Senior Scientist I/II, Analytical Chemistry

Lake County, IL, United States
Oct 27, 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 .

AbbVie Analytical Research & Development (Analytical R&D) is a global analytical sciences organization responsible for all CMC analytical activities related to the development of AbbVie's pharmaceutical products. Our scope includes AbbVie's diverse pipeline of innovative small molecule and therapeutic biologic medicines and spans from the selection of Discovery candidate molecules through the transition of analytical methods and testing to commercial labs to support product launch. We are building a world-class team of scientists and leaders who will drive the advancement of industry-leading analytical capabilities and make meaningful contributions to advance AbbVie's pipeline of innovative medicines.

Careers in AbbVie Analytical R&D provide unique opportunities to work with global and cross-functional teams to drive exceptional science and innovative product development strategies. We are looking for diverse candidates with strong scientific and leadership experience to join the AbbVie Analytical R&D team and can offer exciting and rewarding career opportunities for these candidates.

The New Chemical Entity Drug Product Development Analytical Group is responsible for developing and validating analytical methodologies for both active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and drug product to enable clinical trials and drug product development for AbbVie's clinical candidates. We are responsible for Chemistry Manufacturing Controls (CMC) support from first-in-human trials through NDA/MAA application. Our laboratories operate under Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to enable release of materials for clinical studies.

AbbVie is seeking a Senior Scientist I/II, Analytical Chemistry to conduct analytical research and development in support of pre-phase I development to market authorization.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Responsible for method development, testing procedures, and implementation of analytical controls to help the advancement of new molecular entities (NME's).
  • Applying analytical separation and detection modes for complex impurity profiling/identification to further understand degradation pathways.
  • Leading the analytical aspects of a project while jointly working with other functional areas to advance NME's through the pipeline.
  • Implement a wide range of current analytical techniques to conduct research and development studies related to drug product development
  • Support new product development with advanced methods development and validations, technical transfer packages, and generation of technical data and reports in support of clinical NME regulatory requirements in a cGMP environment.
  • Perform routine and non-routine testing of development, release, and stability samples.


  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or relevant discipline and 10-12 (BS), 8-10 (MS), or 0-4 (PhD) years of experience.
  • Proficiency with analytical techniques, e.g., HPLC, GC, spectroscopic techniques, and mass spectrometry.
  • Candidate must possess a solid fundamental background in separation theory.
  • Candidate must possess outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, hard-working, detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced team environment with demonstrated problem solving skills.

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.

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.