Associate Scientist I/II, Toxicology

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 19, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The primary functions of this position are conducting laboratory bench analyses in support of investigative preclinical and in vitro studies.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Support Preclinical Safety Toxicologists and Pathologists with key in vitro platforms for investigating toxicities and enabling optimal selection of drug candidates.
  • Participate in cross-functional efforts to identify optimal screening assays to detect toxicity liabilities early.
  • Develop/characterize fit-for-purpose in situ platforms focused on toxicology.
  • Develop/characterize biochemical assays as needed.
  • Responsible for routine RNA isolation/prep, TaqMan/RNASeq prep, cell culture support.
  • Produce/coordinate/present key data related to mechanisms of toxicity using in situ assays or other methods as needed.
  • Analyze and interpret relevant toxicology data in a timely manner and communicate data and interpretation to project stakeholders
  • Collaboratively transfer in vitro platforms and methods to/from other key groups within AbbVie as needed.
  • Conduct external presentation/publications.
  • Develop/perform laboratory methods to measure key endpoints in support of in vitro and in vivo studies.

  • BS in cell/molecular biology or a related field with 0-2 yrs experience
  • Analytical chemistry/biochemistry background a plus
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry a plus