AbbVie

Associate Scientist II/Scientist I - Antibody Engineer

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Worcester, MA, United States
Posted
Sep 23, 2020
Ref
2006891
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 .

AbbVie Global Biologics and Virology Research is an integrated, global discovery organization responsible for anti-viral drug research across indications including HIV AIDS, Hepatitis C, and emerging viral syndromes such as SARS-CoV-2. Our scope includes the discovery of innovative small molecule and biologic medicines from the early exploratory stage and their support through clinical development. We are growing a world-class team of scientists and leaders who will drive the discovery and advancement of innovative anti-viral and biologic-based therapies. Careers in AbbVie Global Biologics and Virology provide unique opportunities to work with cross-functional teams that drive exceptional science and deliver innovative medicines to patients. We are looking for diverse candidates with strong scientific and leadership experience to join the team and can offer exciting and rewarding career opportunities for these candidates.

The Biologics Generation Group at AbbVie is seeking a highly-motivated research scientist to join a dynamic team supporting biologics drug discovery. This position will impact projects through the discovery and engineering of biopharmaceutical products such as monoclonal antibodies. The ideal candidate should have direct experience with molecular techniques and binding assays (e.g., ELISA and flow cytometry). Other desirable skills include in vitro display technologies (e.g, phage display), experience with antibody engineering, and familiarity with sequence analysis tools and molecular modeling software. The applicant should be able to analyze, document, and report data. She/he should possess excellent communication skills and be comfortable presenting in group settings.

Qualifications

Qualifications
Position will be hired based on level of experience.
  • BS or MS in biology or related field with 3-5+ years (BS), or 0-2+ years (MS) of relevant industry/academic experience
  • Strong molecular biology skills
  • Experience with bacterial cell culture
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Keen ability to engage internal and external scientific leaders in collaborative research
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Team player with the ability to operate in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment
  • Adapt to rapid changes in project priorities and timelines
  • Competency with software programs, including MS Excel, Powerpoint, Word

Desired Skills:
  • Hands-on experience with in vitro antibody discovery display technologies (e.g., phage, yeast display)
  • Experience in antibody engineering and optimization (e.g., humanization, Fc optimization)
  • Flow cytometry experience
  • Familiarity with sequence analysis tools
  • Understanding of protein structure and function
  • Experience with antibody library design and construction
  • Proficiency with the software programs Prism, Geneious, Sequencher, Genedata

Key AbbVie Competencies:
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of the team to enable higher performance.
  • Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change the 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 innovation to reality.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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.