Sr Scientist I, Analytical Chemistry

Worcester, MA, United States
Sep 09, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company that combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases.

AbbVie Immunology, located in Worcester, MA offers a unique working environment for drug discovery, incorporating a team of analysis and purification experts directly with medicinal chemistry design-synthesis project teams. Our group leverages new and established analysis and purification tools to provide critical collaborative support to research teams, biologists, experts in organic synthesis and molecule design.

Job Description:

We are seeking a Senior Scientist to join our Analysis and Separation team with focus on separations and MS analysis support for design-synthesis of both chiral and achiral small molecules. Candidates for this position are expected to be able to quickly adapt to existing instrumentation and software applications, engage project teams to provide key analysis and separations support as well as extend the capabilities and improve the efficiency of existing analysis and separation tools. Candidates with a background in analytical UPLC/MS, SFC/MS, preparative scale LC and SFC and application of these tools to enhance AbbVie's expertise and efficiency are strongly encouraged to apply.


Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated expertise with analytical and prep-scale SFC and HPLC methods development for separation of complex mixtures of both chiral and achiral molecules is required.
  • Experience with configuration, troubleshooting, maintenance and routine repair of SFC and UPLC/HPLC systems is required.
  • Demonstrated expertise with SFC/MS, LC/MS and API ionization methods is required
  • Previous experience with multiple vendors including Waters (Masslynx and Empower), Shimadzu Lab Solutions and Thermo Chromeleon software is desired.
  • Experience with GC and GC/MS is a plus.

Basic Qualifications:

Position will be hired based on level of experience.
  • PhD, MS or BS in Analytical Chemistry or related discipline with typically 0+ (PhD), 8+ (MS) or 12+ (BS) years of relevant post-degree experience.
  • Candidate must be highly collaborative and thrive in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Flexible, team player, strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  • Excellent record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Maintain concise, accurate and comprehensive scientific records.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, organized, detail-oriented, proven multi-tasking ability.

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Yes, 5 % of the Time
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At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.