Biological Research Scientist

Irvine, CA, United States
Sep 29, 2020
Required Education
Associate 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 . 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 Scientist, Irvine, CA

What your manager wants you to know: "We are looking to hire a quick learner with experience in drug development. If you would like to help fill the R&D pipeline and have a significant impact on next generation products, please apply for this position so we can discuss how you can contribute to our team."

YOU WILL: The successful candidate will contribute to projects aimed at the identification of novel therapeutic strategies for ocular diseases. You will be required to conceive, design and implement pre-clinical in vivo pharmacology models to characterize potential therapeutic targets and evaluate drug candidates, as well as employ a range of biochemical and cell-based techniques. Experience in the fields of ophthalmology, vision research or in drug development an asset. The successful candidate will collaborate extensively with other Research Scientists and Associates, while taking personal responsibility for success of assigned tasks and projects. You will be a highly motivated, hands-on experimentalist who thrives in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. Emphasis is on the ability to successfully perform experiments with minimal supervision and interact effectively in a team environment.

Be a trusted and expert scientific partner with experience and passion for the following:
  • Pharmacological studies using in vitro models
  • Translational/ Pharmacological studies in in vivo models
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Scientific presentations/ collaborations and personal development


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum 5 years industry experience
  • Experience with development and implementation of in vivo models and in vitro assays required
  • Some biochemistry and molecular biology experience required
  • Experience with small animal handling required, including dosing, surgery and imaging
  • Experience in the fields of ophthalmology, vision research or in drug development desired

  • Excellence Focused
  • Open and Authentic
  • Ownership Thinker

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.