Scientist II / Senior Scientist I - PK Modeling Biologics North Chicago, IL.or Worcester, MA.

Worcester, MA, United States
Nov 04, 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 (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.


The Drug Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics & Translational Modeling Department at AbbVie, Inc. is seeking a scientist to assist in the design and analysis of pre-clinical pharmacokinetic studies with a focus on large molecules. The position can be located at the AbbVie Worcester MA site or at the AbbVie North Chicago site. The scientist will partner with drug discovery and development teams, including the in vivo team, to assist in study scheduling, study design, logistical coordination and pharmacokinetic data processing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support project teams in the study design and scheduling of pre-clinical in vivo studies of large molecules across multiple therapeutic areas including Oncology, Immunology and Neuroscience.
  • Collaborate with cross-departmental team members including Toxicology, Pharmaceutics and Compound Management to ensure seamless and timely execution of in vivo pharmacokinetic studies.
  • Process data, perform pharmacokinetic calculations, interpret PK profiles, summarize in report format and distribute to project teams.
  • Partner with senior staff to maintain and update IACUC protocols
  • Assist in the preparation of DMPK-BA sections of IB and IND.



  • BS with typically 7-10 years of experiene, MS with typically 5-8 years of experience, or PhD and typically 0 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with Phoenix WinNonlin is required, experience with software such as TIBCO Spotfire and electronic laboratory notebooking systems is preferred.
  • Experience with large molecules/biologics is preferred.
  • Highly motivated individual with attention to detail and a proven ability to work cross functionally.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work well in a collaborative fast-paced team environment.
  • Passion for data analysis, solving technical problems and applying new technologies to further scientific goals.

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

Level and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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