Comparative Medicine, Emerging Technologies Veterinarian/Scientist

Lake County, IL, United States
Oct 05, 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 .

Within AbbVie's Comparative Medicine function, direct research and project activities with emphasis on emerging technologies that enables the translatability of AbbVie's model development by effectively mentoring, guiding and/or supervising scientific personnel. Independently conceive, execute and communicate novel multi-disciplinary research or development strategies that achieve project and area goals. Serve as a lead scientist on his/her own project and contribute scientific insights into multiple other projects that will also support the progressive global 3Rs Program to advance AbbVie's culture of ethical science promoting adoption of 3Rs technologies and methods where applicable.

  • Effectively function as a principle investigator, generating original emerging technical ideas and research or development strategies on technologies whose development, practical applications, or both are still largely unrealized.
  • Demonstrate creative 'out of the box' thinking to solve difficult problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals and capable of changing the status quo.
  • Independently responsible for project science within his/her area of expertise on one or more project teams.
  • Generate new scientific proposals and lead those efforts. Anticipate and critically evaluate scientific or regulatory advances or competitive threats and respond with appropriate new strategies.
  • Recognized and sought out as an expert in emerging technologies, translational imaging modalities and compound delivery and sample access technologies within the company and possibly externally.
  • Primary author of publications, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents.
  • Present at leading scientific conferences.
  • Mentor/supervise a team of one or more and evaluate the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the effective performance of the team/individuals.
  • Provide consult, oversight on study design and possibly even conduct activities on innovative 3Rs research to address scientific gaps to enhance our animal research program.
  • Serve as a member of the Global Animal Welfare Committee Leadership team and provide 3Rs expertise.



  • DVM or PhD with laboratory animal training or background preferred with typically 4-6 years of experience
  • Experience in translational imaging is strongly preferred.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, perform multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and stay abreast of relevant 3Rs literature as well as publish 3Rs literature.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a principle investigator, generating original technical ideas and research or development strategies.
  • Demonstrate creative 'out of the box' thinking to solve difficult technical problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Recognized and sought out as an expert in his/her discipline within the company and possibly externally
  • Experienced and demonstrated success as primary author of publication, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents
  • Demonstrated scientific communication and presentation skills by presenting at leading scientific conferences.
  • Encourage innovation through leadership, set expectations, and hold people accountable for their actions. Communicate both successes and failures and promote change, where necessary, to more effectively drive for results. Practice a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality. Competent in research methods and design using basic statistical methods and proficient in the use of statistical software (e.g. Graphpad JMP, Excel)

Job level will be commensurate with experience

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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.