Associate Scientist I/II, Protein Purification

Worcester, MA, United States
Oct 17, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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.

Global Protein Sciences (GPS) is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the Protein Purification Group at the AbbVie Bioresearch Center in Worcester, MA. As a member of the group, the candidate will be responsible for the purification of reagents critical to advance the discovery pipeline. The successful candidate will have experience in protein purification and analysis, excellent communication skills, and a collaborative mindset to efficiently work in a team.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Follow and modify protocols as necessary to purify recombinant proteins using various chromatographic methods
  • Work with AKTA FPLC systems and Unicorn software to enable efficient processes
  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab
  • Effectively coordinate with colleagues and research teams
  • Learn and effectively implement new experimental protocols
  • Consult relevant scientific literature to understand project context
  • Effectively communicate research progress through oral presentations and written documentation
  • Keep accurate, detailed, and timely records of laboratory work


Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree with typically 0-3+ (BS) years of experience, or 0+ (MS) years of experience
  • Strong laboratory skills, effective documentation skills and the ability to analyze and report results clearly
  • Candidate will have experience in purification of proteins from E. coli, insect, and human cell culture systems using chromatographic methods including SEC, ion-exchange, and affinity capture
  • Experience with AKTA FPLC systems and Unicorn software
  • Experience with protein analysis: SDS-PAGE, western blot, and analytic SEC
  • Experience in preparation/purification of membrane proteins or virus-like particles is desired
  • Experience in molecular cloning and expression construct design a plus

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