Sr.Biological Research Scientist

Irvine, CA, United States
Oct 14, 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.

Sr Biological Research Scientist - Irvine, CA

What your manager wants you to know:

The successful candidate will lead and contribute to implementation of immune-based strategies for discovery and validation of targets across multiple therapeutic areas including eye care and medical aesthetics . The successful candidate will develop and deploy multiple techniques in order to generate specific therapeutic targets and testable hypotheses. He/ she will participate in a team of scientists to lead various activities including target identification/validation and drug discovery using in vitro, in vivo and/or omics methodologies to evaluate pharmacology in collaboration with internal and external stake holders/experts . Prior experience in applying immunological expertise across multiple therapeutic areas with emphasis on diseases of the eye is a plus. In addition, the candidate should have a strong track record of cross-functional collaborations along with excellent written and oral communication skills. The person should be a highly motivated, hands-on experimentalist who is also capable to leading scientific projects and thriving in a multidisciplinary environment. Emphasis is on the ability to successfully perform hands-on work and lead discovery projects with minimal supervision, demonstrate scientific leadership skills and interact in a team environment.

Allergan Aesthetics R&D, Biological Research, is seeking a highly curious, motivated, organized and innovative candidate for the role of Scientific Associate, Biological Research. The ideal candidate for this position will
  • Lead ID, Validation and progression of early stage targets in eyecare and medical aesthetics
  • Research and understand relevant target/disease biology; design and implement experimentation to validate hypotheses
  • Train and mentor research associates when appropriate
  • Prepare presentations and represent the group to cross-functional teams
  • Maintain awareness of current developments in the field through comprehensive reading and analysis of the literature and attendance at appropriate scientific meetings
  • Understand the competitive landscape and participate in the review and analysis of outside opportunities



Be a trusted and expert scientific partner.
  • Experience with in vivo and in vitro assays required with broad knowledge and skills in models of eye and skin conditions
  • Experience in tissue culture, performing multi-parametric flow cytometry, translational in vitro and in vivo functional assays with primary immune and the application of these techniques to pharmacological studies required
  • Experience in bioinformatics / molecular target ID a plus
  • Strong scientific skills with the ability to collaborate with project team members
  • Must be able to multitask effectively and be adaptable and flexible to meet changing priorities
  • Motivated team player with a can-do attitude
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, scientific rigor and drive
  • Experience in a drug development setting desired


Ph.D. in biology or equivalent with experience in immunology, dermatology and pharmacological evaluation of drugs, 5+ years of postdoctoral or industry experience preferred.

  • 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.