Biology Team Lead/Senior Scientist III, Cancer Biology

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 18, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie Oncology Discovery is seeking a highly motivated and skilled cancer biologist with a proven track record of scientific accomplishment and knowledge of drug discovery. The Biology Team Leader/Senior Scientist III, Cancer Biology is expected to independently conceive and execute experimental strategies to lead/support drug discovery programs, and to develop translational plans. Applicants should have extensive laboratory research experience and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role with a high level of experimental vigor and quality. Strong communication, leadership, and teamwork skills are essential as the Team Leader/Senior Scientist III is expected to operate in a fast-pace multi-discipline environment, interacting with diverse groups of experts within or outside of his/her scientific discipline. The ideal candidate must be able to prioritize and manage multiple research activities and possess a broad range of technical expertise and knowledge in cancer biology.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Present at leading scientific conferences.
  • Effectively function as a principle investigator, generating original technical ideas and research or development strategies.
  • Independently responsible for project science within his/her area of expertise on one or more project teams.
  • Make significant contributions to project team through lab based, or other work environments, activities.
  • Generate new scientific proposals and lead those efforts. Anticipate and critically evaluate scientific or regulatory advances or competitive threats and respond with appropriate new strategies.
  • Mentor/supervise a team of one or more and evaluate the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the effective performance of the team/individuals.

  • BS or equivalent education and extensive, typically 14+ years of experience; MS or equivalent education with typically 12+ years of experience; PhD with typically 6+ years of experience in area or scientific area of discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a principle investigator, generating original technical ideas and research or development strategies.
  • Demonstrate creative out of the box thinking to solve difficult technical problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Recognized and sought out as an expert in his/her discipline within the company and possibly externally.
  • Experienced and demonstrated success as primary author of publications, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents.
  • Demonstrated scientific communication and presentation skills by presenting at leading scientific conferences.