Principal Research Scientist II/ Senior Principal Research Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacologist

Worcester, MA, US
Oct 15, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Our Immunology Discovery organization at our AbbVie Bioresearch Center located Worcester, MA is responsible for the identification of new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of autoimmune diseases! We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative in vivo pharmacologist to join our team! While reporting to the Director of Pharmacology, your responsibility will be to guide a team of scientists working in models of arthritis and SLE.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide strong scientific, technical, and organizational leadership to drive drug discovery in rheumatoid diseases such as arthritis and SLE.
  • Provide detailed knowledge of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of rheumatic diseases and apply this knowledge to implement new concepts and methodologies for the development of drug candidates.
  • Drive excellent performance of group by effectively leading both direct and indirect reports including recruiting, managing, mentoring and developing scientific staff
  • Contribute to defining research team goals by collaborating with scientists within and outside functional area and driving the success of the Immunology portfolio.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the desire to succeed in a collaborative work environment are required

Position will be hired based on level of experience.
  • Bachelors, Masters, PhD, or DVM, or equivalent education in biological sciences with typically 16-18+ (BS), 14-16+ (MS) or 8-10+ (PhD) years of experience; Industry experience preferred
  • Experience in applying mechanism of action studies, PK/PD, and disease systems to successful drug discovery programs is required
  • Strong working knowledge in immunology is essential
  • Established track record of successful drug development experience.
  • Recognized pharmacology leader with in-depth knowledge of in vitro and in vivo model systems and the ability to build PK/PD correlations
  • Experience in managing direct reports and development of scientific staff with positive team building and teamwork skills
  • Evidence of critical thinking and portfolio management is required
  • Ability to lead and maintain scientific business relationships and to establish contract research agreements
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent publication record