Biology Team Lead/Senior Scientist III, Cancer Biology

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, US
Posted
Sep 18, 2019
Ref
1905565
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.


Basic:
  • 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.