Scientist II/Senior Scientist I, Analytical and Purification Sciences

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 08, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases.

Job Description
Discovery Platform Technologies has an opening for a Scientist II/Senior Scientist I in the Analytical and Purification Sciences group. This position will provide opportunities to devise innovative solutions to complex analytical and separation problems through the implementation and utilization of sophisticated instrumentation.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Chiral analysis and purification of samples using supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) and developing methods for the resolution of racemic drug molecules on milligram to gram scale by preparative chiral SFC
  • Develop, operate and maintain novel instrumentation for the analysis and purification of compounds from medicinal chemistry projects and parallel synthesis libraries using SFC and HPLC
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting
  • 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. Publish project-related research in high-impact factor peer-reviewed journals, R&D reports, patent applications and/or regulatory documents/filings
  • D emonstrate a high degree of responsibility in maintaining scientific standards, and safe laboratory practices for self and reporting staff, if any
  • Keep accurate and current records of research and/or project related activities according to AbbVie policies.
  • May supervise one or more direct reports and proactively engage in their development

  • PhD, MS, or BS in Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or closely related field with 0+years (PhD); 5+ years (MS); or 7+ years (BS) of job related experience
  • Hands-on experience with LC-MS, preparative HPLC, preparative SFC, and mass spectrometry
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot a variety of hardware/software platforms
  • Proven effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with scientists and engineers
  • Experience in synthetic organic chemistry and the ability to communicate effectively with medicinal chemistry project teams

  • Postdoctoral and/or pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Experience with instrument maintenance and design
  • Experience with programming and laboratory automation

Key Leadership Competencies:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • 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