Scientist II, Assay development

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Oct 01, 2020
Required Education
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 .

The Scientist II, assay development is responsible for providing strong scientific, technical and organizational support to drive mechanism-of-action research in the field of oncology novel target discovery.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:
  • Establishment, validation and execution of biochemistry- and cell-based assays for novel target discovery programs.
  • Provide strong scientific evidence to establish and implement strategy for understanding of the mechanism of actions.
  • Managing preclinical and early clinical research to support the Oncology Research pipeline projects at AbbVie.
  • Establish collaborations with CROs.


  • Hands-on experience on general molecular and cellular biology techniques, such as PCR, cell culture, FACS, ELISA, and Western Blot. CRISPR experience is a plus but not required.
  • Industry experience in cancer and (or) immune-oncology drug discovery and development is highly desired.
  • Track record of successful research experience in graduate and (or) post-graduate studies.

Education Requirements (degree, certifications, etc.):
  • Master degree or bachelor degree with 3+ years of academic or industrial research experience.

Significant Work Activities
Awkward/forceful/repetitive motions (arms above shoulders, bent wrists, etc.)
Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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