AbbVie

Senior Scientist I, Advanced Chemistry Technologies

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, United States
Posted
Sep 11, 2020
Ref
2005920
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
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 www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

The Discovery Platform Technologies group has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Scientist to join the Advanced Chemistry Technologies (ACT) team at AbbVie. This scientist will conceive and execute organic reaction transformations and chemistry technologies. The candidate will act as a lead scientist in his/her area of expertise on one or more projects, and critically evaluate relevant scientific advances and integrate this knowledge into research programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Devise novel synthetic techniques and synthesize libraries in a high throughout manner to advance Structure Activity Relationships on med chem projects
  • Utilize high throughput reaction screening and analysis technologies to identify optimal reaction condition
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key chemistry issues by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise
  • Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program
  • Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present work at scientific conferences aligned with business objectives
  • Effective writer and communicator of research or other regulatory materials
  • Publish project-related research in high-impact factor peer-reviewed journals, R&D reports, patent applications and/or regulatory documents/filings
  • Demonstrate a high degree of responsibility in maintaining scientific standards, and safe laboratory practices for self and reporting staff, if any
  • Participate in establishing project goals, defining short and long-term scientific strategies, and contribute to the generation of project-related documents and presentations
  • Use external information to gain competitive intelligence
  • Act as advocate to integrate this knowledge into the group's research efforts
  • Generate new research or development strategies to effectively address project and divisional goals/needs
  • Collaborate with functional and technical experts to facilitate scientific achievement


Qualifications

Qualifications:

Position will be hired based on level of experience.

  • PhD or MS in Organic Chemistry with typically 0+ (PhD), 8+ (MS), or 10+ (BS) years of postdoctoral and/or pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Demonstrate scientific initiative and creativity in research or development activities
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise.
  • Demonstrated strong expertise in synthetic organic chemistry, with a proven record of synthetic problem-solving skills
  • Track record of working with chemistry technologies (such as automation, flow chemistry, or electro/photochemistry) to enhance efficiencies


Preferred:

  • Hands-on experience in the area of high throughput experimentation and beyond rule of 5 compounds


Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance
  • Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change course quickly where indicated
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages to reality


Significant Work Activities
N/A
Travel
No
Job Type
Experienced
Schedule
Full-time
Job Level Code
IC
Equal Employment Opportunity
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.