
  • Participate in establishing project goals, defining short and long-term scientific strategies, and contribute to the generation of project-related documents and presentations.
  • May supervise one or more direct reports and proactively engage in their development.
  • Keep accurate and current records of research and/or project related activities according to AbbVie policies.

Internal/External Contacts and Interactions:
  • Use external information to gain competitive intelligence.
  • Act as advocate to integrate this knowledge into the group's research efforts. Generate new research or development strategies to effectively address project and divisional goals/needs.
  • collaborate with functional and technical experts to facilitate scientific achievement.
  • Publish project-related research in high-impact factor peer-reviewed journals, R&D reports, patent applications and/or regulatory documents/filings.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

Level commensurate with experience.

  • BS, MS, or , PhD in Organic Chemistry or related field. Postdoctoral or pharmaceutical industry experience desirable.
  • 10+(BS), 8+(MS), or 0+ (Ph.D) years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key scientific hurdles by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise.
  • Exceptional communication skills; ability to develop, implement and clearly communicate chemistry strategies and progress to team.
  • Build strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of teams to enable higher performance.

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.