Senior Scientist, In Vitro Biology

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, US
Posted
Sep 08, 2019
Ref
1901949
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We seek a highly motivated scientist with a proven track record of accomplishment in the field of cell biology/biochemistry to join a team dedicated to the identification and validation of novel targets related to diseases of aging. The incumbent will be responsible for driving innovation and executing a variety of cell biology, biochemical and genetic approaches including recombinant and primary cell culture, analysis of protein expression by Western blotting and ELISA, cell-based application of CRISPR technology, and microscopy to support multiple projects throughout AbbVie. Applicants should have extensive laboratory research experience and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role. Strong communication and teamwork skills are essential as the candidate is expected to operate in a fast-pace multi-disciplinary environment, interacting with diverse groups of experts within or outside of his/her scientific discipline.

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


The position grade level will be filled commensurate with experience.

Basic:
  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or related field
  • 10+ years (BS), 8+ years (MS), or 0+ (PhD) years post-graduate experience in early drug discovery
  • Record of scientific achievement (i.e.strong publication and/or patent record) and proficiency in standard biochemical, cellular and molecular techniques.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, matrix-based team environment and strong written and oral communication skills are essential.
  • Previous experience in pharmaceutical drug discovery is preferred but not required.


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