Scientist II/ Senior Scientist I, Tau Biology (Cell or Neuropharmacology)

Cambridge, MA, US
Oct 08, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie is continuing to grow its Foundational Neuroscience Center (FNC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With patients at the heart of all we strive for, we are committed to ensuring an innovative environment for our team to excel in research excellence! AbbVie has established the FNC to investigate the fundamental biological mechanisms and to develop therapeutic interventions for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases!

Our Tau Biology group is seeking a motivated Scientist with expertise in cell biology and molecular neuroscience for target validation and assay development. As a key member of the team, you will support a project leader in performing molecular and multiplexed image-based screening studies to look at synapse biology in neurodegenerative disease and discover small molecules/biologics interfering with tau aggregation in neurons.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct research in a dynamic and collaborative environment
  • Perform neural activity, cell signaling or neuropharmacology
  • Work efficiently to meet deadlines, well with team members, and contribute to a healthy and fast-paced environment
  • Provide excellent communication, both in writing and presenting results with our team
  • Read and apply relevant scientific literature

Position will be hired based on level of experience.
  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Neuroscience, Cell or Neuropharmacology, with typically 7+(BS), 5+ (MS) or 0+ (PhD) years of experience; industry experience preferred
  • Proficiency with cell biology, molecular, microscopy methods, cellular assays for target validation and high throughput screening
  • Expertise in neuronal activity, synapse biology, neuropharmacology, learning and memory
  • Experience in primary neuronal culture; Human iPSC-derived neuron is desirable
  • Experience with super-resolution, high - content, high throughput using robotic-assisted imaging is preferred
  • Familiarity with plate readers and/or high content imaging; Familiarity with neuroanatomy is a plus but not required
  • Highly motivated, detailed oriented, curious of the science, and desire to learn to novel neuroscience techniques
  • Demonstrates critical thinking, independence, clear scientific writing & verbal communication skills and detailed record keeping
  • Strong organizational skills that facilitate planning, multitasking and working within timelines