Senior Scientist I/II, Translational Cell/ Molecular Biology

Lake County, IL, United States
Oct 26, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors 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 .

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist with a proven track record of accomplishment in the field of cell biology/ biochemistry to join a team dedicated to the identification and validation of novel targets related to diseases of aging. The candidate is expected to independently conceive and execute experimental strategies to lead/support small molecule drug discovery programs and to develop translational plans. The incumbent will be responsible for driving innovation and executing a variety of cell biology, biochemical and genetic approaches including disease model development in recombinant and primary cell lines, analysis of protein expression by Western blotting and ELISA, and cell-based application of CRISPR technology and RNAseq analysis to support multiple projects throughout AbbVie. Applicants should have extensive laboratory research experience and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role. Strong communication and teamwork skills are essential as the candidate is expected to operate in a fast-pace multi-disciplinary environment, interacting with diverse groups of experts within or outside of his/her scientific discipline.


Position will be hired based on level of experience.
  • Bachelors, Master, or Ph.D. in Cell/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or related field
  • 10-12+ years (BS), 8-10+ years (MS), or 0-3+ (PhD) years post-graduate experience in early drug discovery
  • Record of scientific achievement (i.e.strong publication and/or patent record) and proficiency in standard biochemical, cellular and molecular techniques
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, matrix-based team environment and strong written and oral communication skills are essential
  • Previous experience in pharmaceutical drug discovery, translational biology, and metabolic disease and/or mitochondrial biology research is preferred but not required
Key Leadership Competencies:
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance
  • Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change course quickly where indicated
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality

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