Associate Scientist I/II, Translational Immunology

Worcester, MA, United States
Oct 27, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Job Description:

The Translational Immunology Department is committed to advancing the pipeline through the investigation of patient-derived tissue and clinical biomarker identification. We are seeking a highly talented and motivated scientist to join our team focused on assay development, optimization, and execution of cell based high throughput functional assays. The successful candidate will have experience with cell handing, quantification of cytokines (ELISA and/or Luminex experience) and a demonstrated ability to design, execute, troubleshoot, and interpret experiments with limited supervision. The candidate should play an active role in communicating and collaborating with scientists across Abbvie to advance projects contributing and participating in a team environment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory
  • Execute and interpret critical experiments to answer scientific questions
  • Perform immunoassays
  • Handling of patient samples for inclusion in clinical trials
  • Work effectively with a team in a matrix environment
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, controlled drugs and radioactive compounds


Position will be hired based on level of experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in immunology, biology or related field with typically 0-3+ (BS) years of experience, or 0+ (MS) years of experience
  • Strong scientific foundation in the understanding and implementation of a wide range of cell-based assays and readouts (ELISA, Luminex, MSD)
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary groups in a fast-paced discovery team setting
  • Effectively communicate cross-functionally with team members throughout the organization
  • Able to analyze and critically interpret and report data and research conclusions
  • Familiarity with assay technologies, automation, and high throughput screening approaches highly desired

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