Principal Research Scientist II

Lake County, IL, United States
Nov 02, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Direct product/project activities and professional development of a group of scientists supporting Combination Products by effectively mentoring, guiding and/or supervising personnel. Independently conceive, execute and communicate novel multi-disciplinary research/development and industrialization strategies that achieve global manufacturing and product/project goals.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Mange Combination Product transfers from development into commercial production. Responsible for industrialization plan/transfer, technical support and product reliability activities.
  • Manage product and process improvements across multiple global manufacturing sites. Responsible for prioritizing projects, developing project scope, driving alignment providing and periodic communications to leadership.
  • Independently responsible for project science with a focus on autoinjectors and on-body delivery systems on one or more project teams. Demonstrate out of the box' thinking to solve problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Author and maintain design controls for ongoing projects
  • Make significant contributions to project team through lab based, or other work environments, activities.
  • Anticipate and critically evaluate scientific or regulatory advances or competitive threats and respond with appropriate new strategies.
  • Recognized and sought out as an expert in his/her discipline .
  • Primary author of publications, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents.
  • Present at leading scientific conferences.
  • Mentor/supervise a team of one or more and evaluate the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the performance of the team/individuals.


  • BS or equivalent education and typically 14+ years of experience; MS or equivalent education with typically 12+ years of experience; PhD with typically 6+ years of experience in area or scientific area of discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage project transfers and commercial support, generating original technical ideas and research/development and industrialization strategies.
  • Demonstrate 'out of the box' thinking to solve technical problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Recognized and sought out as an expert in his/her discipline.
  • Experienced and proven success as primary author of publications, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 10 % of the Time
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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.