AbbVie

*Biological Research Associate III - Tissue Materials

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Irvine, CA, United States
Posted
Sep 19, 2020
Ref
202553
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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 .

Job Description

Envision working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders. Now, place yourself in that mix; leading discussions, asking the right questions and driving results. AbbVie is always striving to find top scientists to work at our Irvine, CA site

Biological Research Associate III - Tissue Materials - Irvine, CA

What your manager wants you to know: " I'm looking for a team player to contribute to a dynamic, innovative and science-oriented organization. If you enjoy science and being in the lab and if you want to be part of a team that collaborates across multiple disciplines to bring the best products to support the Allergan Aesthetics' Medical Device franchises, I would be very interested in receiving your resume. Let's discuss what you can bring to the team and what you aspire to do in the future."

Allergan Aesthetics, Biological Research R&D, is seeking an individual who will develop and execute in vivo models, as well as perform a range of cell and tissue-based in vitro assays to support the development and differentiation of implantable biomaterials in support of Allergan Aesthetics' Medical Device franchises. Under general supervision and with limited supervisor input, the candidate will be expected to develop and analyze results tailored to the in vitro and in vivo evaluation of cell/tissue interactions with biomaterials. Techniques employed will include intradermal and subcutaneous injection in small animals, 3D imaging, histology, microscopy, as well as common practices in cell and molecular biology, such as cell culture, PCR, and ELISA. Proficiency in in vivo animal handling and care, as well as good overall working knowledge of common laboratory techniques in a BSL 2 environment is essential. It is also expected that the incumbent has the ability to successfully perform experiments with routine troubleshooting, keep accurate records and facilitate interpretation and analysis of experimental data with the support of the manager. Additional day to day activities may include statistical analysis of results, staying current in the relevant therapeutic areas, and some lab support activities including ordering materials and general lab organization.

The employee must conduct their work activities in compliance with all AbbVie, Irvine internal requirements and with all applicable regulatory requirements, including knowledge of operating in a controlled environment per the requirements of 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485 and ISO 14971. AbbVie, Irvine internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, and general business policies, requirements and objectives.

YOU WILL:

Be a trusted and expert scientific partner.
  • Develop and execute in vivo and in vitro assays to evaluate the tissue response to implantable biomaterials
  • Perform studies to develop and qualify new test methods and procedures
  • Analysis and interpretation of results, presentation preparation for internal and external stakeholders
  • Document and prepare summaries of results and methods


Qualifications

YOU BRING:
  • A Bachelor's degree in a scientific field (Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry or related) plus 4+ years post-graduate experience in industry OR an advanced degree (Masters, PhD) with equivalent experience of at least 2 years.
  • Experience with animal and tissue studies, including in vivo animal handling/surgeries, in situ, ex vivo and in vitro models required.
  • Experience using various cell and molecular biology techniques to examine cell/tissue and biomaterial interactions.
  • Some experience conducting ex vivo tissue manipulation for assay performance desirable.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, self-starter, motivated
  • Ability to develop solutions to routine technical problems


ABBVIE LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
  • Excellence Focused
  • Open and Authentic
  • Ownership Thinker


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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.